Pumpkins Five Senses
We also explore pumpkins using our five senses!
Each year we go on a field trip to the pumpkin patch. When we return to school with our pumpkins we clean them out (ya’ll. This is HILARIOUS!) and fill them with potting soil and plant pansies in them!
And since we haven’t been able to visit the pumpkin patch because of Covid protocols, we used our green screen technology to put the kids in the pumpkin patch!
We finger-painted pumpkins! We talked about how mixing colors makes new colors and we mixed red and yellow to make orange. Cue the amazement!
For info on dying pasta, take a look at this blog post. CLICK HERE
Pumpkins Foodie Fun Friday
More Pumpkin Ideas And Centers!
Pumpkin Sensory Bins
Orange rice, black bowtie pasta!
Get your own Smashing Pumpkins using the links below. The students simply match the hammer to the correct pumpkin. When they find the match, they use the hammer and say SMASH!
Here are all the available Smashing Pumpkins Creations:
Check out these pumpkin resources!
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I always enjoy your posts-thanks! I am wondering if your school has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards? You are doing some wonderful science in your room. I always seem to have trouble fitting it in…we have adopted NGSS so I am looking for some help.
As a school and district we have not officially adopted the NGSS. I plan my science with the NGSS in mind! And I’ve also created NGSS assessments for ESGI!
Are the pies still good if you don't cook them? Do you have experience with that? I don't have anything to cook them with in my room.
YES! The Kids LOVE them!
We have not. I just decided that Friday would be science day. We don't have math on Friday, instead we do science and cooking!
Yes they are! The other classes did the pies without cooking and they loved them!
I have something to add…. whip topping in the tub!
same ingredients, no bake pumpkin pie. It is so yummy and rich! I have made it every year for the past 7 years. cool whip, vanilla pudding, pumpkin pie filling in a no bake crust… place in freezer/ fridge to eat for afternoon snack!
Just wonder Greg how you manage these activities which may need supervision(finger painting, cooking, etc)? Are they rotating through stations? Are they coming to you in small groups? Just trying to wrap my head around how I might be able to do this with 23 students by myself.
The cooking and art activities are done whole group!