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Pumpkin Arrangement


Pumpkin Arrangement

[15 Minutes]

Decorate a pumpkin, learn about fall colors, and sing a fall song together.

You'll need:

• 1 medium pumpkin or several small ones • plate • ornamental materials in fall colors (yarn, ribbon, crepe paper streamers, lace, rick-rack, etc.) • tape

What to do:

  1. Place a pumpkin or several small ones on a plate.
  2. Provide trim materials in fall colors, such as orange, red, brown, yellow, gold, and black. Invite your child to decorate the pumpkin with the trim materials. Attach them with tape.
  3. Place the decorated pumpkin in the center of the table for a seasonal centerpiece.
  4. While decorating the pumpkin arrangement, sing this song with your child. (Tune: "Frere Jacques"):
    Here's my pumpkin, here's my pumpkin,
    On a plate, on a plate.
    Pretty decorations, see the fall colors.
    Centerpiece, centerpiece!

How to use:

Talk about the changes in the weather and the fall scenery. Examine the pumpkin, the size, the feel and texture.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What did we put on the pumpkin to make it look pretty?
  • Can you name the fall colors with me?
  • What fall colors do we see when we walk outside?
  • What time of the year do we see pumpkins?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop eye/hand coordination and language skills.

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