We made paper plate pumpkin pies in preschool

We made paper plate pumpkin pies in preschool

Today, our whole classroom smelled like pumpkin spice as the children made their own paper plate “pumpkin pies!” It was wonderful…

The children started by painting their white paper plates with orange paint.  I mixed a little glue in the paint to make it a little sticky but not much glue really…

After the children painted on the orange paint, then they sprinkled some pumpkin spice on their paint…

I didn’t limit how much pumpkin spice they could use – I bought plenty so they could have some fun with it.  Some of the children sprinkled on just a little and decided they were done but others really went to town and added a lot of pumpkin spice…

We made apple pies last year using red paint and cinnamon (thanks to Kristin over at Preschool Daze) so this year, I thought it would be fun to change it up and make pumpkin pies instead…

It made our room smell delicious!

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12 Comments

  • Brenna Posted October 19, 2011 6:33 am

    A great idea for Thanksgiving week and a theme about family traditions.

  • Melissa Posted October 19, 2011 6:54 am

    Hmmm wonder about adding crushed graham cracker to it too… for the “crust”….

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 19, 2011 7:00 am

    Super cute idea Melissa!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 19, 2011 7:01 am

    Yes – this could be adapted in many ways and for lots of occasions!

  • kristin @preschool daze Posted October 19, 2011 7:40 am

    yeah, i’ll be adding this into our plans soon too!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 19, 2011 7:52 am

    Haha – well you pretty much thought of it!

  • Joan Posted October 19, 2011 8:00 am

    Hi Deborah,

    Love getting these great ideas each morning before I head off to school!
    Great add-ons for the pumpkin pie are brown construction paper strips to glue “lattice” on top of the pie – then add a few marshmallows (white cotton balls or pompoms!) YUM! Looks good enough to eat!

  • Jill Posted October 19, 2011 8:17 am

    we made those on Tuesday! Ours are a little different but yet the same outcome! 😉

  • andiejaye Posted October 19, 2011 11:52 am

    i bet this smells yummy!! i love projects that employ the use of multiple senses… i think it just helps to get them further into the activity!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 19, 2011 2:54 pm

    I love adding other senses too!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted October 19, 2011 2:54 pm

    Great minds think alike Jill!

  • Kristina Posted October 19, 2011 5:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pumpkin pies over at our link up. 🙂 I totally have a kid at my house who would be dumping the entire container of cinnamon on top! Such a fun process! Thanks again!

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