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5 Fun Pumpkin Lessons For Kids
Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

5 Fun Pumpkin Lessons For Kids

Pumpkins are arguably the most iconic symbol of the Fall season.  Even better, pumpkins are widely available in stores and homes.  They are awesome when used in decor, recipes and halloween carving fun.  This makes them a perfect object to incorporate into our lessons.  Continue reading below for 5 fun pumpkin lessons for kids! 1. Scientific Procedure First things first, if you have an untouched pumpkin, then you have the perfect object for a scientific investigation.  Students can be introduced to the idea of a hypothesis in which they can take guesses as to what is inside the pumpkin.  For example: “I think the pumpkin will have seeds inside of it, because most things that grow fromContinue reading

Science, Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Fall Inspired Science Lessons

  Each new season brings about features that are perfect for scientific investigation and inquiry.  Fall is no exception. Here are some fall inspired science lessons that will have your students summoning the scientific process like pros! Life Cycles Use pumpkins (or another Fall fruit/plant) as a way to talk about a plant’s life cycle!  First, discuss the journey of a seed, germination, sprouting and more!  Here are some diagram ideas that students can create: After much discussion, have your students see a plant come to life before their eyes!  Open a pumpkin, leave the seeds inside, add soil and water.  Have students track the plant’s growth and keep a journal with their observations. Science Investigators PartContinue reading

Reading, Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Ideas for Fall Language Activities

There is so much to be described in the Fall season, which means it naturally lends itself to many language activities.  Students can engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall features.  Take a look at the following Fall language activities that link back to curriculum.  Most of these activities can be tweaked to apply to a variety of grades and difficulty levels.       Reading For Meaning Speaking & Writing – Word Choice There are so many special experiences to be had in the Fall season, so it works perfectly to have students practice expanding their word choice and descriptions. Check out the following ideas: Writing – Classifying Ideas Paragraph Writing WhatContinue reading

Math, Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Fun Fall Math Activities

Students learn best when they can connect what they are learning to their real life.  So, I’ve compiled a list of ways to connect the serene fall season to your math curriculum, in order to engage your students and get them excited to learn.  Many of these lessons can be adapted in their difficulty level in order to be suitable for various grades.  Take a look at these fun fall math activities.     Measurement Here is a great way to get students measuring with pumpkins!  What I love about this activity is that it has students estimating first, and then measuring using a variety of units. Geometry Here are some creative ways to incorporate your geometryContinue reading

Art, Cross-Curricular Connections, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

8 Wonderful Fall Art Activities

Fall is such an aesthetically beautiful season.  The changing colors, the cool winds that rustle the leaves and the harvesting of pumpkins and apples are among the joys of Autumn.  This is what makes Fall the perfect inspiration for some art activities.  It’s a great opportunity to present elements such as color, texture, line and shape.  Take a look at my favorite fall art activities below:   1. Yarn Trees   Doesn’t this look fantastic?  It’s a great activity if you want your students to do art work that goes beyond the typical 2-dimensions.  This yarn tree will literally pop out of the canvas and attract onlookers’ eyes.  You could use this activity to discussContinue reading