Learn colors while giving your child some fine motor practice sorting out colored pompoms amongst these pumpkin-themed mats.

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Set It Up

For this activity you will need:




Pompoms or other colored manipulatives

Fine motor practice tweezers

Optional: Laminator

Below are the supplies I use personally at home. After doing so many printable activities, I’ve found that it’s most helpful to always have these basic supplies on hand.

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Start It Up

This is a simple activity to prep: just print and play. 

You can choose to laminate the mats if you’re using it in a group setting or planning on reusing them. 

Ask your child to use the tweezers to pick up one pompom at a time and place them unto the correctly colored pumpkin.

Pair It Up

The Pumpkin Project: Winner of ITV Lorraine’s Top Tales by Katie Smith – this is a book about how Lottie tries to grow a giant pumpkin to win a school competition. The story is based on family and friendship.

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn – this is a nice rhyming board book teaching children how to be thankful for the things around them.

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons – this is like an illustrated kids’ how-to book about all things pumpkin-related including how to grow their own and carve them out.