Peek and Find PUMPKINS

Peek and Find PUMPKINS

We have a new Peek & Find featuring Pumpkins! Peek & Find is a great activity for for Tot Schoolers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and beyond, this pumpkin version is a bit trickier than our other sets since the pumpkins vary slightly from one another! There are a few variations to this activity can easily grow with your child’s ability!

You can also add in some fun elements to the activity, or simply print, cut, and play! Below I will share the free printable, ideas for different levels of play, and fun variations.

There are two main elements of the Peek & Find activity.

The “FIND” boards, available in color or BW…

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The “PEEK” cards…

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Print the board, selecting color for younger kids to make it easier and selecting BW for older kids to make it more difficult. Print the cards, on cardstock if possible and cut them out. Laminate if you plan to use these cards repeatedly.

Looking for a great color printing option? See our favorite printer and ink here!

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A few options for play…

Option #1 {single player}

Print the Peek & Find board.

Print the cards and cut out.

Mix up the cards, choose one at a time and find the object on the Peek & Find board. Color, circle, or mark the object.

Option #2 {2 or more players}

Print a Peek & Find board for each player and one set of cards. Cut out the cards.

Flip over a card and race to see who finds the object first on their board. Using Dot Paint with this game is fun!

Winner keeps the card.

Person with the most cards at the end is the winner!

See a video of my daughter and I playing {we were using the SPRING theme board in this video} …

Option #3 {sensory, fine motor activity}

Create a sensory bin and bury the cards.

Use a fine motor tool {child tweezers} to dig for cards and pull them out and then find the object on the Peek & Find board and mark it.

Option #4 {gross motor activity}

Hide the cards around the room and challenge your child to find one card at a time and bring it back to the board, find it, mark it, and repeat! This is a great version for those of you with energetic younger kids!

Options for marking the board…

  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Dot Paint
  • BINGO Chips
  • Bottle Tops
  • Pouch Tops
  • Mini Pom Poms
  • Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils
  • Beads
  • Mini Erasers
  • Beans

  

Download your FREE Peek & Find Pumpkins here!

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Pumpkin Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

Pumpkin Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

We have a another new seasonal Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Celebrate October with this new set based on the book The Garden That We Grew by Joan Holub, which features pumpkins!

Looking for our other Kindergarten Literature Units? See them all here!

Set the stage for your PUMPKIN theme by gathering all of your pumpkin toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of pumpkin toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

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Be sure to purchase the book The Garden That We Grew or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of other fun pumpkin books to bring the theme alive!

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Here is a downloadable library checklist for pumpkin books!

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Add a pumpkin theme sensory bin to your fun!

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For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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This is a simple book with rhyming text that is great for early learning. The life cycle of the pumpkin is explored, bringing in lots of fun science learning. The printables were created to go along with the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way!

A full set of pumpkin alphabet flashcards are included, which can be used in SO many different ways!

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Have fun retelling the story and expanding comprehension with our comprehension questions, photo cards and sequencing activities!

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Explore beginning sounds, tracing, sight words, positional words, rhyming and more with these fun activities!

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Add in some fun science learning as you explore the parts of a pumpkin and the life cycle of a pumpkin.

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Explore important Kindergarten math concepts with several different activities.

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Use these fun printables for some practice with shapes and colors!

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Have fun with our Harvest Time Listen and Do activity!

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The learning opportunities are endless with this book!

The Garden That We Grew Kindergarten Literature Unit is here in my Shop!

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Pumpkin Books for Kids with Editable Library Checklist

Pumpkin Books Editable Library Checklist

Print out our book checklist and get to the library to grab some fun PUMPKIN books for your kids! Want to add more books to your list? Just edit the PDF and print it out after you add in the other books you want to grab!  Want to purchase some of these great pumpkin books? See them all here on Amazon! 

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A pumpkin theme in October is wonderful for Tot School, Preschool, Kindergarten and beyond!  Investigating the life cycle of a pumpkin is a great way to teach young kids so much about science!

More PUMPKIN fun…

Looking for more Pumpkin Theme Ideas for your classroom or homeschool? Give these links a look:

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Download your free PUMPKIN BOOK CHECKLIST here!

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Pumpkin Tracing Fun

Tracing Fun Pumpkins

October is coming soon and pumpkins will be everywhere! We have a fun new Tracing Fun pack for you featuring pumpkins! See more Tracing Fun sets here!

Why Tracing Fun?

Tracing is a great way to develop fine motor skills while doing something fun! Many young children won’t enjoy tracing letters but might enjoy tracing the lines in these activity pages! Pencil-control skills are a skill that needs to be practiced, why not have fun doing it?

Is your Kindergartner having trouble holding a pencil correctly? See our post here about pencil grip and the simple tool we found very effective!!

Want to reuse these pages over and over again? Slip them into sheet protectors and use dry erase markers or crayons with them!

In this free printable tracing set you’ll find the following activity pages:

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Download Pumpkin Tracing Fun here!

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More PUMPKIN Fun…

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All New Pumpkin Coloring Pages!

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We have a new set of PUMPKIN coloring pages for you! The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, seetroubleshooting tips here.

The following pumpkin coloring pages are in this set!

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Download your free Pumpkin Coloring Pages here!

Scroll down until you see this graphic and click to download the set.

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More Pumpkin Fun!

Baby Food Jar Pumpkin Craft[4]  Pumpkin Coloring[4]

Pumpkin Printables[4]  Fall Baking Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares[4]

Pumpkin Songs[6]  Pumpkin Preschool Fun[7]

Pumpkin Sensory Bin[8]  John 155 Pumpkin Vine Craft[5]

Pumpkin Tot School[6]  Marble Paint Pumpkin Craft[4]

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board[4]