Last year we created a Pumpkin Halloween Bunting made from prints that decorated our dining room – sitting around from that I have had extra pumpkins that we printed waiting for Autumn to come around again and that I could use. As T is working on number recognition in school, more than, less than and counting on using the stamped pumpkin shapes to create a number line and added resources was an easy quick idea. I haven’t attached these in a line as I like using them as a manipulative getting T to move them around, place them in order biggest to smallest and smallest to biggest.

Easy Halloween Math for toddlers and preschoolers. DIY pumpkin number lines

Materials Needed

Stamped Pumpkins – see the Halloween Bunting Post on how to make

Black Sharpie

Love getting a little crafty with your Toddlers and Preschoolers. Check out this Simple Halloween Skeleton Craft in the step by step video below that you and they will love to create together.

How to make your pumpkin Number Lines

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Make the stamped pumpkins according to the instructions in creating Stamped Halloween Bunting and leave to dry.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines
DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

Cut out around the pumpkins and label them with numbers – we did 1 – 10 as I want to work on counting on and counting back with those numbers as well as less than and more than.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

With all the numbers done – I also added the number words as although we are just starting to learn to read here I want the numerals and the words to be related in her mind that you can write them as a word as well as a number.

Watch our EASY Halloween Craft for KIDS Video

Check out this simple Halloween Craft for Toddlers in the video below that you can make before you and they snuggle down and read one of these not so spooky Halloween Books together.

Number Line Activities

We started off with the identification of numbers.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

Pulling up a number and saying what it was.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

Mixing the numbers up and pointing out specific numbers.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

Then we arranged them from 1 to 10.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

5 to 1.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

10 – 1.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

With the number line, we then counted on from a specific number,

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

counted back from a specific number and

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

worked out whether a number was more than or less than a number when on the number line.

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

More Number Activities for Halloween for Preschoolers

Two Bat-themed number games for toddlers and preschoolers based on the featured book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Ideal for Nocturnal Animal Units of Study.
Create your own Pumpkin Patch Maths Game with this step by step instructions ideal for some autumn based hands-on learning.
Halloween or fall inspired literacy and numeracy activity based on the Children's rhyme Five Little Pumpkins
Room on the Broom - learning ordinal numbers and sequencing with finger puppets
 

Download and Print our Spooky Bats to work on Number Recognition whilst making your own number lines.

Head to the Pumpkin Patch and Pick the Pumpkins and work on Number Recognition and Counting on

Inspired by the Halloween Rhyme 5 Little Pumpkins work on Literacy and Numeracy as you make your own 5 Little Pumpkins Book.

Work on Ordinal Numbers inspired by the book Room on the Broom with this simple retelling of the story and number work.

Easy Halloween Math for toddlers and preschoolers. DIY pumpkin number lines
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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