Pumpkins... Not Just For Halloween

Celebrate fall with four pumpkin themed hands-on activities! After learning about pumpkins, scholars complete two activity sheets that reinforce estimation and word problems. They then plant pumpkin seeds and bake a pie in a bag.   

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask parents and guardians for material donations 
  • Conduct activities in center rotations; invite adult volunteers to support and supervise pupils 
  • Copy and staple worksheets into a packet for quick and easy reference between activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Take classroom allergies into consideration prior to bringing in food 
  • Coordinate with cafeteria personnel to save time and space for baking pies, or have a finished pie ready to present after the recipe demonstration 
Pros

  • Provides engaging background knowledge that sparks learner interest
Cons

  • None