If you were ever wondering how many different ways you can use a pumpkin in an educational setting, the past couple weeks at Mainspring could give you an idea; the highlight of all of these being the culmination of making a Jack O’ Lantern. Using such a universally iconic representation of the season, our teachers did a wonderful job incorporating pumpkins in to their recent lesson plans. Here are some of the ways pumpkins were used in the different classrooms
- Dewdrops dipped whole small pumpkins in paint then rolled them across long sheets of paper to see what shapes they make.
- Honeybees talked about different colored gourds then made their own using varying colors of tissue paper.
- Songbirds spent time scooping out seeds and chronicling the feel, smell and taste after they baked them.
- Shining Stars took to clay and sculpted and painted their own, exemplifying that each pumpkin is different and unique