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Fall Pumpkin Lessons and Activities

Pumpkin Lessons and Activities for Fall

Are you thinking about those wonderful fall pumpkin lessons yet?  Here are some lesson ideas to get you started.  

Pumpkin Activities Third Grade

To get students thinking about the life cycle of plants, provide them with some pumpkins in various stages.  You can cut the lids ahead of time so that the students can pull them open and look inside.  Real-life and hands-on experiences are some of the best ways to teach concepts, therefore growing your own pumpkins and documenting each stage is a great way for students to learn and remember the life cycle of a pumpkin because they actually experience it and help grow the pumpkins.

Pumpkin lesson kindergarten
Pumpkin life cycle

Pumpkin science activities

Have students look inside and make observations  How are they different?  How are they alike?  Which pumpkin do you think was on the vine the longest? Why?
Photos of pumpkins in various stages are also helpful.

pumpkin lessons for elementary

pumpkins growth and life cycle lesson

You can also provide them with some seeds that are sprouting to look at.

pumpkin sprouting activity

Below is a cute little video on the life cycle of pumpkins.

Have the students come up with the life cycle of a pumpkin and record it in their notebooks. 

pumpkin activity for interactive notebook

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pumpkin lesson sentence stems

More Notebook Ideas!
Make a large pumpkin pocket.  Using green yarn connects the stages of the pumpkin’s life cycle. Super cute notebook idea for younger grades. 
pumpkin interactive notebook

pumpkin life cycle craft
You can find all the pieces here Pumpkin Unit
pumpkin unit kindergarten

Pumpkin Life Cycle Unit Third Grade

Pumpkin Unit and Life Cycle Activities NGSS 3-LS1-1

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