We did this at school today!
A few years ago, I decided to carve a pumpkin with kindergarteners and I look forward to it every year. I teach at a school with kids who live in poverty, are transient, and have few early childhood experiences. Some of my kids had carved a pumpkin before today. Many had never seen or touched a pumpkin.
Other than checking out the guts of a pumpkin, we had a fun day. The reactions to this pan of goop were hilarious!
After a day of keeping kids nailed to the floors and off my ceiling, I spent a couple of hours doing this……substitute plans. I’m out of here for the next 2 days and the weekend!
And as soon as we come back, I have big plans for the house. The pumpkins are going upstairs and the trees are coming down. Can. Not. Wait.