Thursday, October 13, 2011

P is for...

P is for Pumpkin!
A few more pumpkin activities.
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Cleaning out the pumpkin!  Ew!  Slimy! 
I'm experimenting with coloring the pumpkin seeds.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Penny Pumpkin Rubbings

Pumpkin Hands-On Math Chart
One can usually find erasers in 'large' quantities on clearance after holidays.  They can be used for various activities!  These erasers were from Target, after Halloween, 75 ct for less than a dollar.  Laminating the "bulletin board" decorations allow them to be used over and over in activities as you can use dry erase marker on them.  I like to use those little pumpkins to put up on a wall (in numerical order, 1 at the bottom at floor level-I'm pretty sure there is a picture in one of the past postings) so they can explore with nonstandard measurement of themselves and objects.

Pumpkin Patch Alphabet Match
K.'s quite capable of matching quite a few of the letters, however, this was a very busy "mat", since typically I break the upper-lower case letter matching activities into several sessions so "we" don't get tired of the activity.  But after she got some encouragement...she did well!

Playdough out again.  :-)  Have to take advantage of that lovely textured playdough!
1 C. flour
1/2 C. salt
1 tsp. oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 C. water
Kool-Aid packet in chosen color/scent
Mix together and cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly until dough begins to form a ball and comes off the sides of the pan.  Knead a bit as it cools.  Store in air tight container or wrap in plastic wrap.

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