Pumpkin Shapes

(4 ratings )
Preschool Math Activities: Pumpkin Shapes

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Carving knife
  • Big bowl
  • Plastic spoon
  • Permanent marker
  • Piece of paper
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Get your child to list shapes. Help her draw the shapes she calls out on a piece of paper with the pencil. These shapes will be the basis for the Jack-o-lantern, so discuss and let her pick which shapes she would like to use for her pumpkin's eyes, nose, and mouth.
  2. Using the permanent marker, help your child draw these shapes on the pumpkin.
  3. Carve the pumpkin for her. Have her point out the various shapes as you cut them out.
  4. Let her scoop out the pulp with the spoon or her hands and place it into the bowl.
  5. How many pumpkin seeds did she scoop out? For added maths practise, have her wash them and count. Listen to her count and assist as needed. When she's done, use a favorite recipe and bake the seeds for a nutritional treat.

When you're finished, place a candle inside and watch the Jack-o-lantern "glow" with pride!

Add to collection

Create new collection

Create new collection

How likely are you to recommend to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely

What could we do to improve

Please note: Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of our website for account-specific questions or issues.

What would make you love

What is your favorite part about