14 Pumpkin Tot Trays!

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We went straight from Fall Tot Trays to Pumpkins, so there has been a lot of Autumn-filled learning around here! Including our Pumpkin Seed Sensory Tray we had 14 fun activities this week. And here are our 14 Pumpkin Tot Trays:

(Wait, first, maybe you would like to check out Pumpkin Preschool Trays and other fun ideas for fall learning!)

  1. Pumpkin Seed Sensory Tray
  2. Scrubbing Pumpkins
  3. Do a Dot Pumpkin
  4. Pumpkin Pounding
  5. Paper Pumpkin Weaving
  6. Pumpkins by Size
  7. Spell ‘Pumpkin’
  8. Cutting Practice (Strips)*
  9. Cutting Practice (Paper Scraps)
  10. My Pumpkin DIY Book*
  11. Pumpkin Patch Number Match*
  12. Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards*
  13. P is for Pumpkin Tracing*
  14. Pumpkin Coloring Pages

* Starred items are from the wonderful Pumpkin PreK-K pack from This Reading Mama — thank you so much!


Pumpkin Seed Sensory Tray

  • Perhaps due to its simplicity, this is one of my favorite trays ever – just a tray, seeds, and decorative pumpkins!
  • See more pictures on its own post!

Scrubbing Pumpkins

  • I set up the simple bin with 3 little pumpkins and a scrubber I had bought at Jo-Ann for 50 cents…
  • But Dad helped this become something much cooler that warrants its own post!

Do a Dot Pumpkin

  • I can’t figure out where this is from!! If it is yours, please email me or comment below!
  • Printed it out in color and gave him an orange Do-a-Dot marker!

Pumpkin Pounding

Paper Pumpkin Weaving
Pumpkins by Size
Spell ‘Pumpkin’

Cutting Practice (Strips)*

  • This is from the Pumpkin PreK-K pack!
  • Simply print in color, cut on the solid lines, and tell the kid to cut on the dotted lines!

Cutting Practice (Paper Scraps)

  • More cutting! After he did the strips above, I gave him these pumpkin paper scraps I had kept for 10 years.

My Pumpkin DIY Book*

  • My favorite printable from the Pumpkin PreK-K pack!
  • I printed the pages in B&W, and the pumpkins and page explaining them in color.
  • I cut the pumpkins out in advance
  • Then with a glue stick we helped E create his own book!



Pumpkin Patch Number Match*

  • I actually planned to use this during the Fall week but didn’t have time!
  • Printed the cute scene in color
  • Using circular labels, I put numbers 1-10 on E’s favorite gold treasure coins
  • Match each coin on its corresponding number!

Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards*

  • This was the first and foremost thing I wanted to find – thanks to This Reading Mama for it!
  • I just printed in color on cardstock and gave him the cards. He’s seen all these parts so I knew he’d be interested!

P is for Pumpkin Tracing*

  • From Pumpkin PreK-K pack — a perfect sheet to put on his desk!
  • I printed simply on black and white and gave him an orange marker pen to trace with!

Pumpkin Coloring Pages

  • Found two cute pages to color and gave to him with some triangular crayons!

He must be growing up because school has just seemed so valuable lately! While we are still trying to teach him the importance of repetition and honing his skills, we fill he is getting so, so much out of it. I bet the festive, seasonal themes help!

This Pumpkin Tot Trays theme naturally coincided with our annual “first week of October” pumpkin patch trip!

Less fall but still festive, we have Birds up next!

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Cool Books for Pumpkin Tot Trays!

Pumpkin themed tot school ideas!

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6 thoughts on “14 Pumpkin Tot Trays!

  1. As a TK teacher there are some awesome trays here. Going to steal some of these to use in my fall sensory center this coming year. Great, great, great! Thanks for sharing at our Tuesday Talk this week.

  2. If I haven’t done so, I would love to invite you over at Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party! It runs every Thursdays, 7pm PST until Tuesdays, 7pm. It is still live! You are also invited to join our collaborative group board on Pinterest. Hope to see you there!

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