Exploring a pumpkin
From the Infant Toddler Room (6weeks – 24 months):
It was a Tuesday afternoon, and we were going to explore the pumpkin we had in the classroom. First, newspapers were put on the floor, and then came the pumpkin with the lid cut so that the children could see inside. As the children finished with lunch, one by one they came over. We cut the lid off and I pulled out the some of the guts and seeds, having the change to feel it if they wanted, to let them explore it on their own. Some of the children just wanted to take out the seeds, by using a pincher grasp not wanting to touch the slimy stuff that was part of the pumpkin. As some touched the outside, we talked about how cool, and bumpy the texture was, and the color orange. We also had printed words to a pumpkin song on the white board to sing if we chose too.