Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow Pumpkin Craft | Halloween Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
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These are easy craft activities related to the pumpkin, jack-o'-lantern and scarecrow. The pumpkin craft addresses shapes practice and two accessories can be added to make a scarecrow head (straw hat and bandana scarf).
The craft is appropriate for an Autumn theme, farming, food, nutrition, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Activity 1 > Easy Shapes Pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern Printable Craft with accessories for a Scarecrow Craft Ages 2.5+
Review your options for printing and assembly of the craft that best meets your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Option 1: Print pumpkin/jack-o'-lantern craft color template cut out, conduct learning activities below and assemble. Optional: Print color template for scarecrow hat and bandana.
Option 2: Print black and white template for pumpkin/jack-o'-lantern and black and white scarecrow accessories. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed as above.
Print one set of black & white templates and use as master templates and trace the patterns directly on folded construction paper, left-over paper or, fun foam to obtain number of pieces needed. Idea: Replace pumpkin circle with a small paper plate (desert size) and children can paint orange on the back of plate. Assemble as suggested below.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. Use large wiggly eyes instead of the eyes template.
2. Children can draw and fill missing teeth with black crayon or black marker on the crescent shape mouth with black crayon or marker.
2. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back of head to use as decoration or ornament. Glue against a gift bag to decorate.
3. Puppet or Mask option: Glue the craft to a craft stick or toilet paper tube for an instant puppet, trace and then cut out triangle eyes so children can use as a mask.
Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose learning activities according to your curriculum needs and children's age.
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
template pieces (after coloring) or if using the color template.
Pumpkin or Jack-o'-Lantern Craft Templates
*Black & White
(hat & bandana)
*Black & white
Scarecrow coloring pages:
Scarecrow with a pumpkin head dot-to-dot (1-10)
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with