My kids got all bummed out when they heard that I will be taking the preschoolers to the pumpkin patch next week. I tried to tell them that we can go another time, but they wanted to go when everybody was going. Then yesterday I went into Jo-Ann Fabrics and guess what ? Yes they were having a sale on all their Harvest items 50% off. Now I was truly inspired to create this activity for my children. When I told them what I had in the car they were very happy once again.
They had some work to do to create this special place.
Here are the deals I got at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Preparing their very own Pumpkin Patch.
The proud owners!!
You know you can't bring pumpkins home and not expect them to want to cut one open. So we decided that we would learn the parts of the pumpkin. What they are doing is matching parts of the pumpkin to The Parts Of the Pumpkin Cards.
The stem and the bottom end.
The leave. This did not come from our pumpkin DJ found this outside.
Our pumpkin did not have a tendril and the pulp was just talked about.
For DJ this science lesson was great sensorial fun.
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