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 to teach advanced math skills using pumpkins.
* Two pumpkins (Or More)
* Measuring Tape
* One Marker (any color)
* Two 3x5 Cards (Or Small pieces of paper)
* An area safe for your child to run in
(See Video for demonstration.)
Step 1: Help your child measure the pumpkins with the measuring tape.
Step 2: Write the letter "B" on one 3x5 card and the letter "L" on the other one.
Step 3: Write the height (in inches) of the big pumpkin next to the letter "B".
Step 4: Write the height (in inches) of the Little pumpkin next to the letter "L".
Step 5: Place the pumpkins on opposite sides of the room (if you are using more than two pumpkins, place each pumpkin in a different area of the room).
Step 6: Show your child one of the 3x5 cards. Can they identify the letter on the card?
Step 7: Have the child run to you to get the card, then run to the pumpkin that letter identifies ("L" card goes on the "little" pumpkin).
Step 8: Repeat the activity with the other cards.
Step 9: Repeat the activity with the numbers on the cards. Can you child identify the numbers and match the numbers to the right pumpkin?
Step 10: Repeat activity with different movements!
1. Run to the Pumpkin
2. Jump to the Pumpkin
3. Crawl to the Pumpkin
4. Hop to the Pumpkin
5. Roll to the Pumpkin