Since pumpkins are so much fun in the fall, here are some pumpkin activities to add hands-on fun to phonics! You’ll find lots of great ideas here for reinforcing phonics skills in the fall.
Phonics is a very important part of the Montessori language curriculum. Note: In Montessori education, we teach phonetic sounds before letter names. For any of the activities below, I would emphasize the letter sounds. Also, if you want to follow Montessori tradition, make the letters lowercase for your activities. Of course, set up your activities however works best for you and your child or students. You can learn more about Montessori phonics through the links in this post: DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics for Preschoolers. Even though not all the activities featured here were intended to emphasize phonetic sounds rather than letter names, they can easily be taught in that way using techniques from this post: Inexpensive and DIY Sandpaper Letters.
20 Pumpkin Phonics Activities
Alphabet Pumpkins and 5 Playful Literacy Games from The Imagination Tree
P is for Pumpkin Activities from 3 Dinosaurs
Pumpkin Tot Trays with P is for Pumpkin Activities from 1+1+1=1
P is for Pumpkins from This Reading Mama
P is for Pumpkins – Pumpkin Patch Craft from Homeschool Creations
P is for Pumpkin Seeds from Momma’s Fun Word
P Is for Pumpkin from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Pumpkin Sensory Bag for “P Is for Pumpkin” from Teaching Mama
Letter P with Pumpkin Seeds Craft from Teaching Mama
Letter of the Week – P from No Time for Flash Cards
ABC Pumpkin Hop (use phonetic sounds rather than letter names) from The Pleasantest Thing
Beginning Sounds Pumpkin Patch Match from Toddler Approved
P is for Polka Dot Pumpkin from B-Inspired Mama
Pumpkin Gross Motor Jump (use phonetic sounds) from Playing with Words 365
Pumpkin Games (use words that can be sounded out) from Nurture Store
Letter of the Week Snack: P is for Pumpkin from Crystal & Co.
Pumpkin Patch Letter Hunt from Mamas Like Me
Pumpkin Seed Letters (Photo from Suzy Homeschooler)
Busy Bag Idea for Fall – Pumpkin Seed Letters for Learning Letter Sounds from Fantastic Fun and Learning
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