Easy Pumpkin Patch Match Activity

If you have construction paper and markers/crayons in your house, you are in business for making an easy pumpkin patch match activity for your kiddos. You seriously only need seconds to prep this seasonal activity that’s perfect for toddlers through school-aged kids to practice sight words, letter recognition, or math problems.  Perhaps you’ve been to a pumpkin patch or two; now take your fall fun to the table for an easy and engaging learning-at-home activity.

Pumpkin Patch Match

Materials

  1. Green {or white} paper for the “patch”
  2. Green marker or crayon
  3. Pumpkin cutouts — foam stickers or cut out your own {or completely up your game and cool mom factor by using candy pumpkins for snacking while playing!}
  4. Craft paper for game cards
  5. Optional :: Extra pumpkins for writing words, letters, or numbers on them instead of flipping cards

Prep

  1. Draw vines and leaves to create a patch on your paper. Write letters, sight words, numbers around the vines. Make sure they are small enough to be covered by your pumpkins.
  2. Cut craft paper into squares and write math problems, letters, or words that match those on the patch.

Play

Take turns flipping cards and grabbing a pumpkin to place over appropriate letter, word, or number. Practice reading words, identifying letter sounds, or saying the math facts out loud.

Everyone is a winner here, but for the competitive group, make two boards and see who finishes first. This would work best with the writing on the pumpkin pieces themselves in order to check your work.

Pumpkin Patch Match 3

Additional learning ::

  • Capital and lower case letter matching
  • Focus on letters in your child’s name. Write those letters multiple times and cover all before moving on.
  • Practice letter sounds. Call out a sound and cover appropriate letter.
  • Match vocabulary definitions on the cards to words on the patch.

Feeling inspired? Take your learning outside and have some educational fun with your pumpkin before carving! 

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Jenn is an English teacher turned stay at home mom to boys Wyatt {2010}, John {2013}, and Abram {2014}. South Louisiana born and raised, North Louisiana educated, and Texas “polished,” she has found Houston to be home with her husband for the past ten years. After infertility struggles, in 2010 she traded in A Tale of Two Cities for Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and has since been busy discovering ways to learn while playing, maintaining a semi-scheduled family life, and integrating both Texas and Louisiana culture into her family. Besides making memories with her boys full time, she enjoys reading, running, crafting, cooking, and football. Y’all stop by When In Doubt, Add More Salt to read more about family adventures with the boys and Jenn’s thoughts on hot summers and Pinterest pin attempts, and her love/hate relationship with March Madness brackets.

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