Monday, October 24, 2011

It's vite-vity-vitie-vidi-pumpkin center time!

Check out some of the centers we are doing.  It's pumpkin~licious!

Candy Corn Art
I got this idea from Mrs. Ramseier (2 doors down from me ~ lucky me!).  It makes a great bulletin board to hang out side of your classroom. Candy Corn, Candy Corn, Sweet to eat.  It's a great Halloween treat!  

Number Boo!

After the students played Number Boo they had to practice writing their numbers 1 - 10. 

Pumpkin Seed Count
The students had to find the colored pumpkin, count how many seeds are on it,
and the write the number in the box.  

Pumpkin Sight Words
The students had to chose a sandwich bag with the matching number,  order the letters to make one of our sight words, and then write the sight word on the line.

Pumpkin Play-doh
The students will make the non-cook version of pumpkin play-doh and then practice forming our sight words that we are learning in the classroom.  The students will also get to take their yummy smelling play-doh home with them!

Jack-O Happy...Susie Haas from Scribbles-N-Dots

Pumpkin Seed Estimating
The students had to guess how many pumpkin seeds in the jar by picking which of the numbers above they thought was correct. 

Pumpkin Sequence
Another FABULOUS idea from Mrs. Ramseier!!! Read the story, Pumpkins, Pumpkins by Jeanne Titherington.  The students will paint the outside of two paper plates.  I will staple around the outside leaving the top open.  The students glued on a seed to the end of the yarn.  I tied a double knotted bow next for the sprout.  The students tied a square yellow tissue paper as the flower.  Then I taped the yarn to the inside of the pumpkin.  Now it is ready to take home to tell their parents the sequence of a pumpkin growing!    

The students can put their sequence string and this little "Pumpkins Grow" book from Mailbox inside their pumpkin. 


  1. Hi There! I would love to know where you're getting these fabulous worksheets, especially the counting pumpkins one. Are you making these on your own or are you finding them somewhere? Online?

  2. Thanks ladies! I am making most of my printables for my centers. I am hoping to have all or most of worksheets on my teaching website or blog by the end of this week. I will let you know!

  3. I like your center activities.

  4. Great Center ideas!!!

  5. Hi Amber,

    We loved your pumpkin seed counting exercise and featured it at our blog, Kindergarten Lesson Plans!

    You can find the full feature here:

    We were sure to give photo/idea credit, as well as a link back to your blog, but we'd love for you to check it out! If there are any problems, we'll be sure to take the feature down immediately!

    Thanks so much,
    Kayla Johnson


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