Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkins-Sensory Play


Pumpkins are good for so many things.  We love to buy pie pumpkins and decorate the house with them.  But at some point, we decide it needs to be played with, cooked, and then eaten in the delicious form of pumpkin pie or a pumpkin spice latte.


Sensory play with pumpkins is always a hit.  It's ooey and gooey and has an interesting smell to it.  I give the kids a bowl to sort out the seeds, and when they're done, we wash the seeds and cook them in the oven (we cook them at 350 F tossed in a tiny bit of olive oil and salt until they are crisp-usually 15-20 minutes depending on their size, and stirring occasionally).


Once the seeds are cooked, we remove any of the remaining goop from the insides using a spoon or their fingers.  Replace the top, and cook!  See my post HERE if you've never cooked or pureed a pumpkin before.



What fun activities do you like to do with pumpkins?  

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