Pumpkin Life Cycle & Parts of a Pumpkin 3 Part Cards, Poster and Blackline Printable

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You are invited to download the pumpkin pack – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images and photographs to create hands-on science activities for your students. Children will learn stages of the pumpkin life cycle, practice sequencing skills, and work to improve their concentration and fine motor skills. This resource will come in handy when exploring the plant life cycle and setting up activities for autumn explorations.

Pumpkin life cycle parts of a pumpkin montessori nature printables information cards tracing blackline

Did you know that the pumpkin plant is actually a type of squash? It’s amazing how big those vines can get, and the flowers are so pretty too.
Pumpkins are native to North America. They have large leaves and vines that can stretch up to 20 feet long. There are dozens of varieties, ranging in color from yellow to green to white. Pumpkins are also packed with nutrients, including vitamin A and fiber. They can be used in a variety of dishes, from pumpkin pie to savory soups. Plus, carving pumpkins is a fun fall tradition that many people enjoy. Overall, the pumpkin plant is a versatile and interesting crop that has been enjoyed for centuries.
The pumpkin life cycle begins with a small seed planted in nutrient-rich soil. As the seed begins to sprout, it sends out delicate roots that will anchor the plant in the ground and absorb water and nutrients. Soon, the first leaves emerge from the soil, and the plant begins to grow rapidly.
As the pumpkin vine grows, it produces small yellow flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. These insects help to fertilize the flowers, which eventually grow into small green pumpkins. Over time, the pumpkins grow larger and larger, changing color from green to orange as they ripen.
Once the pumpkins are fully mature, they are ready to be harvested. Farmers carefully cut the pumpkins from the vine and bring them to market, where they are sold as decoration or used for cooking. From seed to harvest, the pumpkin life cycle is a fascinating process that showcases the beauty and wonder of nature.

Pumpkin life cycle parts of a pumpkin montessori nature printables information cards tracing blackline

This Pumpkin Life Cycle printable is a perfect activity to offer students in the fall. It features clear photographs of each stage of the life cycle. In addition to using the set of 3-part cards for teaching vocabulary, you may decide to hang control cards (labeled pictures) on display. Alternatively, place them on your nature table for children to explore, build the life cycle sequence and retell the stages using new vocabulary.

Here is what’s included:

  • Pumpkin life cycle poster
  • Pumpkin life cycle 3-part cards
  • Pumpkin life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Pumpkin life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a pumpkin poster
  • Parts of a pumpkin poster minus labels
  • Parts of a pumpkin labels
  • Parts of a pumpkin tracing & independent writing

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Farm, Plants, Vegetables, Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting

Invite your students to make their My Book of Pumpkin Life Cycle booklet or work with the blackline worksheet included in the printable.

It is always a good idea to have seeds and real pumpkins for children to touch and smell or even plant to observe the life cycle in the classroom.

How to use this resource:

Parts of a pumpkin – Gather books about pumpkins for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards. Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards.

Present the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part and do their own research. Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the pumpkin.

Life cycle poster – print on cardstock and laminate. Present all stages of the pumpkin life cycle. Invite the children to retell them or tell their own story that features all the stages.

Pumpkin life cycle 3-part cards – print on cardstock and laminate if you wish to preserve colors and card quality for future use. Place picture cards in a column and invite the children to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word. Present control cards and ask the child to lay the stages of the cycle in the correct order.

Pumpkin life cycle line art – supply scissors, glue, and coloring pencils. Invite the student to color and cut cards and glue them into the correct sequence.

Pumpkin tracing/labeling and coloring worksheets – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable pen. Invite the child to trace the words and color corresponding images. Alternatively, print pages on regular printing paper and invite the child to trace or label the stages of the life cycle.

Pumpkin life cycle parts of a pumpkin montessori nature printables information cards tracing blackline

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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