Do you ever have those days when planning another themed activity can be overwhelming or life just seems to get in the way of planning fun, cutesy literacy centers that your children will love? I know that happens to me all the time! That’s where I swoop in and help you out with this Easy Pumpkin Alphabet Fall Activity!
Easy Pumpkin Alphabet Activity
There are a few things that I absolutely LOVE about this literacy activity and I know you will too! This Easy Pumpkin Alphabet Activity can be created in less than a minute with supplies you already have on hand. With just a few frugal items, you can make an effective ABC center activity your students will have fun with!
- Orange construction paper
- Black marker
- Scissors (optional)
- Pumpkin seeds or fall themed manipulative
- ABC letters and basket
How to Create this Literacy Activity
One of the things I like most about this activity is how it can be put together in an instant! It literally took me less than a minute.
Just grab a black marker and quickly sketch a large pumpkin onto a piece of orange construction paper. You will then use the maker to also write the letters of the alphabet all over the inside of the pumpkin. Remember to scatter the letters around to make it more of a challenge.
How to Use this Literacy Activity
This Easy ABC Pumpkin Activity is suitable for preschool and kindergarten. I would suggest using it as a center activity or in a small group. Tip: You might also send this activity home with your students as a fun family activity to do with mom, dad or a sibling.
My favorite way to engage children with a letter matching activity is to place the letters of the alphabet inside of a grab bag or basket. Children love the suspense of not knowing what letter(s) they might be grabbing.
Once your student(s) have grabbed a letter, they will then find the matching letter on the pumpkin. I like to have my children say the name of the letter out loud and older children can also say the letter sound and a word that begins with that letter to make it a little more challenging. Students will use a pumpkin seed to “cover up” the letter on the pumpkin chart.
Learning to read is so much fun when we create engaging, effective activities that bring joy into reading. I do hope that you’ve found this Easy Pumpkin Alphabet Activity to be simple to put together and fun for your students. Enjoy!