Practice sequencing and learn the pumpkin life cycle with these fun pumpkin sequencing games!
This file includes playing cards with 8 sequential parts of the pumpkin life cycle, also labeled with ordinal numbers to ease confusion.
I have also added a second set of label cards, for those students who may need a simpler font.
Played like a traditional game of “War”, except instead of using numbers, student will use the stages of the pumpkin life cycle. The furthest stage in the life cycle sequence wins the cards.
For example: a sprout beats a seed/ pumpkin beats a flower
Other fun uses for the Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards:
-For non-readers: print 4 copies of only the picture cards
-For readers: print 2 copies of both the picture and word cards
-Use as a Memory Match game
-Use as a “Go Fish” game by printing two copies of each card
-Use as an independent matching center
Instructions for playing Pumpkin Life Cycle War:
-Divide cards evenly among two players.
-Place cards face down in a stack
-Players each turn over one card at the same time
-Player with the word that has the card with the furthest stage in the pumpkin life cycle takes both cards and adds them to the bottom of their pile
-In case of tie, each player lays down three cards face down and then turns the third card. Furthest stage wins all the cards.
-Play continues as time allows or one player runs out of cards.
Great partner center!!
Our Favorite Pumpkin Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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