This week is Pumpkin Week! I have so many favorite pumpkin books and pumpkin crafts and activities that I almost didn't think I would be able to put together another one!
For our Virtual Book Club for Kids featured book this week we are reading 5 Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. We bought some paper mosaic squares at the craft store recently and thought they would make gorgeous colorful mosaic pumpkins!
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE MOSAIC PUMPKINS:
- paper mosaic squares (or just cut up paper)
- pumpkin template
- white and black cardstock
- white glue
HOW TO MAKE MOSAIC PUMPKINS
These mosaic pumpkins are so EASY peasy that they are the perfect pumpkin craft for kids (and adults) of all ages. They look beautiful and can be made in so many ways! I joined my kiddos and made my own because it was so simple. I also like to make my own craft sometimes when I am worried that I might try and "help" my kids make theirs look how I want it to look. What I loved about this project was that we could sit around creating together and talking about colors and we could all create at our own levels.
My 3-year-old did NOT want to cover his entire pumpkin in colors while my 5-year-old wanted to cover her pumpkin in different shades of colors. I wanted mine to be crazy and have pops of color all over.
Here's how we made these. It was so easy.
** If you want to make this harder AND turn it into a more complex fine motor skills focused craft, have your kids cut out their own squares first, before they start creating!
To get started with our mosaic pumpkins I drew a pumpkin shape on a piece of white cardstock.
Next we covered the pumpkin with white glue.
Finally, we started sticking on the mosaic squares!
Once the mosaic squares were all stuck to the pumpkin and dried, we cut out pumpkin and voila! We had adorable mosaic pumpkins to display!
We ended our creating time by adding jack-o-lantern faces to the pumpkins. Our faces weren't too original so we are going to add a few more pumpkins to our collection later this week and jazz them up a bit. If you make one, I want to see yours!!
All week long we are going to be reading pumpkin books and doing pumpkin activities! Scroll down for a few of our favorite pumpkin books!
Our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts have put together some fun activities for this week. Check them out below. Click on the links to go to the full tutorials. Come share photos and what you do this week in our facebook group.
If you enjoyed these activities, you may like our Toddler Halloween Party Guide!
MORE PUMPKIN THEMED ACTIVITIES
Pumpkin Rocks Alphabet Matching - Inspiration Laboratories
Pumpkin Patch Name Spelling Activity - Still Playing School
Pumpkin Counting Printable-CraftCreateCalm
Pumpkin Math: How Many Segments? Teach Beside Me
Pumpkin Light Box Letter Formation - Adventures of Adam
Pumpkin Sensory Play with Water- The Educators' Spin On It
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds With Kids: A Five Senses Experience - To be a Kid Again
Kid-Made Pumpkin Spice Cookies - Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Do Pumpkins Float? JDaniel4's Mom
Preschool Pumpkin Skin Experiment - Preschool Powol Packets
Easy Colorful Mosaic Pumpkins for Kids- Toddler Approved
5 Little Pumpkins Fine Motor Busy Bag - Views From a Step Stool
5 Little Fingerpuppets for Storytelling Fun—Chickadee LIt
Pumpkin Suncatchers - Clare's Little Tots
Make a Felt Pumpkin Face - Mama Smiles
Free Printable Pumpkin Shape Puzzles- School time Snippets
PUMPKIN THEMED BOOKS TO CHECK OUT
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5 Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams
The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman
Where Is Baby's Pumpkin by Karen Katz
Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin, by Mary Serfozo
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan by Catherine Hapka
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
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