We started the week with Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The students have been learning about Characters, Setting, and Main Ideas of stories so I created a fun activity with Spookley to go along with their learning. We made a class pumpkin patch and they wrote about the story on the leaves and glued everything together to make a pumpkin vine.
I started out by reading a little from the "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?" then had them make predictions on how many seeds might be inside their pumpkins. We used 3 different sizes to see if there are more seeds in the biggest pumpkin. We ended up with the smallest holding the most, 455!
We wanted to know if it will Sink or Float?
How many Ribs?
How many seeds? Slimy!!
Time to Count! I had them use small Dixie cups to count the tens, then they exchanged 10 Dixie cups for a Styrofoam hundreds cup.
Our 1st Grade Character Pumpkins!! They are soooo AWESOME!
We had a blast!! Click the link below if you are interested in our Spookley activity and more!