Pumpkin patch play in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on October 5, 2010

in Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Physical Development, pumpkins, Shapes and Colors, The Value of Play

All it takes is a little imagination and suddenly you have your very own preschool pumpkin patch!

The children explored the pumpkin patch with a few orange pom-poms and green construction paper.

The children used clothespins to pick the pumpkins from their patch and then put them in their basket!

I thought it was interesting how the children used the clothespins as tweezers by squeezing pumpkins with the handle end of the clothespin.

When I saw them using the wrong end of the clothes pin, I almost started to correct this but then I saw that it was working. Either way, they were still getting a fine-motor skill work out!

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1 polwig October 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm

This would be great for my 2 year olds to play with their dexterity, will help with chopsticks too.

2 Centers and Circle Time October 8, 2010 at 12:44 am

I’m adding this to my “Fall is Fun” theme. Thanks for sharing!

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