Pumpkin Math: Learn Shapes While Carving
Children love going to the pumpkin patch and choosing their own pumpkin for the fall season. Getting to carve the pumpkin and make faces in it is tons of fun for them, but did you know this time-old tradition could be used to help improve their math skills as well?
This fall, let your child practice the important skill of shape recognition with her familiar autumn friend, the pumpkin! In this activity, your child will work on this skill by identifying, drawing, and carving geometric shapes out of a Jack-O-Lantern face. This is a great visual and tactile activity for young kids and can even help them develop their fine motor skills as they scoop the seeds of the pumpkin out. So go on and let your child learn while having an ooey-gooey time!
What You Need:
- Carving knife
- Big bowl
- Plastic spoon
- Permanent marker
- Piece of paper