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Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book

If you are wanting to teach your kids how pumpkins grow, this Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book is a simple printable book for them to read and color!  

Reading activities like this one are a great addition to your fall unit or just fun to read before you visit the pumpkin patch.

Your young learners will not only learn about a pumpkin’s life cycle but also practice important pre-reading skills.
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book

Simple printable books like this one can be used to teach and practice the concepts of print with your kids.  

They can work on holding the book correctly, turning the pages, following the text from left to right as you read, and much more.   

Printable Book for Kids  

Getting Ready to Use the Pumpkin Life Cycle Book:

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What’s Included:

  • Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book

This free printable book includes a total of 7 pages (4 pages to print) including the cover.  

What Else Is Needed:

To prepare this free printable, click on the button below and fill out the form.

Next, download and print all of the pages of the book on white paper.  

You can make as many copies as you need for your students. 

Pumpkin Life Cycle Book

Then, cut the pages apart and stack them together in order.

Finally, staple the pages together to create a book.  

How to Use the Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book:

When first introducing a new reading book to your kids, you can ask them to use the illustration to guess what the book is going to be about and have them point to the title.  

Then, you can have them turn to the first page and point to the words as you read. They can continue following along as your read aloud.Beginning Readers

After reading the story, your kids can work on reading the book independently and color the pictures of the life cycle of a pumpkin.  

Then, you can send the book home with your students so they can read it with their families for even more practice.  

Science Book for Kids

This Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Book is a simple way for your pre-readers to practice concepts of print and learn about how a pumpkin grows!   

Beginning Reading Activity

How Else Can Printable Book Be Used?

To practice sequencing, you can create cards out of the pages of the book. First, print two pages of the download on one sheet of paper. Next, cut the cards apart.

Your children can then use the cards to put the life cycle of a pumpkin in sequential order. They can practice using transition words such as first, next, and last too. 

More Pumpkin Literacy Activities:

To extend this pumpkin-themed activity, pair it with these picture books and other literacy resources.

Pumpkin Books for Kids:

You can teach your young learners more about pumpkins by sharing these picture books with them.

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons 

Pumpkin Activities for Kids:

Your preschoolers and kindergarteners can work on letter recognition, concepts of print, and much more with these pumpkin resources.

Color Words Pumpkin Book

How To Carve A Pumpkin Book

Parts of a Pumpkin Book 

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These Fall Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can use to review or learn new literacy and math concepts.

From letter matching to beginning sounds, your kids will work on a variety of literacy skills through engaging and entertaining themed activities.

Click on the picture to learn more about the resources that are included in this bundle! 

Download the Printable Pumpkin Life Cycle Book:

To get the free printable pumpkin life cycle book, fill out the form with your name and email address. 



Thursday 26th of October 2023

thank you!

Jessica Lipinski

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Looks fun!


Saturday 21st of October 2023

thank you


Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Great stuff

Nadine Chikousky

Monday 16th of October 2023


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