Pumpkin Projects

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Still have pumpkins lying around? Not sure what to do with them? Put those pumpkins to use with the following activities for your homeschool classroom:

  • Geometry: If your pumpkins are uncarved, carve them using geometry! Have your child carve different geometric shapes like parallelograms and triangles (with your help of course). You can even use protractors and rulers to create these shapes with specific angles and dimensions.
  • Biology: Have your child identify all of the different parts of the pumpkin and explain what their purpose is. Where is the stem? What is the purpose of the seeds? Ask them to take a guess about why a pumpkin looks the way it does and how all of its parts make it what it is. If you want, you could even jump into a discussion about photosynthesis or other plant related topics.
  • Take it to the kitchen: Have your child make pumpkin bread, or any other pumpkin recipe! This can be made into a challenge by changing measurements around a bit. You can double the recipe and have your child do the math to figure out how much of each ingredient they will need. You could also limit them to using the smallest measuring cups so that they have to figure out how many of the smaller cups they need to make the right amount.

What are you doing with your leftover pumpkins? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to check out our math and science subjects on SDAccelerate and sign up now for our six months free promo!