My classroom is currently having pumpkin fever! We are reading pumpkin books and doing all sorts of fun, themed activities for fall. I love when we can work on needed skills but incorporate a fun seasonal twist to them.
A big part of our learning is letters and sounds (we are learning to read, after all!), and I try to keep this fun for my students through engaging games like this pumpkin alphabet match!
To get this game ready for my students, I printed out the cards and the recording sheets. I laminated the cards to keep them sturdy since I will use them multiple times, and I printed enough of the recording sheets for each student to play at least once.
Playing the Game
This game is great for your child or student to play alone, with a partner, or even in a small group (they can share the cards in the middle). We used this game in groups of 2-3 to save on lamination and ink. We shared the pumpkin cards, but everyone got their own recording sheet.
First, you draw a pumpkin and read the uppercase letter. Then, you find its matching lowercase letter in the “pumpkin patch” on the recording sheet and color it in. Keep grabbing letter pumpkins and matching them up until you have found them all!
You can also work on the letter sounds in a small group by having students not only pair them up, but say their sound as well.
Tip: To play multiple times, insert the recording sheet into a sheet protector and, instead of coloring the matching pumpkins, cover them with seasonal items such as themed erasers. You could also use simple cubes or counters. This lets students play multiple times but saves on paper!
Ready to Play?
Download your copy of the pumpkin alphabet match by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for more pumpkin themed fun to last you all fall long, hop over and grab our pumpkin math and literacy centers!