P is for Pumpkins

27 09 2012

For the last 6 weeks or so, we have had the absolute privilege to have weekly preschool playdates with our good friends Ashley and Hazel. Each week we plan activities around a specific letter. This week we had an awesome time exploring the letter P. We have been working in alphabetical order, and P has hit at the perfect time. Fall has arrived here in Misawa, with the temperature dropping about 20 degrees in the last week. P is for pumpkin, and we themed almost all our activities around them.

Ashley started off our day by showing the girls how to draw P on the chalkboard. They did a lot of drawing, not so much that looked like a P.

 

Ashley had the brilliant idea of putting the items for each activities in numbered bags, then sending the girls on a number treasure hunt. First stop, shape Jack-o-lanterns!

The bags had circles, diamonds, triangles, squares, and rectangles. B chose her favorites to make this cute Jack-o-lantern.

We painted pumpkin ornaments and glittered up some pinecones (no pictures, as I was on glitter duty), and then it was time for snack. And boy, what a snack. We made mini pumpkin yogurt  pies! The girls did all the work themselves, and snack was delicious!

B stirred together vanilla yogurt, canned pumpkin, and cinnamon. She did it very neatly. Next it was time to spoon the yogurt into some graham cracker pie crusts. Spooning was slightly less tidy, but again, all independent. Finally, she dusted the top with fresh cinnamon. Delicious!

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27 09 2012
maxkathleen

Great photos! I love H’s hat and B’s Jack-O-Lantern face. Playing and learning if clearly delicious and fun!

27 09 2012
Ashley

Yay for P week! We love our preschool playdates! 🙂

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