Today I would like to share with you a fun way to learn with a pumpkin. Big Red actually picked this pumpkin from our very own garden a few weeks ago. He brought it in all by himself. Since this was technically HIS pumpkin that he plans on making soup with I decided we should do something that was educational but not damaging to the pumpkin!
We decided a pumpkin weighing activity would be just the thing. Before we went to weigh the pumpkin we all decided to guess the weight to see who was the closest. Each member of the family except Lil’ Red made a guess before we weighed Big Red’s pumpkin.
Dad guessed: 8 pounds
Mom guessed: 4.5 pounds
Eldest guessed: 15 pounds
Princess guessed: 10 pounds
Big Red guessed: 1,000 pounds
The pumpkin was too light for the scale to read so Big Red had to stand on the scale with the pumpkin. Then he stood on the scale without the pumpkin to get his weight. Then daddy figured out the difference of the two weights so we could determine what the pumpkin was. Dad determined that our pumpkin weighed: 6 pounds!
This month’s Kindergarten Unit study blog hop is here again! We are featuring posts all about Pumpkins and Thanksgiving. Be sure to visit all the posts listed below to have all sorts of fun activities to do with your child or classroom!
Art – Pumpkin Spice Paint by Creative World of Varya
Fine Motor Pumpkin Fine Motor Play by Adventures of Adam
Free printables Halloween Connect the Dots Worksheets by The Resourceful Mama
Math – Pumpkin gross motor number line by P is for preschooler
Reading – Great Thanksgiving Picture Books by Local Busy Bees
Science- Fantastic Kindergarten Science Experiment with Pumpkin by Thriving STEM
Story extension – “Ox-Cart Man” Storytelling Basket with Free Template by Books and Giggles
Heather H says
What a fun estimating activity! We’ll have to do this with our (store-bought) pumpkin this weekend. Thanks for organizing the blog hop, Thaleia!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
He must be so proud of his very own pumpkin! I love how he thought it would be 1000 pounds, lol!
We tried growing pumpkins a couple years ago and did not have much luck. Love his guess! Thank you for organizing the hop.
What a lovely introduction to subtraction! Congratulations to Big Red and his pumpkin!
I love the idea of weighing pumpkins but I’ll have to borrow a scale since we don’t own one. Looks like an activity for grammy and grandpa’s house!
Too funny. We don’t either and went to Grandma’s house to use hers, lol.
These grew from seeds in our compost pile, lol.
Great activity! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on the MM Pinterest Board ! Have a great week!
What a great guessing game for Halloween!!
Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky
Something Crunchy Mummy says
What a great game! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx