Pumpkin seed play dough

I have already shared with you our pumpkin seed soup but our pumpkin seed play didn’t stop there. The children also enjoyed spending time playing with pumpkin seed play dough…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

At  the table, the children found four tubs of pumpkin seeds with plastic cups and spoons.  The children jumped right in and began their play by scooping, feeling, and exploring the seeds…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

The children were loving the process as it was but then one of my parents showed up and gave us some beautiful orange homemade play dough that  would be a fun addition to our pumpkin seed sensory tubs…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

The children were free to explore the seeds and the orange play dough any way they wished but since we had started off our morning circle by talking about and exploring real pumpkins, the combination of the two materials naturally invited the children to make their own pumpkins…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

So the children pushed the pumpkin seeds into the orange play dough to make their own “real” pumpkins…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

It was actually quite interesting because once the seeds began to get folded into the orange play dough, it looked very much like the children had scooped out the pulp and seeds of a real pumpkin…

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

And later in the day, that is exactly what we did only the insides of our real pumpkins were much more ooey and gooey!

Pumpkin Seed Playdough by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-10-13T06:00:45+00:00October 13th, 2013|

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.

One Comment

  1. Terri October 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Now I have the perfect reason to save our pumpkin seeds (we usually throw them out because we don’t like snacking on them). We’ll definitely adding pumpkin seeds to our playdough this year!

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