Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Activity

We've been learning about the life cycle of pumpkins this week. My kiddos LOVE the Five Little Pumpkins poem. We've read it and acted it out many times and it's now in their poetry warm-up book. I brought in a pumpkin today to carve, but I thought it would be fun to have that pumpkin roll away and find it. So I told them the story of how I brought it in and then it was gone. I told them how I thought about the 5 little pumpkins and I was worried. They know I love to make up songs, so we sang this together. (Click to see the whole song.)

They were so excited to go find it! I heard, "We should get our magnifying glasses",  "Wow, this is a real adventure!" and "I should bring paper to write down clues!"
So I put up a few clues around the school and we searched for our pumpkin. We went to the gym and they thought we should search in the bag of balls because it could have rolled in there. They were very worried that someone might be making pumpkin pie in the teacher's lounge. They were searching everywhere for seeds. (Great idea for next year!) They would run up to teachers and ask, "Have you seen a rolling pumpkin?" When we finally found it, I heard, "This was the best adventure ever!" :)

If you'd like to see my clues, click below.

Now I have to go roast the pumpkin seeds to bring for a snack tomorrow. TGIF!

:) Andrea


  1. I am going to try this next week, thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  2. Love your blog - just found out from your friend from What's The Buzz... that we're all Michigan girlies!!!! I'm your newest follower...getting lots of tips from you girls - I'm new to the blogging scene!

    Happy Weekend!

  3. You're welcome, Jennifer. I know they will have fun with it!

    Hi Holly! Welcome! :)

  4. I love this idea! How cute! Thank you for sharing. I just found your blog through Teaching Blog Addict and just started following you. I'm new to blogging, too! I hope you'll stop by sometime. I'm having a little give away right now! =)

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