Plenty of Pumpkin Fun for Kids (Love to Learn Linky #14)

One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkins! They are so cute and come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures I…

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One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkins! They are so cute and come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures I can’t help but want to hold them all (I know, kind of silly… :). Yesterday we shared our Sensory Pumpkin which was a big hit! Today we have a whole bunch of simple and fun pumpkin ideas for you and your kid’s to enjoy. Also found in today’s post is the Love to Learn Linky for my blogger friends to share what fun they have been up to. Thanks for joining us, let’s get started πŸ™‚
Pumpkin Science Soup
An easy science activity for kids. Find out if your pumpkins sink or float. 

Supplies:
Large bowl or pot full of water
Large spoons
Pumpkins and other ingredients you have on hand. We used:
  • Pumpkins of varying sizes
  • Grapefruit
  • Bell peppers
  • Dried corn
  • Oranges
  • Leaves
Directions:
1.   Gather supplies. We gathered our pumpkins, things from the fridge and pantry, and some nature finds from the backyard. The perfect ingredients for any soup, right? πŸ™‚ 

2.  Let kids explore each item, then put it in the pot. It was fun guessing if the item was going to sink or float.  I brought out our chalkboard to keep track of our findings. The surprising thing was our smallest item sank, and our largest item floated. Actually, most of our items floated. The kids liked pushing our floating items to the bottom of our pot and watching them rise to the top.

Eventually Mr. Tickles put our little bowls in the water. It was fun watching him gently place them on top of the water, or push them down to fill them with water and make them sink.  

Once we had all our soup ingredients in the pot, we used our spoons to catch the ingredients for some great motor skills practice. Eventually water started flying and we ended up having a fun water fight bringing our Pumpkin Soup Science activity to an end. 


Plenty More Pumpkin Ideas featured at the 
Love to Learn Linky #14

Pumpkin Fine Motor Activity by My Nearest and Dearest
Gourd Bowling by Kitchen Floor Crafts
Halloween Math Games: Counting with Ghosts by Where Imagination Grows

Potato Pumpkin Painting by Krafts and Kiddos
Stained Glass Art Activity by Mosswood Connections
Paper Fan Pumpkin Decorations by Our Little House in the Country
Melted Crayon Pumpkin by Krafts and Kiddos

Thanks so much to all of you who shared at the party last week. I always love seeing what everyone is making and learning!

Even More Pumpkin Ideas from the 
Love to Learn Linky Hostesses:
Fun Pumpkin Learning Activities  from One Time Through
Spooky Science Activities by Left Brain Craft Brain
Pumpkin Painting & Decorating for Toddlers by Totschooling
Create a Sensory Pumpkin by A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Love to Learn Linky #14

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Now it’s time for some more links! Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place. Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…).

The Love to Learn Linky is hosted by:

Left Brain Craft BrainLeft 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.

 photo 86dc3214-616a-44fc-919e-39cbe9235c1b_zps229eaa2a.jpgTotschooling (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.

One Time Through Logo Button photo onetimethrough-button_zps6d59d16e.pngOne 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.

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.

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14 comments

  1. Such a fun and easy way to introduce science concepts to your littles! Thanks for linking up @ Saturday Science πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you so much for linking this post up to The Sunday Showcase! What great pumpkin activities!

    1. Hi Lauren, I am so glad you came to party and thanks so much for the Pin, I appreciate it. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Susen, Thanks so much, so glad you stopped by! πŸ™‚

  3. Simple activity – but clearly FUN! We just bought some mini-gourds last week for decoration. I think we'll give this a try with them. The last time we did sink and float was in the summer. It'll be interesting to see if my son's predictions are any better! Great job Katie! Best, Sue

    1. Hi Sue, you are so sweet! Our predictions where all wrong, but it made the activity even more exciting! I hope you and Onetime enjoy. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Shelah, It was really fun sitting back and watching them enjoy each other and our activity. Thanks for visiting and linking up!

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