Print this Autumn acrostic printable and use it to inspire some excellent acrostic poetry! Choose from a blank or lined printable by clicking the links below.
Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween - we like to use some of our pumpkin activities during the autumn, too. And we've got quite a collection here for you to explore, particularly for the early years. And if you are looking for Halloween, we've got lots of Jack o' Lantern activities too!
Use this lovely autumn harvest design in your scrapbook and craft projects, to make cards and tags, or as gift wrap for little presents. You will need to enter the password "ActivityVillage.co.uk" when prompted (case sensitive, without the quotation marks).
Here's a fun printable for a Fall acrostic poem, with pumpkin illustration. Choose from a blank or lined printable by clicking the links below.
Kids can make up their own Harvest acrostic poems with the help of this fun printable, illustrated by a pumpkin!
Can the kids identify a circle, retangle, square and triangle, and match them with the words? We've turned the shapes into pumpkins to make them more fun! Perfect for autumn, Harvest, Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Look at our 6 pumpkin shapes, decide what they are and match them to the correct word. This page is a fun way to tie shape learning into Harvest Festival, autumn, Thanksgiving or a food topic.
Here's our third - and most difficult - pumpkin shape match up page. There are 12 shapes to identify and match with the correct shape word.
Young children love cutting and sticking so this simple craft is bound to be a hit. Leave it plain for harvest or add a black face to turn it into a Jack O'Lantern for Halloween.
The kids can practise their shape recognition skills and enjoy some colouring too with this bumper pack of 17 pumpkin colouring pages.
These double-sided flashcards make learning 2D shapes fun! We've squished a pumpkin into all sorts of shapes - from simple square and circle and triangle to trapezium and decagon!
There are four shapes for the children to identify on this pumpkin 2d shapes worksheet. On the first page we've helped the kids out by giving them the first letter of the shape, but on the second sheet they have to name the shapes without any letter to prompt them.
Learning about shapes can be fun with these pumpkin-themed fill-in-the-blanks worksheets! Can the children name the different seven pumpkin shapes? One page has the first letter filled in as a clue to help, and the other sheet asks the kids to fill in the blanks without any guidance.
Here's a challenge to see how well the kids know their shapes! Can they name all of the 17 pumpkin shapes on this worksheet? There's a little question at the end for them to answer too.
Printing one to a page, these large pumpkin 2d shape posters are perfect for a classroom display or group work. There are 17 different shapes in this collection, all with an autumnal, pumpkin theme.
Here is a colourful set of pumpkin alphabet posters, ready to print and display. You could use them to make a Harvest Festival or autumn banner, perhaps?
Here is a page of four simple pumpkin bookmarks, blank for your own message or for keeping track of your reading progress. Fun to hand out in the classroom for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Harvest perhaps.
Can the kids colour the pumpkin to match the one in the picture? They'll need to use their observation skills.
Although most pumpkins are orange, they also come in shades of green, white, yellow and red. Which colour will your child use for this colouring page?
Read this interesting piece about pumpkins - where they originate from, how they grow and why they are associated with Halloween - and then answer the questions. We've also provided an answer sheet in the pdf.
The aim of this fun game is to colour in the pumpkins! Roll two dice, add them up and colour the correct pumpkin. Compete against the clock or a friend.
Pumpkins are a vegetable we often associate with autumn (and of course Halloween too), but can the children draw this pumpkin by following the dots from 1 to 20? Make sure they have an orange crayon ready so they can colour in the finished picture!
Make times table practice fun with these pumpkin dot to dot puzzles! Choose the times table your child is learning then ask them to join the dots by counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, and so on ... all the way up to 12s.
If you are celebrating a harvest festival, thinking about Thanksgiving or simply enjoying the fruits of autumn, you might want to include a pumpkin project with younger children, either at home or in an early years setting. We've got lots of ideas and activities for you to enjoy.
Pumpkin is a funny word, I just love the sound of it! Ask children to sound out the letters as they trace over them on our pumpkin finger tracing worksheet.
Here's a simple outline pumpkin frame - blank and with lines - which is useful for writing projects at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest or Autumn.
