pump it up with pumpkins

There's so much fun stuff you can do in your classroom during the Fall (if only that pesky curriculum wasn't in the way!).

The first grade classes are taking a field trip to a local pumpkin patch at the end of the month, and I couldn't be more excited! Yes, I'm one of those teachers that actually enjoy field trips...

Anyways, in researching the many possibilities for pumpkin activities in preparation for our field trip, I've come across some gems! And I'm going to share them here with you... free of charge (you're welcome).

First up, this little animated slide show (with sound) is just perfect for grades 3 through 6. It's a very entertaining piece of the history of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns.

I think the best activity I've found for my kiddos is this pumpkin sequencing book.

If you want to get all scientific with weighing and measuring your pumpkins (and counting/graphing the seeds), check out this recording sheet!

And.... if you can get away with some more fun stuff in your room, Little Giraffes has an extensive list of quality pumpkin activities. I'm especially loving the pumpkin pie playdoh and the "Orange Pumpkin, Orange Pumpkin, What Do You See" easy-read printable book.

Do you have any pumpkin activities you love to do?

8 comments:

Ginger Snaps said...

Love the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Shell said...

What cool ideas! I'm going to check out the sequencing link for my oldest son.

teachj said...

When I was a kid we actually cut open, dug out and baked our own pumpkin seeds. Delicious.

Kenzie said...

I can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch too! My daycare lady takes the kids every year and I always take an "early lunch" to go with them!

Creative Flair said...

I know what you mean. We are doing Cezanne for the K class this month. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
BTW, I like your cards in your shop. gotta love etsy!

Elissa said...

I love it. "Pumpkins the Scary Squash"

Helene said...

I love all these ideas!! That site Little Giraffe is awesome...I'm totally printing out the Orange Pumpkin Orange Pumpkin What Do You See booklet right now!!! My kids will love this!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

malia said...

How fun! I love that you enjoy field trips... I'm facing my seventh trip to the same pumpkin patch for the kids... having a tough time getting psyched (-:

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