Halloween is in our midst and so is fall. That means that there are pumpkins everywhere!
Learning with pumpkins can be so much fun. Here is a simple way to teach your child to identify uppercase and lowercase letters using pumpkins.
* One empty envelope
* 24 4x6 cards (or pieces of papers cut up into 24 four by six sized paper)
* One Marker (any color)
* One piece of tape
* One large pumpkin.
(Watch video below for demonstration)
Step 1: Write the uppercase and lowercase letters on 4x6 cards (see video below for example)
Step 2: With your child, draw a pumpkin face on one side of the pumpkin using a marker.
Step 3: Tape one envelope to the back of the pumpkin (the opposite side that the face is on).
Step 4: Ask your child to sit in front of the pumpkin, facing the pumpkin face.
Step 5: Come up with a name for the pumpkin together.
Step 6: The adult should pick one of the alphabet cards and place either the uppercase side or the lowercase side in the envelope (see video below for example).
Step 7: Repeat the following poem with your child:
Child: "Pumpkin (name of pumpkin), Pumpkin (name of pumpkin) what letter did you have for a snack?"
Adult: "My name is Pumpkin (name of pumpkin) and I had"
Child: "letter ___ for a snack!"
Step 8: Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all of the alphabet (both uppercase and lowercase).