Today we will focus on the life cycle of a pumpkin. Here are a few youtube links to help your child see this process.
It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall— a family plants a pumpkin patch and watches it grow from seed to jack o’lantern.
How Do Pumpkins Grow by Inspired by Kinder— an easy reader about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
A Pumpkin Grows by Scholastic— great visuals of a pumpkin life cycle
So now you have seen how a pumpkin grows! Let’s put it down on paper.
Typical steps stages focused on: seed, sprout, vine, flower/blossom, green pumpkin, orange pumpkin
I made a paper pumpkin and drew the life cycle on the pumpkin. You can do this or vary it many different ways…
Have your child make a pumpkin and print out the stages having your child glue them in order on the pumpkin
Draw/color the steps on green leaves and glue them onto a green piece of yarn to represent a pumpkin vine
Draw/color out the steps and place them on a long strip of paper such as a sentence strip
Draw/color each of the steps on small pumpkins and make a pumpkin patch
Or any other representation you want!