Want a fun way to teach the alphabet? Or how about having fine motor practice with it? With our today’s activity, you can do both! Join us in smashing pumpkins while learning the alphabet in the ABC Pumpkin Smash!
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It is almost fall, so you are probably searching for fall-themed activities to keep your little ones busy. We have lots of engaging activities you can do at home here in My Pre-K Box, and one of them is the ABC Pumpkin Smash. Kids will enjoy and learn a lot in this two-in-one activity for letter recognition and fine motor development. So grab the materials and we’re all set for some smashing and baking!
Materials for the ABC Pumpkin Smash:
- Print & Go Pumpkin Alphabet Flashcards
- mixing bowl
- 26 large cotton balls or more
- orange food coloring or orange liquid watercolor paint
- green pipe cleaners
- black marker
- toy hammer
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Procedure for the ABC Pumpkin Smash:
Step 1 In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, water, and orange food coloring. You can also use orange liquid watercolor paint. Mix it well until the mixture is even.
Step 2 Cover the baking tray with foil. Then, dip the large cotton ball in the orange mixture. Use a spoon to twist and turn it until the whole cotton ball is entirely covered. Place it in the baking tray.
Step 3 Cut the green pipe cleaners into smaller pieces, then stick them in the orange-colored cotton balls. Repeat the previous step and this one until all 26 cotton balls are done!
Step 4 Place the tray with cotton balls inside the preheated oven. Bake it for an hour at 300 degrees. Let it cool, then write a letter on each pumpkin!
Step 5 Using the Pumpkin Alphabet Flash Cards, choose a random letter. Ask your little one to find the pumpkin with the same letter.
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Step 6 Now it’s time for some smashing! Once your preschooler found the pumpkin with the same letter as the flash card you picked, ask him to smash it using the toy hammer! Smash, smash, smash!
What will your preschooler learn from the ABC Pumpkin Smash?
The ABC Pumpkin Smash is a creative, hands-on fine motor practice for preschoolers! From mixing the ingredients, covering the cotton ball with the orange mixture, putting the green pipe cleaners, to picking up the pumpkin and smashing it with a toy hammer, their hand muscles will be moving quite a lot! It’s a great way to strengthen hand muscles that will help them in a lot of activities in Kindergarten. It also helps in practicing letter recognition!
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