A Pumpkin Kind of Day
This week in preschool, the children explored pumpkins! We started off by creating our own pumpkin patch in the garden, using lots of different sized pumpkins. The children came dressed in autumn colours and all took it in turns to take a picture in front of the pumpkin patch! After taking their photos, the children picked their own pumpkins and took it over to the scales to weigh them. One of the children said “This pumpkin is so heavy!” Another child said “I think my one will be light”. The children liked comparing the different sized pumpkins and talked about the different colours of the pumpkins. Preschool then opened their own café in the garden, selling pumpkin spiced lattes to their friends. The children took it in turns to serve at the till and make the drinks (using sand). They enjoyed asking their friends to pay and giving them change. The children really enjoyed it, so we decided to bring it in and continue the role play in our home corner!
We extended our activity by making our own pumpkin spiced lattes (pumpkin milkshakes) for tea! The children mixed together pumpkin puree, milk, cinnamon and vanilla to create their drink! One of the children said “I have cinnamon in my babychino too!”. They enjoyed watching the milk turn from white to orange and said that the drink smelt nice! The children all tried the pumpkin spiced lattes and some said that it was yummy!
To further extend, we created our own pumpkins, using an apple cut in half. The children used their motor skills to dip the apple in orange paint and stamp it on their paper! The children then painted in their own stalks, using a paintbrush. The children all said “It’s a pumpkin!” The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about pumpkins and continued asking questions such as “what animals like to eat pumpkins?”, so we decided to research about pumpkins on the touch and tilt. Well done preschool!