Pumpkin Name Hunt & Spell
We love this literacy activity from Toddler Approved! It's simple and will provide your kiddos with letter recognition and spelling practice - in a fun and festive way!
Supplies You'll Need
- Large plastic tub
- Candy corn, black beans/garbanzo beans, pasta dyed with Halloween colors, or another base material to put in the tub
- Orange foam pumpkin cutouts or orange foam sheets and a pumpkin template
- Permanent marker
- Pumpkin stencil
Since Kristina did this activity one-on-one with her son, she scripted the letters of her son's name onto the foam pumpkin cutouts, hiding them around the room and having him go on a scavenger hunt. This may not work in the classroom, so we suggest hiding the pumpkin letter cutouts in a large plastic bin filled with a fall/Halloween themed base material. At the center, students are then charged with sifting through the bin to find the letters that spell their name - placing them in the proper order and copying them onto their worksheet.
Check out the full activity at Toddler Approved!