INSIDE: Mini pumpkin letter match is a fun and festive fall letter recognition activity for preschoolers. This great fine motor activity will keep them busy learning this Fall!
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I love Fall, the leaves change colours, the air gets crisp and smells of distant wood burning fires and of course – mini pumpkins and gourds. Gourds and mini pumpkin are great for decorating but they are also great tools to use for fun activities with toddlers and preschoolers.
This fun letter matching activity is a great way to introduce letters to your toddler and a great practice for your preschooler.
Mini Pumpkin Letter Match
The set up for this activity is super easy. Grab your black sharpie, mini pumpkins, gourds and cardboard tubes.
One each mini pumpkin and gourd write the capital letters of the alphabet you want to introduce to your toddler or you want your preschooler to practice.
On the cardboard tubes write the corresponding letter in lower case.
Stand all the cardboard tubes up right and invite your toddler or preschooler to match the mini pumpkin or hourd on the cardboard tube by balancing it on the tube.
This is not as easy as it looks! Your toddler may have a little trouble with this activity, balancing mini pumpkins isn’t as easy as it looks but it is a wonderful problem solving and fine motor skill activity. Encourage them as they good and provide assistance if they as for it.
If they start to get frustrated, acknowledge their feelings and offer a solution.
Playful Questions to Ask
What colour is the gourd with the letter A on it?
Can you think of an animals that starts with ‘D’?
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- Mini Pumpkins
- Cardboard tubes
- Black Sharpie
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