This past week my students had a blast learning about pumpkins! We did many activities with pumpkins and gourds throughout the week. Here are just some of the things we did this week...
First, I sent home a note asking parents to donate pumpkins and gourds to our classroom if they would like. I ended up getting many donated!
I picked the biggest pumpkin we got donated and used it as our "Class Pumpkin." With our class pumpkin we did many whole-group estimating and measuring activities with our pumpkin.
We measured the circumference of our pumpkin.
We measured how many cubes tall our pumpkin was.
Then, we measured how many inches tall our pumpkin was.
Finally, we weighed our pumpkin.
We also used this anchor chart to add words that describe a pumpkin. It was an intro into a lesson about Adjectives.
We made these fun pumpkin glyphs! The students followed the directions to make their own pumpkin glyph. Then, as a class we used the clues the students used to make their pumpkins to guess whose pumpkin was whose.
Finally, on Friday I set out 9 different pumpkin centers. Each center had a different pumpkin or gourd activity. My students absolutley loved doing these pumpkin centers!
Center 1: The students glued the pictures in order to show the life cycle of a pumpkin.
Center 2: The students used the stamps to make different patterns.
Center 3: The students used the magnifying glasses to observe the pumpkins and gourds up close. I even opened one of the pumpkins up so the students could see inside.
Center 4: The students used cubes to measure the height of three different pumpkins.
Center 5: The students measured how many pumpkins tall they were.
Center 6: The students drew and ordered pumpkins.
Center 7: The students tested whether the pumpkins and gourds would sink or float.
Center 8: The students got to draw and paint their own pumpkin.
Center 9: The students weighed three different pumpkins with cubes.
Click HERE to download my Pumpkin Centers and Activities packet from my TpT store that has all these activities in it!