April 24, 2014
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Pumpkin Exploring
You'll need:
pumpkin,large bowl or pan,paper,crayons

Directions:
Have a large pumpkin put in a large bowl or pan. Cut off the top, and enough area to allow arms and hands to reach in. Have the child reach in and feel all the different textures, let them pull out the seeds and feel the pulp. Discuss the different senses that they are experiencing. Wash hand and go to a table. Give the child a large piece of paper with a pumpkin drawn on one side. Have them draw in the things that they saw, and have them color the pumpkin. On the other side of the paper draw lines across. Have the child describe what they sensed. "It was squishy.","The seeds were hard.","It smelled funny", and so on.... (If the child has trouble describing, you can help by asking questions such as: "How did it smell?",,"What did the inside feel like?", "What were the seeds like?"