Read pumpkin mini book and poem.
Math/Art - Paper Mache Pumpkins!
We aren't going to do very much math today because this activity is mostly preparation for next week's math activities. Today Lily and I are going to attempt to make two or three different sized paper mache pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns. This will only be the beginning of the project as it will probably take a few days to let it dry and then paint it.
For the pumpkins,
1. Blow up a couple of balloons into different sizes. (Blow one up all the way, one up about half way, and so on.)
2. Mix 1 part flour with 2 parts water for the paste.
3. Cut newspaper into strips (shorter strips work best for the curves on the balloons).
4. Paste strips around balloon forming a "bowl" shape.
Tip-cover work surface with lots of extra newspaper or plastic, use old t-shirts to cover goood clothes!
We will use this project next week for our capacity/volume math activities.
If you don't want to give up math for today you can have your child use a paperclip chain to measure the strips of paper. They can also arrange different strips of paper in order from tallest to shortest, or practice counting strips of paper.