This week in Farm Class, students learned about Pumpkins! Did you know that a pumpkin is actually a berry? Pumpkins, watermelon, cucumber, and squash are all simple fruits, not only because of their seeds, but because of their tough, encapsulating skin and that they derive from a single flower. We discussed the anatomy of the pumpkin from top to bottom, inside and out - the stem, rind, ribs, belly button, vines, leaves, flower, guts, pulp, seed shell, and seed nut. Students from our two years old to our six year olds participated in a variety of pumpkin activities and fun! Children rolled pumpkins down a ramp to try to determine which size pumpkin rolled fastest, searched for pumpkins to count in a pumpkin sandbox full of corn, built pumpkins and gourds of different shapes and colors with LEGOS, and felt the texture of various pumpkins and gourds, some bumpy and others smooth, as well as the guts, pulp, and seeds. Children also used their senses of smell and touch to mold and create with their very own pumpkin play dough, which they each got to take with them for some more home play. All of our students really enjoyed learning all about pumpkins and experimenting and creating with them in different ways!
Pumpkin Play Dough Ingredients: Pumpkin Puree Corn Starch Pumpkin Spice Mix all into clay and play!
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