A pumpkin patch playdough
game that enables players to celebrate the autumn, fall, harvest
time and Halloween all whilst getting to know numbers!
Have lots of fun counting these seasonal fruits with your youngest turn-takers
as they roll a dice and then model that quantity of pumpkin balls from orange
playdough. Position each on a patch of straw on the numbered game board you
chose and then finish off by inserting a plain or written tendril stalk into
the top of each pumpkin ball, stamp a Jack 'O' Lantern face into the surface
as play continues onto the next pumpkin artist!
Deciding on a game play objective
Ideas could be:
game board with 10 or 20 pumpkins
Fill the game board then play in reverse to empty it
Use a number of throws on the dice to ask the question 'How many ..'
playdough recipe or Play-Doh on amazon.co.uk
Early years mathematics
work with division by exploring how the mound of playdough a player receives
at the start of the game can be separated into the quantity needed to fill
the playing board. Use knives, scissors and a rope or sausage rolling technique
to divide the dough into roughly equal parts.
Use the laminated surface of your printables with chalk pens or white board
markers, helping preschool children to develop their mathematical skills by
creating number formations for matching, sorting, ordering, labeling and counting
the pumpkins as they're made.
pumpkin patch printable is nice for role play and lessformal activities.
Add seeds, twisty green craft stems and small world figures to inspire
Making the pumpkin playdoughstampers
|Gather together a selection of pumpkin themed craft buttons, corks, and a sharp knife.
Push the tip of the knife down into the top of a cork, making a small incision
that the button shank can be pushed into. Buttons are held firmly in place
by the elasticity of cork which means that unless gluing is required for safety,
the buttons can be swapped out at any time and the corks repurposed for other
Pumpkin themed activities
spice playdough recipe
playdough shape sorting
5 orange pumpkins counting rhyme on silkysteps.com
How many seeds in a pumpkin and Five little pumpkins counting book on amazon.co.uk