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Childrens Books About Pumpkins

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These Children’s Books about Pumpkins are a fun way to get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just plain Fall. 🙂 Make certain to check out my other book recommendations, too!

Halloween is coming and we are reading.  Reading lots and LOTS of books!  From scientifically accurate to just plain fun, reading is a great way to introduce children to their imaginations and to ALL educational subjects.  

If the kids love all things pumpkins, they’re not going to want to miss out on this list of great book ideas!

In a movie, everything is there in bright color, but in a book, you have to imagine the scenery and the characters.  Besides, reading is great for increasing your child’s vocabulary. 🙂  

How do you carve a pumpkin?

When you’re taking the time to read all about pumpkins, this seems like the prime time to carve pumpkins as well!

Just make certain to be careful and always let the adults be the ones that do the carving.

I would recommend painting pumpkins as that is a fun and easy way to decorate!

Pumpkin Unit Study:

Don’t just provide books, turn them into a complete unit study! A preschool pumpkins unit study is important for several reasons:

  1. Hands-on Learning: Pumpkin unit studies offer hands-on activities that engage children’s senses, making learning more interactive and enjoyable. Children can physically touch, see, and smell pumpkins, significantly enhancing their learning experience.
  2. Cross-Curricular Connections: Pumpkins can be incorporated into various subjects such as math, science, literacy, and history. For example, children can count pumpkin seeds for a math lesson, explore the inside of a pumpkin for a science lesson, or learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
  3. Development of Skills: These activities help develop important skills like teamwork, math, and literacy concepts. They also provide opportunities for children to practice measuring, comparing, and counting.
  4. Encourages Exploration: The study allows children to explore and understand new concepts fun and engagingly. It also encourages them to ask questions and communicate their thoughts, contributing significantly to their oral language, communication, and vocabulary development.
  5. Connection with Nature: Lastly, it helps children connect with nature and understand where food comes from. This can instill a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world.

A preschool pumpkin unit study is a comprehensive and engaging way to introduce young learners to various academic concepts while simultaneously developing their sensory skills and fostering a love for learning.

More Pumpkin Activities

Children’s Books About Pumpkins 

From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Pumpkins!

Childrens Books About Pumpkins

These books are great for pumpkin stories for kids!

I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Pumpkins as you prepare for Halloween!


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Sunday 29th of October 2017

This is a great collection. It is so hard to find good fall books. Everything gets lost in Christmas! Thanks for sharing these.