Use our free Jack O Lantern Template to create multiple play opportunities. From a felt jack-o-lantern, a coloring page, to just paper cut-outs.
Jack O Lantern Template
Halloween is fast approaching. We love a simple activity that has loads of ways to play. This printable Jack O Lantern template was one of our first printables, but it’s still a favorite.
It started as just a felt pattern. But our kids showed us that there was more than one way to play.
Don’t have time to print this jack o lantern cut out now?
If you’re just prepping for Halloween, don’t worry! You can pin it to your favorite Pinterest board and come back when you’re ready!
Pumpkin template for preschoolers
There are at least 3 ways to play with this free jack-o-lantern template.
1. Create a felt jack-o-lantern
You can create an interactive felt Jack-o-lantern. All you will need are 4 Pieces of felt (1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 black, & 1 background color), fabric glue, tape, & scissors.
Use your Jack-O-Lantern Printable as a template to cut out your shapes, attach with a tape roll to your felt, and cut out. Attach the shapes together with some fabric glue so they are reversible. Let dry overnight. Mama K created this fun felt background for our kiddos. Just take the glass out of a frame and replace it with a piece of felt!
2. Create a construction paper jack o lantern
While the felt pieces were drying I realized that J had been playing with the paper pieces for a while. So for quicker play, you can print the jack-o-lantern template onto colored cardstock or construction paper. Cut out pieces and play!
3. Design your own Jack-0-Lantern
Last J decided to use the pumpkin outline as a jack-o-lantern design sheet. Instruct your little one to either trace the shapes through the paper or draw on anything their imagination desires!!
The best part is you can print it as many times as you want! Ready to get your printable?
No matter how you play, this Free Jack-O-Lantern printable is sure to be a hit with the little ones and bound to give you at least a couple of minutes of free time.