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Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch (Science Sunday)

                  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.

                                                                          Diggin in.

                                                                           Fibrous strands.
                                                         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.
To see other science lessons that children are doing visit Adventures In Mommydom for Science Sunday.


  1. How cool, I love all parts of this.

    I'm thinking my kids would love it if I did a pumpkin patch like that........

  2. What a sweet and fun thing to do with your kids. Great lessons all around.

  3. I think it's great you created such a space for all the kids. I'm sure they loved being outside in it.


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