20 Pumpkin Activities for the Classroom This Fall

Pumpkins and fall just go hand in hand, in my opinion. By October, I’m always ready to enjoy some fun pumpkin activities with my kids at home. Bring the fun to your classroom with these awesome pumpkin activities from our Made For Me Literacy Pumpkins Unit. These activities are perfect to lead up to pumpkin patch field trip or just a fun way to celebrate the fall season.

Here are some of favorite pumpkin activities:

1. Easy Pumpkin Cloud Dough

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No pumpkin unit would be complete without a dough recipe! With only 3 ingredients, this pumpkin cloud dough is the perfect easy activity for a fun Friday. Plus, it smells delicious!

2. No Bake Pumpkin Pie

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Another win for fun Friday! Our No Bake Pumpkin Pie visual recipe is perfect for these fall temps. Students follow the visual recipe and then enjoy! We also provide a student reflection sheet with comprehension questions about the recipe, and parent forms for donations and allergies.

3. Pumpkin Life Cycle Anchor Chart

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Use our interactive Pumpkin Life Cycle Anchor Chart to teach students about how a pumpkin grows.

4. Pumpkin Life Cycle Cut and Paste Activity

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Test your students knowledge about the pumpkin life cycle with one of our unit printables.

5. Parts of a Pumpkin Anchor Chart

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Before dissecting a real pumpkin, use our Parts of a Pumpkin Anchor chart to teach students how to label a pumpkin. We love this teacher’s bulletin board display!

6. Explore the inside of a pumpkin


After teaching students the different parts of a pumpkin, cut the top off one and let them explore!

7. Parts of a Pumpkin Craft

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8. Easy Pumpkin Directed Drawing

Using our Easy Pumpkin Directed Drawing directions, create a cute pumpkin patch bulletin board display!

9. Marble Painted Pumpkin

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One of our favorite process art activities to include in our units is marble painting. Create an awesome orange pumpkin using our unit‘s pumpkin printable!

10. Pumpkin Poems

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Students become poets with our Pumpkin Poem Activity. We provide cut and paste options for non-writers!

11. Pumpkin File Folder Activities

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You can never have enough pumpkin activities!

12. Compare Apples and Pumpkins


Compare and contract apples and pumpkins with sorting cards included in the pumpkin unit.

13. Pumpkin Comprehension


Access your students comprehension about the Pumpkin Life Cycle using our comprehension questions.

14. Pumpkin Shape Tracing

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Students can practice tracing shapes with our Pumpkin Shape Tracing Task Cards.

15. Pumpkin Life Cycle Book

We love how this teacher used our Pumpkin Life Cycle Book pages with this jack-o-lantern notebook! Hang them along the wall for a pumpkin patch display!

16. Pumpkin Cookies

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We love these yummy pumpkin cookies for Halloween! You can grab the visual recipe in our FREE MFML Halloween unit here.

17. Pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns


After reading the book, It’s Pumpkin Time, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, students can create their own jack-o-lantern crafts in our FREE MFML Halloween mini-unit!

18. Foaming Pumpkin Science Experiment


Of course, throwing baking soda and vinegar into a pumpkin is necessary for a fun pumpkin science activity!

19. Make pumpkin bracelets!


With only a few materials needed, its easy to recreate these fun pumpkin bracelets!

20. Pumpkin Washing Station

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Do this at home or at school. All you need is soapy water and some scrub brushes! Read more about this activity here.

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