Oh my gourd! You’re going to love using this easily adaptable activity to do a quick check in with your preschooler all while enjoying a little fun this season! This fun pumpkin activity is such a great activity using materials you most likely have in your house already. It can easily be leveled up and used for math skills or writing skills.
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Pumpkins on a Vine
Patterns are one of the foundational skills preschoolers learn and show up in various different ways throughout their learning. For this activity, you’ll notice the example uses counting patterns with numbers and not only focuses on the pattern itself, but also on filling in the missing number within the pattern. Plus, it’s a great number recognition activity.
a piece of plain white paper
orange and green markers
orange dot circles
Step 1 With your orange and green markers, draw circle pumpkins on vines. I recommend making at least 3 to 4 sets. This will allow your preschooler adequate practice with finding the missing number.
Step 2 Label your pumpkins in numerical order. You can keep the numbers within 1-10 or you can make it more challenging by going into the 30's, 40's, or 50s! Make sure you leave a few in each row blank for your child to label. (Example: 8, 9, __, 11, __, 13)
Step 3 Label the dot stickers with the missing numbers from the number sequences. (Example: 10 and 12 will fill the missing sequence above.)
Step 4 Model selecting the correct numbered pumpkin to complete the sequence and then invite your child to try!
Alternative Play: Write matching numbers on the pumpkins and on the stickers. Have your child select a sticker and put it on the matching pumpkin!
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