Be sure to add extra "Orange" colored Art Supplies to your space this week (Orange Paint, Crayons, Pens etc.). Add plastic pumpkin cookie cutters to this space as well. You can DIY your own pumpkin face "Stamps" out of craft foam or potatoes for some pumpkin stamping fun!
It's a great time to create your own Pumpkin Stand/Patch in your Dramatic Play Space. You can purchase real or pretend pumpkins to use in your space, or make some DIY ones from stuffed paper bags. Be sure to check with your clients, they may be overflowing with homegrown pumpkins (or might know someone who is).
In addition to Pumpkins, you can also add gourds and hay bales. Don't forget a scale for weighing and a cash register.
Indoor pumpkin patch shared by community member Tenika B.
Indoor pumpkin patch shared by community member Julie H.
Accessories to add: Paint pumpkins on some small blocks. Add materials to this space so that kids can build their own pumpkin patch: pretend pumpkins, Small Hay Bales, Green and Brown Felt. Include Farm toys in your space this week. Print out some pumpkin patterns for your pattern blocks or create your own.
Add pre-carved fresh pumpkins to your sensory table. The children will enjoy exploring the insides of the pumpkins. Do experiments with pumpkins. Do they sink or float?. How about some Math ? How much do they weigh?, count how many seeds are inside.
Pumpkin Inspired Sensory Bin shared by community member Melissa W. Sink or Float Pumpkin experiment shared by community member Sheena W. Pumpkin Exploration from Amy A. of Aguilera's Family Daycare Pumpkin explorations shared by member Tenika B. Pumpkin Investigations from Pre-K Printable Fun
Learn more about voting! Have everyone design a pumpkin and hold a simple ballot box vote to decide the winner
Letter Tracing using the letter cards from the PKPF Pumpkin Pack shared by community member Cassandra S. Pumpkin Hammering using golf tees and rubber bands shared by community member Cheryl C. Pumpkin Patch Play Dough Mat-PKPF Fall Play Dough Mats