Pumpkin Harvest Activities and Game

Preschool pumpkin and harvest activities, games, and free printables

Book: Too Many Pumpkins

Large Group

Place a medium size pumpkin inside a pillow case. Let children pass the pillow case around and feel the surprise and try to guess what it is. After each child had a chance to guess remove it from the pillow case. (Tactile discrimination)

Sing the Pumpkin song and make the movements together:

Pumpkin Song 
Author Unknown
(Tune: Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?)

Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a big one, a small one, (show the different sizes of the pumpkins with your arms and fingers)
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?

Let children share what they know about how a pumpkin grows as you record their responses on the board. Then, read the book Too Many Pumpkins

Hot Pumpkin Game

Finish group time with a lively game of Hot Potato (Pumpkin). You will need music and a small pumpkin. Keep the children in their circle and play some lively bluegrass or country music. Start with you holding the pumpkin and then begin passing it around the circle. Stop the music after a few seconds. The child holding the pumpkin when the music stops is out and can move into the center of the circle, or can be dismissed to the next activity. Continue until only one child is left.

Preschool Activities: 

Pumpkin Harvest Game

What you need:
Pumpin Harvest game board printable

Small basket
20 orange Pom-Poms or orange play dough

Print the Pumpkin Harvest game printable. Place 20 orange pom-poms on the table.

Preschool Activities: 

Discuss with children how the pumpkins grows on a vine. Together with the children count the 20 pumpkins. If you have two different sizes of pompoms let children sort the pumpkins by size. Sorting

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Then, invite the children to place one pumpkin on each vine. One to one correspondence

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Next it's time to harvest the pumpkins. Children roll the dice and pick the matching number of pumpkins from the vines. Counting

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Pumpkin Harvest Worksheet

Let children roll the dice and color the matching number of pumpkins with an orange pencil. 

Pumpkin Harvest Worksheet

Variation: Call out a number and let children color the matching number of pumpkins.

Extensions Activities inside our KidsSoup Resource Libary:  (Available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)

Pumpkin Sequencing Cards

My Pumpkin Book Craft

The Pumpkin Life Cycle Book

Pumpkin Harvest Counting Folder Game

View more preschool harvest and farm activities and crafts


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