Pumpkin Books and Activities for Little Learners

Fall is here and that means it’s time for all things PUMPKIN! So I’ve gathered tons of our favorite pumpkin books and activities to add to our homeschool learning time together. I hope you find some fun and inspiration here as well!


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Pumpkin Book Recommendations

The first thing I love to do when we begin a new themed unit is grab ALL. THE. BOOKS. for that theme. And finding books for a pumpkin theme is SO much fun! Using a Science themed Math and Literacy unit is a great way to include nonfiction texts in your reading! Check out some of our favorite pumpkin books below! *These are Amazon affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at not extra cost to you if you choose to order books through these links. Thanks so much for supporting The Stay-at-Home Teacher!*

My Happy Pumpkin – Crystal Bowman

A Pumpkin Prayer – Amy Parker

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares – Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins – Dianne Ochilltree

Grow a Pumpkin Pie! – Jane E. Gerver

There Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin – Stan & Stan Berenstain

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie – Jill Esbaum

From Seed to Pumpkin – Wendy Pfeffer

We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt – Mary Hogan Wilcox

Night Night, Pumpkin – Amy Parker

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins – James Dean

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan – Catherine Hapka

Too Many Pumpkins – Linda White

Apples and Pumpkins – Anne Rockwell

Pumpkin Jack – Will Hubbell

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever – Steven Kroll

The Pumpkin Book – Gail Gibbons


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Pumpkin Life Cycle Study

Turn your kiddos’ love of exploring weather into a fun school experience with this set of weather themed centers! It’s packed FULL of hands-on Math and Literacy activities that your kiddos will love! Your kiddos will practice common early Preschool skills like shapes, colors, counting, letters, and fine motor skills.


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Pumpkin Painting Activity

Pumpkin painting, anyone??? If you want to keep pumpkins around the house for more than 2 seconds (thanks a lot, rotting Jack-o-lanterns…), you’ve GOT to try painting mini pumpkins!! These KwikStix tempera paint sticks are perfect for low-mess painting and show up so well! We grab a bag of mini pumpkins at the grocery story and paint a couple each week all season long. It never gets old!


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Pumpkin Washing Activity

Does anyone else’s kid loving washing things?! Give LG a water bin filled with soapy bubbles and she’ll wash anything! When we first started our tradition of painting mini pumpkins, I gave her this task to make sure all the pumpkins were clean so the paint would stick. Little did I know it would turn into such a HUGE hit!


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Pumpkin Tear Art Crafts

Need a little more FREE fun? Be sure to grab these FREE tear art printables while you’re in our FREE Resource Library! Your little ones will get tons of important fine motor skills practice while decorating their Fall treats and practicing beginning sounds!

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FREE Pumpkin PreK/K Centers

One of my favorite things to do each month is share new, FREE resources with my pals in my e-mail community! In our centers for the Fall months, you’ll find this fun upper/lowercase letter matching activity that will be perfect added to your pumpkin themed sensory bin! You can grab this freebie and TONS of other PreK/Kinder freebies in my Free Resource Library!

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FREE Fall Themed Preschool Plans

Are you ready to have some fun?! Be sure you download these FREE Fall themed Preschool plans from my TpT store to accompany your Fall Math and Literacy centers! They’ll make a great addition to your pumpkin books and activities!


Let’s hang out!

I hope these ideas for pumpkin books and activities will add so much fun to your Fall learning time this year. Let me know! I’d love to chat and get to know you better! Come hang out with us in some of our favorite places!

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