Now is the perfect time to focus on pumpkin activities, whether it’s to celebrate harvest-time or Halloween. Montessori sites are good places to look for some educational and fun pumpkin activities.
The activity in the photo is a pumpkin hammering activity from My Montessori Journey. It’s a great first introduction to using a hammer for young children – and it’s fun! (Note: My Montessori Journey also had a similar log hammering activity.)
Here is a practical life pumpkin transferring activity from My Montessori Journey.
To focus on pumpkins and science, My Montessori Journey has a pumpkin life-cycle activity.
Montessori for Everyone has a beautiful, free life-cycle-of-a-pumpkin download.
Our Montessori Story has a photo using the life-cycle-of-a-pumpkin cards. Check out the other wonderful Montessori activities as well!
The Work Plan uses an attractive pumpkin holder for 3-part cards on the parts of a pumpkin. Check out the post for some other great Montessori-inspired Halloween activities. I haven’t found a free source for 3-part cards on the parts of the pumpkin, but Montessori Print Shop has the 3-part cards (“Pumpkin Nomenclature Cards”) for $2.09 along with a number of other inexpensive pumpkin materials.
UPDATE: There are many, many more pumpkin activities in my “Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Unit.”
Have fun with pumpkins!
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