Pumpkin Fine Motor Math

Pumpkin season is upon us! It's time to get your preschoolers excited about number recognition and counting to 25 with these fun pumpkin-themed math activities that double as fine motor building activities! These free preschool printables are perfect for busy moms and teachers, and the fun pumpkin theme makes them perfect for your math centers throughout autumn.

FREE printable Pumpkin-themed fine motor activities that practice counting and numbers to 25. Perfect Fall preschool activity that also works on fine motor skills!

Pumpkin Fine Motor Math Activities

If you're looking for engaging math activities to present to your preschoolers this fall, look no further! They're going to love these pumpkin-themed activities!

These activities will reinforce number recognition and counting to 25. Your kids will work on math skills and fine motor skills at the same time! While these activities do take a little bit of time to prep, they're perfect for busy moms and teachers like you since they can be used over and over again all season long.

This activity pack features three fine motor math activities:

1.) The first is a bead-threading activity. To prep this activity, I suggest printing the pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability. Once you cut out the pumpkins, tape a pipe cleaner to the back of each one.

Have children choose a pumpkin and identify the number on it. They will then string that many beads on the pipe cleaner. For additional fine motor practice, they can pick the beads out of the container with tweezers before stringing them on the pipe cleaner.

2.) The second activity is a count and clip activity. Print the pages on cardstock and laminate them for durability. Cut apart the cards so that you have twenty individual cards.

Mix up the cards and have your child choose one. They'll count the pumpkins on each card and clip the correct number. They can use a paper clip or a clothespin to mark the correct number. To make this a self-checking activity, you can place a small sticker behind the correct number. Then, your child can turn the card over and see if they've clipped the sticker.

3.) The third activity is a count-and-punch activity. I suggest printing these pages on plain or colored printer paper. I left the images black and white to save on ink since this is NOT a reusable activity. 

Children will choose a pumpkin, identify the number on it, and use a single hole punch to punch the same number of holes in the pumpkin. Squeezing a hole punch works different hand muscles than pinching a clothespin or picking up beads.

So, once your child has done all three activities, their small motor muscles have been given quite a workout. With repeated practice and fun hands-on activities like these pumpkin fine motor math activities, your kids will be number recognition and counting pros in no time!

This post was contributed by:

Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.

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1 comment:

  1. On the count the pumpkins and clip the number game, it says count the dinosaurs instead of pumpkins.