Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our Pumpkin Unit

We've been having a blast with our pumpkins that we bought for halloween.  Here is a glimpse of what we have been doing.

We got the free pumpkin lifecycle cards from here and have been working with those 3-part cards.

We also worked with this cute poem about pumpkins.  They offer a cute printable version of the poem and we just used that.

We also examined the pumpkin when we carved our jack-o-lantern.

Here are some of the crafts that we did with the pumpkin theme.  The first one is an easy one, I let D cut orange strips out of construction paper and tear it into bits.  Then she basically glued that onto a paper plate for the pumpkin body.  She drew and then cut out shapes for the facial features from black construction paper and stuck that on.  She then punched a hole and twisted a green pipe cleaner for the stem.  Easy, no mess project.

This is another one we did with a lot of help from me.  We basically stapled strips (cut by D) of orange construction paper onto a toilet paper tube to make this.  This was a cool center piece on our dining table for a week!

I did not get the parts of the pumpkin cards, since we already did something similar when we did our apple unit.  We did look and examine the insides of the pumpkin.  We also roasted the pumpkin seeds for a delicious snack!  We bought a mini pumpkin pie from our local store to enjoy for desert on one of the days!

This post is linked to Montessori Monday.


  1. That pumpkin carving is amazing! x

  2. Great activities! I agree with Rachael about the pumpkin carving ... I wish I could carve pumpkins like that! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Pumpkin Unit Study Pinterest board:

  3. Thanks Deb! It is great pleasure to learn that you and Rachael appreciate my jack-o-lanterns!


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