I am always looking for fun educational ways to
keep my sanity entertain my children.
Come the holiday season, I like to incorporate anything that relates, in this case pumpkins, into the lesson as well.
Last week we made felt pumpkins.
I only used one piece of orange felt and one peace of black felt. Which added up to a total of $0.50 for this project.
I free handed a few pumpkins and cut them out. Then, I cut out a few face spaces with the black felt.
We have used these pumpkins quite a few times.
We have created faces to talk about feelings and emotions.
We read Five Little Pumpkins, and then recreated the faces.
We have thrown them across the room.
I have fished felt pieces out of a baby's mouth. good times, good times.
We have used them to count and talk about colors.
I explained to the big kids in my house that they are in fact not lame, but loads of fun.
Overall it was a very simple project, a cheap project, and project that could be created out of materials you already have, and a very easy way to use pumpkins to teach.
Would you ever try something like this?
Does it seem like to much work?
Would your children find this fun or lame?