Matching Pumpkins



This seasonal resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on learning and visual discrimination of colours with a pumpkin theme. The resource asks pupils to match the colour of the pumpkin at the top of the card with the small pumpkin at the bottom of the card with the same colour.

Cut up the sheets into fourteen separate cards and laminate each of the cards individually. Pupils should look at the pumpkin on the top of each card, noticing the colour of the pumpkin. The pupil should then attach a clothes peg to the matching coloured pumpkin on the bottom of each card from the three possible options given.

This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but know and can match their colours. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.

This activity could be used during Station Teaching with a station for Visual Discrimination, where a pack is made up for each pupil.

We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on. Pupils also considered it as “fun” homework during October.

Activities such as these could also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.


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