Fall also brings a whole new set of themes for our activities. We pull out all of the pumpkin, colored leaves, acorns and more. We get excited about new themes in general, but when the new theme is Fall it’s extra special! This free printable pumpkin letter recognition spin & stamp activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners is a great way to practice uppercase and lowercase letters with an engaging fall theme.
Pumpkin Letter Recognition Activity
Letter recognition, both uppercase and lowercase, can be a difficult concept for children to grasp. There are so many letters to learn to recognize on their own, but then match up to the upper or lower companion as well. Even though it may be difficult, it is crucial for future literacy skills.
Children need to master letter recognition before they can start learning beginning sounds. This is the start of learning sight words!
Whether children have a difficult time or not, providing a fun and engaging activity is a wonderful way to help students learn. This Pumpkin Spin and Stamp Letter Recognition activity is seriously fun!
Kids think they are just playing a pumpkin game, but they are also getting exposure to uppercase and lowercase letters and working on matching skills.
Materials Needed for the
Pumpkin Spin & Stamp
Letter Recognition Printable
One of the first qualities that I look for in activities for my kids or our church daycare, is the simplicity of prepping. I am a busy woman, wife, business owner..you get it. You are too. We don’t have time to spend hours prepping one activity for our kids. We need easy prep and versatility, am I right? This fits both of those: easy prep and versatility.
My first time-saving tip is to print each of the pages of the set at one time. Yes, you may not use all of them in one day, but the ones that you don’t use today will be ready for when your child asks to play with stamps again.
The spinner is simply created with a paper clip and a pencil. I hold the tip of the pencil on the dot below the pumpkin and through the end of a paper clip and then the paperclip can spin around the pencil. It will either land on an uppercase letter or a lowercase letter, and that is what the child should stamp. Unless it’s opposite day.
These are hands-down our favorite stamps!
If your child is working on sight words, this would be an excellent canvas for practicing sight words. Instead of stamping a single letter, children can stamp a sight word that begins with the letter that is spun. Upper and lowercase letters can still be honored.
You can go through each activity page in alphabetical order or have the child choose until all of the letters have been completed.
To add an additional challenge, instead of only providing the stamps for the letter on the printables, you could mix all the stamps up and have them choose the correct stamp.
Here are our favorite Pumpkin books too!