pumpkin fun

Learning with Pumpkins

Posted by: Rhonda October 25, 2022

Young children learn best when all their senses are engaged. In autumn, the seasonal and sensory exploration offered by a pumpkin is hard to beat. From the thrill of scooping out the stringy innards to the crunch of roasted seeds, each experience is a memorable learning opportunity.

Another great way to extend children’s learning is through singing and movement—especially it if directly relates to familiar experiences. Right now the “Pumpkin Song” is back at the top of the hit list in our center:

Scoop out the inside of a pumpkin
Make a mouth, a nose, and two bright eyes.
Put a light inside your pumpkin,
Then you’ll have a jack-o-lantern surprise!

Listen, and learn it here!