These Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheets are a great way to start off Fall. It’s Pumpkin Season! No matter where you look, you’ve probably noticed the plethora of pumpkins just waiting to be bought and taken home.
Have you ever truly stopped and thought about everything that we can use a pumpkin for? And how the pumpkin life cycle truly works?
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In our home, we like to break down everything in our homeschooling lessons and figure it all out. Some lessons are really interesting and factual, while others are more of a “think tank” session where we throw out a few theories and talk about why we see it that way. (Regardless, any type of learning and communication is always good!)
With it being pumpkin season, I thought a good lesson to teach and talk about would be the pumpkin life cycle. How in the world does a pumpkin start as a tiny itty bitty seed (which is yummy to eat, by the way!) and grow all the way into a giant, enormous pumpkin?
Wonder no more as you and your kiddos can learn together with these awesome Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheets!
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Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheets
The great part about using these pumpkin worksheets is that it’s an easy way for the kids to understand how the life cycle of pumpkins works. When you combine pictures with learning, it’s a simple way to get the images to stick in the minds of the kids.
Then as they’re working through the sheets, you can talk about each stage of the pumpkin life cycle with them and go over the various worksheets.
This is a great way to make certain that they’re understanding the life cycle visually as well as using it to write it down, too.
To get hands-on with your pumpkin unit, get some pumpkin seeds to observe them. Better yet get a whole pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
Have your kids help you clean it out so that they can investigate what the inside of a pumpkin looks like. You can even dry and roast the pumpkin seeds to taste them.
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Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheet Supplies
All you need to do these pumpkin worksheets are listed below.
- Printer (I have this one, and love it!)
Print the cards onto cardstock and laminate them if you want. (I always think it’s a great idea to laminate everything for a longer life!) That way, if they are laminated, your kids can reuse the worksheets easily.
All you’ll need is a dry erase marker and a towel to wipe it clean!
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Recommended Pumpkin Books
These are just a few of the pumpkin books that we like to use in conjunction with our pumpkin life cycle worksheets. They’re an easy read and are great for fall learning fun. I always try to pair up a few good books with whatever topic that we’re currently learning about.
The Ugly PumpkinThe Roll-Away Pumpkin: A Wonderful & Whimsical Book for Kids. Perfect for this Fall / Autumn, Halloween, & Thanksgiving!Big PumpkinHow Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?Too Many PumpkinsPumpkin Jack
To extend this activity, head out and explore a local pumpkin patch! Have your kids find pumpkins of all various sizes and talk about what pumpkin life cycle stage they “think” that they are in. You’ll find that your kids are very interested in learning how a seed grows so big, so quickly!
Also, talk to the staff at the pumpkin farm and see if they can tell you any tips about how to grow pumpkins. It’s a great way to be educated about the entire process from start to finish.
The look on your child’s face will be amazed to hear the process while they are looking around staring at hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins!
Once you get home, read a few books about pumpkins out loud together. From start to finish, it’s a great way to learn about the entire pumpkin life cycle.
You can bake a pumpkin pie to taste them and what a perfect treat to end the day.
A whole fun-filled day with pumpkin science lessons.
If you’re putting together your own pumpkin lessons they go ahead and add these pumpkin printables with real photos to your plans. Your kids will love these pumpkin printables.
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More Pumpkin Activities
Pumpkin Pack by 3 Dinosaurs
Parts of a Pumpkin Density Column Experiment by STEAMsational