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Scarecrow Pumpkin or Jack-O'- Lantern Craft
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Ages 2.5 + to 6
Review the Pumpkin
section to review all the lesson plans, printable activities and
resources available to explore all the learning possibilities.
These are easy craft activities related to the pumpkin, jack-o'-lantern and scarecrow. The pumpkin craft addresses shapes practice and
two accessories can be added to make a scarecrow head (straw hat and
The craft is appropriate for an Autumn theme, farming, food,
nutrition, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Activity 1 > Easy Shapes Pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern Printable Craft with
accessories for a Scarecrow Craft Ages 2.5+
Review your options for printing and assembly of the craft that best meets your needs.
Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Option 1: Print pumpkin/jack-o'-lantern craft color template cut out,
conduct learning activities below and
assemble. Optional: Print color
template for scarecrow hat and bandana.
Option 2: Print black and white
template for pumpkin/jack-o'-lantern and black
and white scarecrow accessories.
Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed
Print one set of black & white templates and use as master
templates and trace the patterns directly on folded construction paper,
left-over paper or, fun foam to obtain number of pieces needed. Idea:
Replace pumpkin circle with a small paper plate (desert size) and
children can paint orange on the back of plate. Assemble
as suggested below.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. Use large wiggly eyes instead of
the eyes template.
2. Children can draw and fill missing teeth with black crayon or
black marker on the crescent shape mouth with black crayon or marker.
2. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back of head to use as decoration
or ornament. Glue against a gift bag to decorate.
3. Puppet or Mask option: Glue the craft to a craft
stick or toilet paper tube for an instant puppet, trace and then cut out
triangle eyes so children can use as a mask.
Learning Activities to conduct before craft
Choose learning activities according to your curriculum needs and
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template pieces (after coloring) or if using the color template.
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting & Sizing the Heart Shapes: Have the children
count, then sort the shapes -- all triangles, circles, rectangle, and
crescent (omit the hat and bandana for this part of the activities)
2. Counting: Count how many of each size there
are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint
the children with printed numbers.
Proceed with craft assembly. Show the small image
provided in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and suggest a sequence to aid them in positioning the pieces.
Important: If the children are assembling the scarecrow
version is best to glue the hat first and then the face features.
completing the craft the children can hold and use their finished craft while
conducting some of the activities listed in the activities column.
Activity 2 > Numbers practice 1 to 10: Scarecrow
with a pumpkin head dot-to-dot (1-10)
1. Have children draw face features on the scarecrow's pumpkin
2. Have children connect the dots with a pencil to allow for
corrections as they say the numbers out loud. Encourage children
to color and decorate the image.
Shapes Pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern Craft
Easy Shapes Scarecrow with Pumpkin Head
Pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern Craft Templates
Scarecrow coloring pages:
1 | 2
| 4 | 3
with a pumpkin head dot-to-dot (1-10)
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with