Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Unit

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Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin UnitWhat better time is there for a pumpkin unit than October?! And resources are plentiful right now in the blogosphere.

I’ll be linking to Montessori-inspired pumpkin resources here and adding a link to my Pumpkin Unit Study Pinterest board filled with LOTS AND LOTS of pumpkin resources of all types and for all levels. I’ll be adding to this post and my Pinterest board throughout October.

Montessori Pumpkin Printables

Pumpkin Starter Unit (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Pumpkin Starter Unit (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Montessori Print Shop has Pumpkins – Basic Unit Starter along with many other pumpkin materials available inexpensively.

Montessori for Everyone has a free Life Cycle of a Pumpkin pdf.

Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Activities

Parts of a Pumpkin Cards (Photo from The Work Plan)

Parts of a Pumpkin Cards (Photo from The Work Plan)

I had an Activity of the Week – Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Activities with links to many pumpkin activities last year (photo from The Work Plan  of one of those activities).

Spooning Corn into Miniature Jack-o'-Lanterns (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Spooning Corn into Miniature Jack-o’-Lanterns (Photo from Olives and Pickles)

Olives and Pickles has spooning corn into miniature jack-o’-lanterns and transferring miniature pumpkins with tongs.

Montessori Mom has links to a number of pumpkin resources.

Evelyn_Saenz has a Squidoo lens on Pumpkins and Place Value that has many Montessori-compatible activities.

Pumpkin Seed Necklace Activity (Photo from The Work Plan)

Pumpkin Seed Necklace Activity (Photo from The Work Plan)

The Work Plan has flower arranging in a pumpkin vase, scrubbing a pumpkin and Five Little Pumpkins with props, pumpkin seed necklace activity (photo), and making a pumpkin softie.

H is for Homeschooling has a number of creative pumpkin ideas, including an activity using ping-pong-ball pumpkins.

Pumpkin Hammering (Photo from My Montessori Journey)

Pumpkin Hammering (Photo from My Montessori Journey)

My Montessori Journey has Pumpkin Hammering (featured in my post last year),

Spooning Pumpkin Transfer (Photo from The Education of Ours)

Spooning Pumpkin Transfer (Photo from The Education of Ours)

The Education of Ours has spooning pumpkin transfer with a hidden preparation for decimal system work.

Weaving Activity (Photo from To the Lesson!)

Weaving Activity (Photo from To the Lesson!)

To the Lesson! has a number of pumpkin-themed activities, including a weaving activity using pumpkin-shaped muffin cups.

Itty Bitty Love has matching felt pieces to Jack-o’-Lantern Faces.

Making Montessori Ours has a number of pumpkin activities.

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin (Photo from One Hook Wonder)

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin (Photo from One Hook Wonder)

One Hook Wonder has a number of activities for exploring a pumpkin and life cycle of a pumpkin (photo of the cards from Montessori for Everyone).

Labeling Parts of a Pumpkin (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Labeling Parts of a Pumpkin (Photo from Homeschool Escapade)

Homeschool Escapade has many Montessori-inspired pumpkin activities, including labeling parts of a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Polishing (Photo by Jessie from The Education of Ours - at Mommy Moment)

Pumpkin Polishing (Photo by Jessie from The Education of Ours – at Mommy Moment)

Jessie from The Education of Ours has pumpkin polishing at Mommy Moment.

Joyfully Weary has upper- and lower-case letter matching using plaster of Paris pumpkins made in a pumpkin ice cube tray.

Unplug Your Kids has a post with pumpkin activities and another with the results of planting pumpkin seeds.

More Ideas for a Pumpkin Unit Study on Pinterest

Pinterest - Pumpkin Unit Study

Pinterest – Pumpkin Unit Study

On Pinterest, I have MANY, MANY MORE resources for a pumpkin unit study for a number of age levels. The resources aren’t all Montessori resources, but there are many fantastic ideas to choose from to fit into a pumpkin unit.

Does your child have a favorite pumpkin activity?

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