I put together lots of great TPT Pumpkin Freebies to share with you! But first- have you ever seen so many pumpkin flavored things in your life? I couldn't believe it when we went shopping this weekend.
This last one made me think of the cutest mini pumpkin pies that I saw at Greg Smedley's The Kindergarten Smorgasboard! He used vanilla pudding and pumpkin pie filling. Yum. How precious are these? He posted a picture of these on facebook, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head! So clever and fun for the kids.
This week's playdoh flavor in our room was, of course... pumpkin!
I have tried a lot of recipes- and I have two favorites. My tried and true oldie is:
Heat and stir:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups warm water
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Knead to combine all. Add food coloring and scents as you wish!
I also love this newer recipe using Bisquick.
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup salt
2 cups water
1 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 Tbsp oil
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes. Scrape and stir the bowl. Microwave for another 3 minutes. If it is not quite ready, microwave for another minute.
(I made a double batch and put it back in my microwave for one more minute, which worked perfectly.)
I added about half a jar of pumpkin pie spice and some orange food coloring. It actually looked just like pumpkin! Luckily, I got the pumpkin pie spice on sale- because that stuff is expensive!
I made a double batch, which gives me enough for one table of smiles.
To go along with our playdoh this season, Erin from Creating and Teaching made these perfect Pumpkin Counting Playdoh Mats! Thank you, Erin! How great are these?! I cannot wait to use them.
Well, grab a cup of pumpkin coffee, because I've got a lot of TPT Pumpkin Freebies to share with you. I like to know they are here in one spot, all sorted out, when I need them. I hope this helps you, too.
My friend, Sarah Burk, has a cute Pumpkin Craftivity that the kids will have a ball making! I am going to put out lots of different textured papers, tissue paper, shiny paper... and let them go crazy making their own beautiful pumpkin during Free Choice! I can't wait to see my pumpkin patch when they are done. It's fun (for both the kids and for me!) to have some activities the children can make completely by themselves.
Nerissa Reddick shared a great How a Pumpkin Grows writing activity.
This Pumpkin Roll, Color, Cover game from Young and Lively Kindergarten will be so much fun to use with a Pumpkin theme!
Kindergarten Lifestyle made a great Pumpkin Pals Letter and Number Concentration Game.
I really like this Pumpkin Emotions Poster and Memory Game by The Winged One. We've been working on adding details to pictures- and emotions are one of the details! This will be fun to show the kids!
The Eagle's Nest shared this Letter and Word Sort Activity.
-Inside & Outside Pumpkin Lesson & Craft
-Pumpkin Investigations Activity
-Pumpkin Life Cycle
-Pumpkin Jack Experiment
-Pumpkin Seed Estimation
Edna Wallace Lickety Split Lessons and Stuff shared these Pumpkin Power Four Free Literacy Centers. These are great!
Michelle Rist shared her Pumpkin Science and Math Book which would be perfect to use before you carve your pumpkin with your class!
I love these Pumpkin Number Rhymes from Deedee Wills!
Kid Sparkz has some cute Number Matching Cards.
This Pumpkin Subitizing Activity from Crazy Kids Learning would be perfect this time of year.
Lauren Thompson shared a Pumpkin Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture that I love!
Crystal McGinnis made a Pumpkin Number Ordering Activity and a recording sheet to practice writing numbers 0-20.
Chelsea Wiehl made a fun Pumpkin Number ID Ten Frame Center. The children clip a clothespin by he correct number.
Mrs. Heather shared a Pumpkin Counting Mini Book that would be lots of fun.
The Daily Alphabet shared this cute My Pumpkin Seed Counting Book.
Megan Groves made a cute Pumpkin Roll and Cover activity, a great math center.
Where is My Little Pumpkin by Virginia Olivelli's Little Language Learners is a great activity for learning postitional words.