Pumpkin activities are a must for fall! These 17 pumpkin math, literacy and science activities take learning to the next level by teaching first graders sight words, number bonds, addition, pumpkin life cycles and so much more.

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First Grade Pumpkin Activities

Literacy Activities

Inside the pack, you’ll find three little reader versions of the classic children’s rhyme “Five Little Pumpkins”: one in color with silly faces, a second color copy without faces, and a black and white book.

3 versions of the 5 Little Pumpkins little readers for easy printing

Play a round of Pumpkin Roll.  It’s EDITABLE so you can type in any sight words under the sun!

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And speaking of EDITABLE, the Pumpkin Hunt game is too so you can practice word families, fall-themed words… anything! It’s a fun activity to use as a literacy center or word work station.

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Make magic sight word pumpkins…


And have kids practice following written directions with a fun glyph. These make an adorable class bulletin board.

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And write a couple of no prep story starters too!

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Math Games

Also included in the Pumpkin Activity Pack are a batch of motivating games teaching important math skills. First up are a set of write and wipe number bond cards.

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Kids work on reading and comparing numbers with a fun coloring sheet.


They practice naming and comparing 2-dimensional shapes with Spin and Color.

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And work on adding to ten by drawing in the missing pumpkins!

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And that’s just the beginning! There’s an addition cover up game, a batch of shape clip cards and subtracting from six sheets too!


To help kids understand the science behind pumpkins, the pack includes a cut and paste sequencing activity,

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And a playful pumpkin shaped life cycle foldable.

Pumpkin life cycle craftivity

They’ll make a life cycle hat, finish a Pumpkins Are… brainstorm and complete a foldable journal too!

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17 must-try pumpkin activities for first grade

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  1. Hey! I just bought the 1st grade pumpkin pack from your tpt store. I’m excited to jump into it with my daughter. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for specific pumpkin books? If not, I can always ask google 🙂 Thanks for all your hard work!

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