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 counting fun with your youngest turn-takers as they roll adice
and then model that quantity of balls from orange playdough. Position each
one on a patch of straw on your choice of numbered game board and then finish
off the players go by inserting a plain or written tendril stalk into the
top of each pumpkin ball and stamping a Jack 'O' Lantern face onto the surface
as play then continues onto the next pumpkin artist.
Deciding on a game play objective
Ideas could be:
Fill the 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 less formal activities.
Add seeds, twisty green craft stems and small world figures to
inspire the imagination.
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 activities.
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