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September 26, 2013

Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin (Pumpkin Hunt and Sorting Activity)

Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo was the perfect book to continue our pumpkin themed preschool activities this week. I found this idea from The Mailbox Magazine a couple years ago and was excited to revisit it again with my daughter.
Prior to reading the book, I cut out 10 round pumpkins and 10 lumpy pumpkins out of orange cardstock paper. I had a pattern from The Mailbox Magazine (Oct/Nov 2010 issue), but you could easily just draw out a pattern of a lumpy and round pumpkin yourself. I hid the pumpkins around my living room for her to find after we read the book.
After reading the book, I set my daughter loose on her pumpkin hunt in my living room.

After she found a pumpkin she put it in her purse. 

When she was done finding all of the pumpkins we got them out of her purse and counted them. Then I attached a round pumpkin and a lumpy pumpkin to the front of two tin buckets and my daughter sorted each pumpkin in the right container.

Such a fun preschool activity!!

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JDaniel4's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like so much fun! I will have to look for the book. I am going to share this post on the Read.Explore.Learn Facebook page today.