We drive past the farm with a pumpkin patch every day to get to the park and every time Rea tells me about all the people we need to buy a pumpkin for. We are a little pumpkin obsessed over here, so a pumpkin activity is the perfect way to practice our name and get moving.
P.S Movement name activities hold a special place in my heart because it is the very first activity I ever tried with Rea.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Gross Motor Skills

  • Use locomotor skills with balance in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play
  • Use locomotor skills with coordination in a variety of directions and changing directions during active play

Required Materials

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Pumpkin Name Template

*Scissors

*Tape

Step #1
Print and cut out the Pumpkin Name Template.
Step #2
Write your Lil’s name on the pumpkins, putting only one letter on each pumpkin.
Pro Parents be sure to type your child’s name before printing so your preschooler can trace the letters.
Step #3
Tape the pumpkins to the floor.
Step #4
Invite your child to find each letter in order and bring it back to the page with the barrel.
Step #5
Tape the pumpkins to the barrel in order so your child spells their name.

Teacher Tip

To mix it up a little bit, you could call out a letter and have them jump on the letter you said or mix up the letters and have them jump on the letters out of order.

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