Pumpkin Soup Sensory Play

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Use an uncarved pumpkin for sensory play fun.  
Slice the top off a pumpkin. 
 
Loosen the meat and seeds of the pumpkin by scraping them off the sides, but leave them inside the pumpkin.  
Take the pumpkin outside and fill with water.  Add bowls and spoons.  
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My kids are wary of getting their hands dirty, but all were engrossed by this activity. 
They practiced gross motor skills by ladling, pouring, and carrying their soup.  
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Scientific observation
skills were developed by investigating the inside of a pumpkin by sight, touch, and smell.  
It fostered language development as we talked about the names of the pumpkin parts and described what they were doing.  
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And creativity was fostered as they extended the activity to include natural elements from around the yard.  
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Making pumpkin soup is a playful way to explore and learn more about pumpkins. This sensory activity appealed to my kids who don't usually like touching the inside of a pumpkin. 
 
This post is linked up to the Great Pumpkin Project, Weekly Kids' Co-OpIt's Playtime, TGIF & Here Comes Halloween.

4 comments:

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Right up my boy's alley! Thanks for posting!

Jaime JJ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my boys would love this. maybe next year! Pinning, jaime@FSPDT

Joyce said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh that is seriously fantastic! I absolutely love this idea. And I love how they added the pumpkin soup to natural things around them!

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is fabulous. We enjoyed digging through our pumpkins with our hands and getting messy. Next year we'll have to make pumpkin "soup"!

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