We have three versions of this pumpkin frame available: blank, ruled and handwriting lines, so there are lots of ways you can use it - maybe plan your Jack O'Lantern face, or write a poem or a short story?
This lovely pumpkin frame comes in black and white or colour, and lined or blank. Use them for a writing activity at Halloween or during the autumn months, perhaps?
This pumpkin frame is perfect for all your Halloween writing projects. Perhaps you went to a pumpkin farm this year to choose your Halloween pumpkin, and you can record what happened here! Choose from blank, ruled or handwriting versions below.
Pumpkins have definite kid appeal so why not use that to brighten up their handwriting practice with our pumpkin handwriting worksheet.
Here's a fun set of pumpkin bookmarks complete with Thanksgiving jokes - something special to enjoy with the kids over the holiday!
Available in colour and black and white, the simple outline of this pumpkin lacing card makes it easy to cut out and punch, ready for the kids to lace or sew and it is perfect for autumn, harvest, Thanksgiving or Halloween. Laminate if you want to use more than once.
Here's a maze with a difference! Can the children find their way through the pumpkin? Choose from colour or black and white versions.
Can the kids help the farmer find their way through the maze to the pumpkin? This is one of our more challenging mazes!
Hve fun with these 3 challenging circular mazes - perfect for autumn, Harvest, Thanksgiving or Halloween perhaps. You could even cut out the outline of the pumpkin and laminate the mazes for repeat use with a dry wipe pen.
Four children and their dog are having fun in a pumpkin patch in this delightful illustrated story paper for kids. Write about what you see or make up your own story - and don't forget to colour the picture in afterwards!
Picture prompts are a great way to get children talking. Here we have some lovely autumnal pumpkin pictures to spark conversation. We have included some suggested questions and talking points to inspire you.
Can the children solve the problems then colour in the pies? A fun way to practise maths skills, that may make you a little hungry too!
Here's a pictorial print-out of a simple pumpkin pie recipe for kids to tackle in the kitchen! We've used a can of pumpkin puree to make the process easy, and the finished pie is gloriously sweet and flavoursome. Add a squirt of cream to your slice and enjoy!
There is something about pumpkins that says "autumn". The unlabeled version of our pumpkin poster would be good to give to young children to decorate as a jack'o'lantern with a black pen or paper.
Read the descriptions and draw the pumpkin faces according - such a fun way to test reading comprehension at Halloween!
This pumpkin seed necklace, done in Halloween colours, makes a great accessory for Halloween and perfect for a witch's costume! Alternatively, paint in more autumnal colours and make it as an autumn/fall craft.
Print out our pumpkin sorting by size activity and have some fun with the children ordering the pumpkins from big to small and from small to big!
Use this pumpkin template in your autumn, fall or Halloween craft projects or scrapbooking. Available in various sizes. Click the link below for our printable version.
Print and play our simple pumpkin tic tac toe game with the kids! Just use two different colours of buttons or other small objects - one for each player.
Get the pencils out and have some fun tracing the dotted lines on this lovely round pumpkin – perfect for your harvest, autumn, or Thanksgiving activities.
This worksheet provides extra practice for the Phase Two tricky words. Colour and count the pumpkins!
Learn some of the Phase Three tricky words with the help of this fun worksheet, themed with pumpkins!
Here are some of the Phase 4 tricky words on a fun colour and count worksheet that is perfect for Halloween, Harvest or autumn...
Colour the Phase 5 tricky words according to the pumpkin key - a fun activity for Harvest, autumn or Halloween!
Practice pencil contol with our pumpkin word tracing worksheet. Trace over the letters then colour in the pumpkin.
Ask the kids to practise their handwriting skills using this fun pumpkin word tracing page - there are three versions to choose from below. Perfect as a Halloween activity!
Pumpkins and squash come in all kinds of weird and wonderful shapes and colours nowadays, from the traditional orange to greens, yellows and white 'ghost' pumpkins. Which colours will you choose to colour in this frame?
To play multiplication bump you just need two players, one of our printable boards, 2 dice and 2 colours of counters (one for each player). It's the perfect way to practice times tables whilst having fun!
Who doesn't love pumpkin pie? This paper is just right for making decorations for your Thanksgiving table.