Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate Math Craft for Kindergarten

Hello Friends!

Are you looking for a Halloween activity with little prep AND is educational? It is easy, colorful, and fun! They won't even know they are practicing CCSS K.OA.3; decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way! 

This activity is based on the poem "Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate." We have been using two sided counters to practice showing that five can be shown into different combinations. This is a perfect way to apply their knowledge into something concrete.

Here is how to make this simple activity:

1. First glue the words to the bottom of a 12 inch by 18 inch piece of black construction paper.

2.  Add a green strip of paper above the words. This is a great way to practice positional words.

3.  Add a brown strip of paper to the middle of the paper. Once again, another way to practice positional words.

4.  Add two smaller strips of brown construction paper vertically upon the horizontal piece of construction paper.

 5.  Use orange construction paper to make five pumpkins. I cut three inch square pieces of orange paper and ask my students to draw and cut a circles from the squares. They use small pieces of green paper to add stems.

6.  Students use crayons and paper to add details, then fill in the blanks to finish the math sentence.

If you would like a link with the words and directions for how we made this, click HERE.

Here are some older photos of this activity before I revised it. I plan to do this with my kiddos this week, so will revise these photos with the new words later! :)

Until next time!