Pumpkin seed soup

Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are so awesome to explore during the fall. In our classroom, we just finished an entire week on exploring pumpkins and pumpkin seeds and making pumpkin seed soup in the water table is one of the many fun ways we explored our pumpkin seeds…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

The ingredients for pumpkin soup include orange water, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin pie spice…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

When the children arrived to our water play area, they found the ingredients all set out with ladles and cups so they could get right to work mixing and serving up their soup….

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

The children started right away by adding the orange water to our clear water…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

And lots of pumpkin seeds were mixed in with the orange “broth” along the way…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

And as the children played in the water table, the smell of the pumpkin spice filled the water play area and our soup smelled yummy…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

The children continued to play in the pumpkin seed water table all throughout our time in the outdoor classroom…

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool

Pumpkin seed soup invited my students to use many skills that will one day be a part of their real daily life experiences including mixing, stirring, pouring, estimating, straining, and all the while communicating and collaborating with one another.

Pumpkin Seed Soup by Teach Preschool


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By |2013-10-05T18:20:14+00:00October 5th, 2013|

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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. [email protected] October 6, 2013 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Saw this on your FB page and had to pop over and tell you how much I loved the idea…we are picking pumpkins from our vegie garden at the moment so this will be a perfect activity for extension with my home day care kids..thanks for the inspiration!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      Ooooh, I so wish we had our own veggie garden too!! You are so lucky!!

  2. Jennifer McManus October 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I can’t thank you enough for not only for all the ideas you share daily, but also for the energy and passion for teaching that you bring to each post. I have been so inspired this fall by your classroom activities and by your approach. It is REALLY making a tremendous difference to me–I am springing out of bed on Mondays, eager to try something new with my students!
    With heartfelt gratitude–

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      There is no better feeling than when you get excited about introducing new ideas into the classroom. I know it motivates me too and I am so glad to be able to pass that along to you in some small way! Yay!!!


  3. Shirley October 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Pumpkin soup
    Did you make that water table with three bins?
    If so pls give directions

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