Welcome back to another week of the Love to Learn Linky! This week we are featuring some fantastic ways for preschoolers to learn using PUMPKINS! (or Mini-Pumpkins!)
Believe it or not, I had never been to a pumpkin patch until this past week. It’s always been on my to-do list, but just hadn’t happened.
Last Sunday was sunny, and warm and my family decided to go apple picking. When we arrived at the orchard, we discovered there was also a pick-your-own pumpkin field. This was the time! And Onetime was excited (can you tell?)!
Aside from lots of picture-taking, we had a terrific hour wandering around the fields looking for just the right pumpkins. We picked a tall, skinny one for Daddy and a short, plump one for me, and Onetime found a tiny cute one for him! Just perfect!
We also took some time to look at this informative pumpkin life cycle board together. It was neat to see that some pumpkin vines were still flowering even while there were huge pumpkins in the field at the same time.
Long story short, we haven’t carved our pumpkins up quite yet, but I did find some awesome learning activities to try with them right here on the Love to Learn Linky last week. Check them out!
Mom Inspired Life has a great post on Measuring Pumpkins with preschoolers.
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds has a large roundup of fun and educational Pumpkin Activities.
I LOVE this list of fun and educational things to do with Mini-Pumpkins from Spark and Pook – especially the pumpkin sorting and patterning activities.
Left Brain Craft Brain has a roundup of Pumpkin-Themed Science activities!
Planet Smartypants has another roundup of Ways to Learn with Pumpkins including a fun Pumpkin Geoboard activity!
Here’s a hands-on Pumpkin Sensory play idea from My Nearest and Dearest.
Check out this simple Pumpkin Memory Numbers Game from Stella 123.
Gift of Curiosity has some fun FREE Pumpkin Do-a-Dot Printables.
That’s it for this week. Hope you found some inspiring ideas to get you out to the Pumpkin Patch with your child! And thanks again to all the fabulous bloggers who keep linking up and sharing their wonderful ideas.
If you’re looking for even more early reading ideas for preschoolers – be sure to check out our Autumn Crafts and Activities Pinterest board at: Follow One Time Through’s board Autumn Activities and Crafts on Pinterest.
And remember to check out the other features this week from my fabulous co-hosts:
Left Brain Craft Brain – Monstrous List of Monster Activities
A Little Pinch of Perfect – Not So Scary Halloween Ideas
Totschooling – 15 Fall Math Activities for Preschoolers
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Left Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.
Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.
A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.
One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity.
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