Monday, November 13, 2017

Paper Bag Pumpkins | PreK Craft

It's finally starting to feel like Fall here in Texas.  Finally.

This week we started our fall lesson.  We discussed the changes in the weather, used pinecones and pumpkin seeds in our sensory bin, and spent more time outside.

We also discussed pumpkins, because what's Fall without pumpkins?

We were able to go outside and dissect our pumpkin.  The children were able to use their senses to explore the pumpkin.






Getting an extreme close-up of the pumpkin.


Pumpkin guts & stuff.


We also made our own pumpkin patch out of paper bags.

Our cute little pumpkin patch.
I would highly recommend covering your tables in brown paper or newspaper.  Clean up is so easy.









What you will need:

- orange paint  & paint brushes
- newspaper or in my case we used pages from a phone book
- green pipe cleaners
- paper bags



Directions: 

01.  Crumble the newspaper and place in the bottom of the paper bag.

02.  Gather the top of the bag to make a stem and tie it with the pipe cleaner.



03.  Then I encouraged the children to color the bottom of the bag orange.  




04.  You can paint the top of the bag (the stem area) brown but the bag was brown so I didn't see a point.  Also, you can have the children add a face once the paint dries. 


It was a simple and easy craft for the children to do.  I highly recommend it. 






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