Pumpkin Number Towers Math Activity
This free printable pumpkin activity is so much fun and provides tons of learning opportunities for your students. Your students will love it and since it comes with several different levels, it may be your favorite go-to too!
This pumpkin number towers activity provides a hands-on way for your students to practice counting, composing and decomposing numbers, writing addition sentences all while developing fine motor skills!
This math counting game comes with a color AND black and white version to fit your needs. It also comes with a recording sheet for their addition sentences and 2 different game boards.
You will want to write this pumpkin-themed activity into your lesson plans!
Simple to Use and Prepare
The pumpkin towers set includes multiple color game boards, a recording sheet, and black and white game boards.
You will print the number building activities out and slide into a write and wipe pocket or laminate for durability; gather some linking cubes and pencils and begin playing!
No cutting, coloring, or gluing required! Your students will be practicing their number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills from one print-out! You might even be able to grade a couple of papers before your prep time is over with this no prep math activity!
Setting Up the Pumpkin Number Activity
- Pumpkin Number Towers Activity (get it by clicking the button at the bottom of this post)
- 2 colors of linking cubes per student
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Print the game board and recording sheets.
- Slide into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also laminate it.
- Gather the linking cubes.
- Store in a large bag or storage container for easy access.
Playing the Pumpkin Number Towers Math Activity
The first version shows a pumpkin with a domino inside of it. The students will use one color to create a tower for the left side of the domino and another color for the right side of the domino. Then, they will combine the two towers to make one cube tower.
Next, they will record the addition sentence they created. For example, the domino shows a 2 and a 5. They will make a tower with 2 oranges and a tower with 5 blacks. Then they will combine the tower to make one pumpkin tower. They will, then, write the addition sentence 2+5=7.
The second version is similar but more complex by having them problem solve a little more. The pumpkin shows a number, and the students will design a tower using 2 colors of cubes that add up to that number.
Then, they will write an addition sentence to match the tower that they built. For example, the pumpkin has a 2 on it. The student would create a tower with 2 colors (1 orange and 1 black). Then, they would write the addition sentence to match (1+1=2).
More Ideas for the Number Towers Activity
Activities included are 2 versions to play for easy differentiation! These game boards could be used for a small group, math center, a whole class activity, an after-school tutoring group, and so much more.
If your students aren’t ready to make addition sentences yet, you could use the pumpkin board with just numbers and have them make towers with one color to just practice counting and one-to-one correspondence. To make the game more fun, they could work on counting the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.
Students could also use different manipulatives like mini erasers, pom poms, or plastic pumpkins. They could also use gummy pumpkins or candy pumpkins and toothpicks to create pumpkin towers. This would add in a fall stem challenge. Candy corns would make a fun manipulative as well!
Early finishers would love to work together with a partner to build a tower for every pumpkin. This could be completed quietly once they have finished their main math lesson.
Your students will love playing this pumpkin number towers game this fall and you will love the simple prep and versatile uses! This would work great during a fall/pumpkin stem activity block or just to practice more math skills!
Click the button below to get the pumpkin numbers tower math activity. Have fun!