Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkins Preschool Theme!

My favorite Fall Theme is pumpkins!
We went to a pumpkin patch as a family last night so we were all ready to talk about pumpkins the rest of the week.  My older children will be out of school Thursday and Friday so we won't have formal preschool then, but we will be painting our pumpkins.
 Here is my son at the pumpkin patch.  He found a cute little pumpkin that he thought looked just the right size for him.
We measure the pumpkin in all the ways we could think of.  How tall it was, how wide, how long the stem was, and so on.
 My son wanted to roll the pumpkin across the kitchen floor and measure how far it rolled so we did that too.  :)
We love to do "Five Little Pumpkins".  I usually do it once with these visuals and then again and have them do the finger actions and roll around like a pumpkin at the end.
 We talked about the life cycle of a pumpkin using sequencing cards.  I have not been able to locate the link I found these cards at years ago, but this is a fun idea we actually did last year with the pumpkin life cycle.
 There are some really great Pumpkin Packs out there.  Here are a few Confessions of a Homeschooler's Pumpkin Printable Pack.
 1+1+1=1 and  A Teaching Mommy has a pumpkin printable pack.and  also have Pumpkin Printables.

 Lawteedah has a Halloween Kit with pumpkin printables.
3 Dinosaurs also has a free pumpkin printable pack.

My son also enjoys visiting Starfall's website and building his own pumpkin. We also watched this Super Why clip that shows how to spell "pumpkin".

You can check our more ideas from previous years.
 (there are three parts for 2013 year so be sure to check out the links after this post)

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