The following post is by Kristina of Toddler Approved. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
My three-year-old is participating in a children’s book themed co-op preschool this year. In October I am the teacher and I am planning on sharing several of my favorite Halloween books with my little students. I have been collecting many ideas on my Halloween pinterest board and am excited to share some of them with you!
This week I am sharing five favorite pumpkin themed books along with several pumpkin crafts and activities.
These are great ideas to use if you are hosting a pumpkin-themed playdate or talking about pumpkins at preschool!
Click on each of the books below to read a short description. All of these books are ones that I’ve read with older toddlers and preschoolers on up!
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
The Littlest Pumpkin by R.A. Herman
Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Here are several pumpkin book-inspired crafts and activities that you can try out…
Click on the links below to find the detailed tutorials for each craft or activity.
Make a Baby’s Pumpkin Story Box via The Good Long Road
Fingerpaint Great Pumpkins via 3 Dinosaurs
Littlest Pumpkin Name Craft via Fantastic Fun and Learning
5 Little Pumpkins Printing with Pool Noodles via Toddler Approved
Decorate Pumpkins via Mommy and Me Book Club
Make Pumpkin Bar Pumpkins via Toddler Approved
Pumpkin Patch Pretend Play via Teach Preschool
Puffy Paint Pumpkins via Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Create Pumpkin Rocks via Inspiration Laboratories
Have some Pumpkin Gross Motor Fun via The Pleasantest Thing
Make a Pumpkin Scarecrow via Toddler Approved
Spin Art Pumpkins via Rainy Day Mum
Have you read any of these books? Have you done any pumpkin themed crafts or activities that could also be used when exploring these pumpkin-themed books? Come share any links in the comments or on our VBC Facebook Wall.
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Kristina is the author of Toddler Approved and founder of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. She is a mom of three and is a former Special Education teacher. When she’s not blogging, you’ll find Kristina jogging around town, organizing church and neighborhood social events, throwing crafting parties for kids, and traveling with her family. Kristina tweets as @ToddlerApproved and can be found on Facebook and Pinterest.