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Pumpkin Name Spelling Activity

There are so many hands on and authentic ways to work with preschool children to learn to spell their names. We added a fall themed twist this time by putting the letters on pumpkins for a free printable you can use at home or in your classroom!
This free pumpkin alphabet letters printable is perfect for practicing name spelling puzzles with preschoolers!

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We are absolutely loving this year's Virtual Book Club for Kids! The Facebook group is especially fun because we enjoy trading ideas as well as seeing you, our readers, trying out the ones we write about here.

This week's book is Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. We've had fun with several Five Little Pumpkin activities in the past including a fine motor Five Little Pumpkins retelling and dry erase jack-o-lanterns to go along with the story. 

There are so many uses for these free pumpkin letter cards for toddlers and preschoolers!

In the past, I've used pumpkin note pads to create letter cards in seasonal shapes. We wanted to make this as simple as possible for you so we created our own Pumpkin Letter Cards that you can print and use in so many ways. Since this first activity is centered around having preschoolers learn to spell their names, most of the pumpkins have lowercase letters. I've also provided blank pumpkins so you can add the uppercase letters or any multiple letters that you may need.

We used a green sheet of paper for our pumpkin patch. At the top I mixed the letters in our preschooler's name with several other letters. You can use as many or as few letters as you see fit depending on your child's ability level. At the bottom of the paper I wrote his name in marker so he could match the letters he needed to spell his name. Later I will challenge him to try this activity again without the letters written out for him. 

If you want to try this as a whole group activity or a preschool center, I recommend printing the pumpkins on card stock and laminating them for durability. I use my favorite laminator at home all the time!

I see so many possibilities for this Pumpkin Letter Card Set. We can match upper and lowercase letters, spell simple sight words, work on word families, etc. We'd love to see pictures of what you decide to use them for over on our Still Playing School Facebook page

Pumpkin letter cards for name spelling puzzles for kids

More Five Little Pumpkin Activities: 

Pumpkin Sensory Play with Water from The Educators' Spin on It

Pumpkin Rocks Alphabet Matching from Inspiration Laboratories

Pumpkin Math: How Many Segments? from Teach Beside Me

Pumpkin Counting Printable from CraftCreateCalm

Do Pumpkins Float? from JDaniel4's Mom

Preschool Pumpkin Skin Experiment from Preschool Powol Packets

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds with Kids from to Be a Kid Again

Five Little Pumpkins Fine Motor Busy Bag from Views from a Step Stool

Retelling with Finger Puppets from Chickadee Lit

Pumpkin Suncatchers from Clare's Little Tots

Make a Felt Pumpkin Face from Mama Smiles

Free Printable Pumpkin Shape Puzzles from School Time Snippets

Pumpkin Light Box Letter Formation from Adventures of Adam

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  1. So cute !! I love projects like this that can be a keepsake, and provides a great way to document growth. So much fun to look back each year and compare how each child has grown. Thanks for sharing.Feel free to stop by and checkout Educational Monthly subscription boxes for kids