Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers

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A really easy way to get a lot from exploring a pumpkin is by using all the parts after you deconstruct it. We had a pumpkin sensory bag, half of a pumpkin to explore the life cycle and seeds on a plate. I equipped them with Melissa and Doug’s magnifying glass so they could get a closer look.

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Here is what we did:

  • We cut a small pumpkin in half.

 

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  • We gutted one half of the pumpkin, exploring the seeds. I placed the “guts” of the pumpkin in a small plastic food storage bag and placed into the fridge to get it cool for added sensory.

 

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  • With the half I didn’t gut, I wrapped plastic wrap around it.
  • We removed seeds and I placed these seeds on a small plate covered with plastic wrap.

 

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  • Then my son really wanted to plant the pumpkin seeds. I wasn’t going to stand in his way!

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To prepare for this activity:

We worked with the FREE Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Montessori cards (under Botany) and we read:

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One last note for you: I love this Life Cycle of a Pumpkin post from Living Montessori Now. Great ideas and inspiration!

Now, go have fun! Leave a comment! I love hearing from you!
Marnie

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