Halloween Preschool Crafts are a fine art … a careful blend of fun, education, and independence. Well this one has it all! Sammy and I made Pumpkin Name Puzzles and we had a lot of fun – cutting, matching, and gluing.
If your little one is learning his or her name, this is such a fun Halloween preschool craft to get the ball rolling … or the pumpkin rolling …
I have mentioned before that I really feel preschool crafts need to take more time for wee ones to complete then Mama’s or Teachers to prepare. And this one fits the bill!
Halloween Preschool Crafts: Materials
- Orange construction paper shaped like a pumpkin. Draw ‘ridges’ and write your wee ones name
- One more piece of construction paper to assemble the pumpkin name puzzle on to.
Creating a Pumpkin Name Puzzle!
This very simple Halloween Preschool Craft has little ones practicing three skills: cutting, matching (or spelling), and gluing
As you likely know, I highly recommend starting your ABC teaching with your child’s name letters. After that, we move through the alphabet in a very special order. I chat all about that here: The order for teaching letter recognition.
So this Halloween name puzzle craft is absolutely perfect for that first step to teaching the ABCs.
Have your wee one cut on the pumpkins ‘ridges’. I always say to my Sammy, “Thumbs Up!” while he is cutting – reminding him to hold the scissors properly.
Lay out your puzzle pieces to show your little one what their completed puzzle will look like. Then mix them up!
Next, I had Sammy find each letter to his name and place them in order. I reminded him that his puzzle will look like a pumpkin.
After we glued it all down.
Finally Sammy decided we needed a stem. And perhaps a bit of a rest.
He had a lot of fun cutting those stems! I think we ended up with 12 to choose from. The boy loves to cut!
Halloween Preschool Crafts can be so much fun for wee ones. It is always wonderful to bring learning to life – and this is done so easily with Holiday crafts.
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