Practice sequencing and learn the pumpkin life cycle with these fun pumpkin sequencing games!

These pumpkin life cycle card games are perfect for learning about life cycles and sequencing!

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Pumpkin Life Cycle Card Game

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter

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!!

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. It’s a great way to work on sequencing skills, vocabulary, and reading skills, while sneaking in a bit of science and Halloween. I plan on using it with my 1st grader this week!

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