October 1, 2014

Tactile Tuesday: Pumpkin Math Printable

This week I am offering a free Pumpkin Math Printable to go along with Tactile Tuesday!  Be sure to like our Facebook Page: Educating Laytons Tactile Learning for daily tactile tips!

(FYI, we painted our pumpkins this year with acrylic paint = super fun).

Pumpkin Math Printable
Some kids need objects to hold to literally “add up” or “take away”.  I highly encourage you to include toys, counters, or other hand-sized stuff to your math lessons!  A few years we used dinosaurs – even in the bath tub – to teach subtraction.  It was also fun!

Pumpkin Math Printable
God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.  Genesis 1:11-13

Pumpkin Math Printable

All you need is a pumpkin, tape measure, ruler, and scale to do this pumpkin math printable.

I made an easy-to-use chart with simple measuring directions and a challenge to find things of the same circumference, height, and weight.  (if your student can’t find something with the exact measurement write what they did find closest to that measurement)

Print out this free pdf Pumpkin Math Printable and include your pumpkins in tactile math.

If you have an older student check out Pumpkin School with Our Journey Westward ~ where I first saw the idea to incorporate pumpkins in math class.  I needed something for my younger students so I made Pumpkin Math Printable.

Do you have a tactile learning post this week?  Please link it up – I love to pin these to my Tactile Tuesday Ideas Pinterest Board!  Or are you too busy with the hands on fun to create a post?  No worries – link up your Instagram hands-on learning shot!

You never know how your idea will inspire another homeschool family!!




  • Meghan Ross

    Thanks for sharing this! I posted a list to some other Halloween printables for homeschoolers the other day: http://www.examiner.com/article/add-a-halloween-touch-to-your-lessons-with-free-printables

  • Kristina

    Thanks for inviting me to come over and link up our Watercycle Wheel! I also linked up our Constellation activity, too!

  • Suzanne Cranmer

    LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

  • Deb @ Living Montessori Now

    Thanks so much for sharing your free printable! I featured your Pumpkin Math Printable as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montesori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

    • Stef

      Thanks so much Deb!!

  • Deb @ Living Montessori Now

    I’m excited to have discovered your Tactile Tuesday, Stef! I hope it’s fine for me to link up even though my kids are adults now. I’m still putting together unit studies all the time, so I’m ready for grandkids! I’m having a great time pinning posts I find here. :)

    • Stef

      Deb, I am happy you found it! Love anything you have to share, I have been a long time blog reader of yours!