Kids Frugal Fun: Pumpkin Word Families

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Since it’s Fall, pumpkins are on a lot of people’s minds so this week I took an easy learning activity and gave it a pumpkin twist!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page. Just a side note, I laminateas much as I can when doing games such as this-it really helps preserve the pieces!

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Pumpkin Word Family Fun

Small piece of cardboard
Printed Pumpkin picture ( I googled pumpkin pictures.  If you’re more of an artist you can make your own)
Sharpie marker

1.  Draw or google and print a pumpkin picture.
2.  Cut out a piece of cardboard and glue the picture onto the cardboard.
3.  Draw lines to segment the pumpkin and then fill in with the letters to go with word family of your choice (we chose -at).
4.  Write your word family letters on the clothespin.

Educational Activities:

  • Language Arts:  Obviously this activity lends itself to Language Arts but you can make it for so many other things besides word families.  Perhaps your child is just learning the alphabet-you can create more clothespins and match lowercase and upper case letters.  You can also match beginning sounds which is similar to one of my previous kids crafts here.
  • Math:  You can put math problems on the pumpkin and the answers on clothespins.  Since my 23 month old is working on learning his shapes, I put different shapes on the other side and he can simply take a clothespin and identify each shape as he “clips” it. This will also work on fine motor skills!

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