Pumpkins are one of my favorite parts of fall, and not only because they make delicious pie. Pumpkin activities in Spanish incorporate a wide range of concepts and vocabulary, from the life cycle of a plant to emotions. Try these pumpkin activities in Spanish!
Pumpkin Activities in Spanish: Science Connections
Describing Pumpkins in Spanish
This printable activity focuses how a pumpkin looks and feels. If each child has a pumpkin, they can each complete the activity for their pumpkin. If not, it works well with one pumpkin for a group too.
Download the pumpkin description activity here or click on the image.
Life Cycle of a Pumpkin in Spanish
This cut and paste printable shows the life cycle of a pumpkin and introduces the vocabulary to talk about the different stages. Both of these pumpkin activities in Spanish that align with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages 3.1 (Connections).
Download the pumpkin life cycle activity here or click on the image.
Pumpkin Activities in Spanish: Songs
Spanish Together has a fun pumpkin song and video for learning emotions and numbers. You can hear the song in the video below.
Spanish Champs has a song that uses pumpkins for learning emotion words too.
This song by Pakapaka, Calabaza asada has a lot of vocabulary, so it is not a song for beginning Spanish learners. However, if you are working with have native Spanish speakers or students who have more Spanish, it is lots of fun. All of the lyrics of the song use only the letter A. It’s impressive!
Pumpkin Activities in Spanish: Faces and Emotions
Because we make jack o’lanterns, pumpkin activities in Spanish are excellent for talking about faces and emotions. You can find many activities online are not language specific.
For example, playing this memory game using paper plates kids learn shapes and parts of the face. Of course, you have to describe the pumpkins as you play!
Practical Mommy has a pumpkin matching game for learning emotion words. You have to register for the newsletter to get the download.
I love this pumpkin activity from Teacher Idea Factory. Kids choose an adjective and make a face on a paper or felt jack o’lantern to match.
I have a read-and-draw activity with pumpkins and skeletons here. It also uses lots of face and emotion vocabulary.
Doing pumpkin activities in Spanish children learn important vocabulary and concepts that apply to many disciplines. What are your favorite pumpkin activities in Spanish?