Symmetrical pumpkins in preschool

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!


  • Miller Moments Posted October 9, 2010 1:18 pm

    Love this!

  • Michelle Willow Posted October 9, 2010 5:40 pm

    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:

  • Teacher Tom Posted October 9, 2010 5:42 pm

    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. =)

  • Teacher Tom Posted October 9, 2010 5:43 pm

    By the way, love the new look!

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 9, 2010 8:17 pm

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

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 9, 2010 8:17 pm

    Ahhhhh, thank you:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart Posted October 9, 2010 8:18 pm

    Sure – I will see what I can drum up!

  • ana @ i made it so Posted October 10, 2010 6:19 pm

    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…

  • Jane Posted October 10, 2010 6:45 pm

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

  • Christin Posted October 10, 2010 9:00 pm

    Love the simplicity of this craft. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy Posted October 16, 2010 4:51 pm

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

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