Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere.
Here is a list of my favorite pumpkin activities to do with my preschool children.
What do we know about pumpkins?
After the children were done exploring what was inside the pumpkin we cut up the pumpkin and placed the pieces inside a glass jar. We had the children predict what they thought would happen to the pumpkin inside the jar. Each child prediction was written down and placed on a board next to the jar.
Pumpkin water table fun. After the children have explored what is inside a pumpkin, place those pumpkins inside your water table. To add to the fun when cutting the tops make each one different to that the children have to figure out with lid goes to which pumpkin.
Let the children paint, paint, paint. While the paint is still wet let the children sprinkle glitter on top. These beautiful and sparkle pumpkins will delight any door step.
Do you have some little ones that are hesitant in wanting to come to your writing center? Add some pumpkins and dry erasable markers to the center and watch them come. They will writing and laughing with their friends and they create funny faces.
Pumpkin bean bag toss. We use this game as a transitional game from group to snack time. Children toss the pumpkin bean bag onto a paper plate and then identify the letter and letter sound before moving on to wash hands.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.