Preschool pumpkin play

Over the years, Deborah has shared many, many fun pumpkin activities on Teach Preschool.  Today, we are highlighting a few of our very favorite ways to play with pumpkins…

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Many preschools will take a trip to a pumpkin patch to begin their pumpkin units.  Since we aren’t able to visit a real-life pumpkin patch, we have created our very own pumpkin patch at preschool

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Any time we introduce pumpkins, we begin by exploring the whole pumpkin.  Circle time is the perfect time to examine a pumpkin and all of it’s characteristics.  On this occasion, we discussed the life cycle of a pumpkin

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Next we can explore the concept of how pumpkins grow on vines with a hands-on board game

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

We also love to cut open pumpkins to examine the insides.  Did you know that you can dye pumpkin seeds, just like pasta or rice…

Preschool pumpkin play

Our children love any opportunity to play with playdough.  See how we used play dough to create these not-so-scary jack-0-lanterns

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Last year we fully exhausted our real life pumpkin exploration by scooping out their guts, painting the outsides, and then finally using hammers to pound golf tees into them…

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Of course anytime we explore an object such as pumpkins, we try to find other ways to play that we think the children may find interesting.  Our children always love when we offer magnet play, so it was no wonder they had so much fun with these magnetic pumpkin cans

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

And finally, no unit on pumpkins would be complete without some art.  We created these fun pumpkin exploration cups for a unique, multi-sensory art experience…

Preschool pumpkin play by Teach Preschool

Now it’s Your Turn!  What pumpkin activities do you and your children love?

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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.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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