Pumpkins: P Stamp Pumpkin Patch

Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

To begin our PUMPKIN theme, I’m going back to basics with a “P is for Pumpkin” project. We focus on letters a lot at home so anytime I can tie in a letter to a craft, I’m eager to do so.

Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

I grabbed these alphabet sand molds at a deep discount from Target which is a major preschool mom score. I’m already planning lots of different uses for them, none of which involve any sand. They were the perfect tool for this project but you could use a P stamp, magnet or cookie cutter as well. 

Craft/Activity/Snack: P is for Pumpkin Patch
Objective: Use a P shape to create pumpkins
Skills Utilized: fine motor skills, letter recognition (sight), letter recognition (sound)
Suggested Reading: Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Materials: construction paper, orange paint, a P letter mold (or something similar), green markers (not pictured, but lots of fun for Jasper, is a wine cork to stamp lots of little pumpkins)

Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

First we got to work smearing a layer of orange paint into a paper plate. Jasper loved this step, of course. Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

Then came the stamping and drawing of stems and vines – this project really couldn’t be easier or more self explanatory but here are pictures anyhow haha:Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon PlaydateReinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

Jasper really got into the spirit and filled several sheets. Then, he started finger painting so I handed him a wine cork (because, why not?!) and he had a blast stamping “baby pumpkins” with his big ones.Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon PlaydateReinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

And for good measure, here’s one lone “P is for Pumpkin” pumpkin to feast your eyes upon.Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

Reinforce letter sounds with a picture perfect pumpkin patch project - Crafternoon Playdate

Extension Activities:

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Identify other P words
  3. Learn how to say pumpkin in three other languages

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