Pumpkins have become a symbol of autumn and can be used in our learning across curriculum connecting goals. Explore the ideas below to help incorporate pumpkins in your curriculum this year.
Ideas to adapt a thematic pumpkin unit for Kindergarten students with visual impairments, autism and other special needs.
In this activity, the Halloween poem “Five Little Pumpkins” is used to work on counting, matching, fine motor skills, and visual attention.
This tactile fall pumpkin book uses real objects, braille and large print to discuss the experience of making a fall pumpkin book with students who are blind or visually impaired.
Halloween braille design of a Jack-O-Lantern has directions of how to create it in braille. This is a fun project for braille users! (This design includes UEB contractions ONLY!)
Every pumpkin has a story to tell! Be sure to discuss and compare sizes, textures, and smells using these examples of writing prompts.
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin available in braille from Seedlings
Duck and Goose see a friend with a pumpkin and decide to get one of their own. They look for a pumpkin in all sorts of silly places before they finally hear about a pumpkin patch. The text is short, simple, and witty!
Pumpkin sensory bins and fine motor bins are a must in every young classroom. These activities are easily adapted and can be a jumping off point for goal specific lessons with your TVI and OT. Try using raised lined paper for pumpkin decorating and use textures like rice, confetti, or small pieces of tissue paper to glue onto the raised line drawing.
Bring in real pumpkins and decorate them and have fun while learning!