# Kindergarten and Preschool Halloween Pumpkins

These easy kindergarten and preschool Halloween pumpkin rubbings delight children as the Jack O Lantern faces magically appear on their papers.

Reinforce math vocabulary as the children work, pointing out the circular eyes and triangular noses.

When all the children have completed a rubbing or two, have them choose one to tape onto a "happy" or "sad" graph like the one below. Finish up with a pumpkin tally (see bottom of page).

Download and cut out the instructions and tracers here or create your own cut outs for more expressive faces.

## Kindergarten or Preschool Halloween Happy and Sad Graph

After the children choose a pumpkin to tape to the graph, use terms such as more than and fewer than to compare the number of pumpkin rubbings.

Count the number of happy faces, the number of sad faces and the number of pumpkins all together. Count eyes and noses as well! If your students are ready, have them count the eyes by twos.

## Halloween Pumpkin Tally Fun

Have the children draw two pumpkin shapes on a piece of paper, then ask 10 friends whether they like the happy Jack O Lanterns or the sad Jack O Lanterns the best. They record tally marks below their pumpkin shapes, add up the tally marks after and print the numbers.

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### ALL PUMPKIN & HALLOWEEN PAGES:

1. Pumpkin theme...
Teach science and math with pumpkins

2. Science, math
Make a pumpkin book to record all pumpkin science and math observations and also a "Parts of a Pumpkin Plant" booklet. Kindergarten-lesson plan bonus - 2 free Halloween worksheets.

3. Pumpkin mini book
Make this simple preschool or kindergarten Halloween minibook to practice the letter Pp (or J for jack-o-lantern or H for Halloween).

4. Art & Math
Download these Halloween math pages to give students practice matching similar shapes. Introduce the concept and vocabulary of symmetry to kids as they match and glue the pumpkins together.

5. More Art & Math!
Pumpkin math art, graphs, and tallies!

6. Halloween Bulletin Board and free tracer
Instead of creating a bulletin board with 20 identical pieces of artwork, find out how to use 3 or 4 different theme activities (being sure to include one item from each student in the class).

Go to Kindergarten-Lessons News to get your FREE printable student book, "Making Friends One Day at a Time".

Use the pages to complete the "Making Friends" unit in the Themes section.

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