Symmetrical pumpkins in preschool

Try this simple pumpkin activity to introduce a little symmetrical perspective!

For each child, cut out a pumpkin shape…

Cut it in half and glue one half to a sheet of construction paper…

Now glue an eye, half of a nose, and draw half of a mouth….

Give the other half of the pumpkin, the nose, and the eye to the child…

Let the child finish the pumpkin…

I am linking this blog post up with No Time for Flash Cards!

By |2010-10-09T04:58:23+00:00October 9th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Miller Moments October 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Love this!

  2. Michelle Willow October 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Love the idea! Could you stop by our blog and add links to your craft ideas (ones toddlers can also participate in)? We’re having Halloween crafts for toddlers linky party this week:

    • Deborah J. Stewart October 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      Sure – I will see what I can drum up!

  3. Teacher Tom October 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    You could waste a 1000 words trying to describe symmetry to young children — and I have!. Like so much in ECE, this is something that can only be understood through experiences like this. I really like this. =)

    • Deborah J. Stewart October 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      I couldn’t waste a 1000 words describing symmetry because I barely understand it myself! LOL!!

  4. Teacher Tom October 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    By the way, love the new look!

    • Deborah J. Stewart October 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Ahhhhh, thank you:)

  5. ana @ i made it so October 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    i followed you here from ntffc… i like simple ideas like this one here. off to have a little look around your blog.

    happy weekend…

  6. Jane October 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! I’ll have to try this next week. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Christin October 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Love the simplicity of this craft. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Amy October 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Great Idea! I need my little one to be a little older, next fall she will be ready! Thanks!

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