Pumpkin patch scavenger hunt in preschool

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I would have loved to take my class out to the pumpkin patch but since this wasn’t something I was able to do, I decided to bring the pumpkin patch to the children instead…

I keep this large sheet of cardboard for making different scenes. I just paint over it when I want to create something new. Last time I used it for our Outdoor Cafe. To go with the pumpkin patch, I added a few pumpkins and gourds and a small bale of hay….

The children went on a pumpkin scavenger hunt, much like the leaf scavenger hunt we took the other day….

The children also “picked” a pumpkin from the patch to take home.  Our take-home pumpkins were really foam pumpkin shapes on a stick (I bought packages of foam pumpkin shapes from the Dollar Store)….

Some of our students thought it would be fun to have a pumpkin puppet show with their foam pumpkins…

It happened to rain on our pumpkin patch today as well – so we didn’t get to explore our pumpkin patch for very long but with the rain, it seemed almost like a day at a real pumpkin patch!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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