Our homeschooling journey started on an October morning over a decade ago, when I decided not to go back to my job as a preschool teacher with my infant and three-year-old. I had already made lesson plans for the month, so I used them with my older daughter every morning while the baby was sleeping. I went on to do these pumpkin preschool activities every year until my youngest outgrew them.
(Okay, I’m not going to lie — the pumpkin goo in a bag is still a hit, even with big kids.)
If you are doing tot school or preschool at home, you’ll love these 10 days of pumpkin preschool activities!
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Let’s start with a fun (and simple) writing activity! You can download this investigation sheet free in our blog post here: https://rollingprairiereaders.com/pumpkin-activity-ideas/
When you open up the pumpkin, keep in mind that some kids do NOT like getting messy. One of my girls cannot get enough of the pumpkin goo, but the other doesn’t like the way it feels on her hands.
A few years ago, I started putting a bit of the goo inside a sealed bag, and it made all the difference.
Save some of your pumpkin seeds to plant. They sprout really quickly, making it a cool (and easy) science experience.
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Time for some simple sensory play! Plump up some orange water beads and add pumpkin gems (affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3Cwout8) — only if your kiddos are done with putting things in their mouth.
This is one of our FAVORITE pumpkin preschool activities!
What are your favorite pumpkin preschool activities?
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