After we visited several pumpkin patches and learned so much about pumpkins for almost two weeks, Kaelyn was dying to open up a pumpkin and take a look inside.
They were both so amazed looking Inside a Pumpkin! I absolutely loved watching both of their expressions and their reactions when they looked inside. Kaelyn wasn’t sure if there was anything at all. Although, we have done this in years passed, I know she will remember this years experience 🙂
At first neither of them were into it other than just looking inside the pumpkin. Kaelyn asked for a spoon to scoop out the inside, although I really wanted her to use her hands, I didn’t want to upset her. As you can see in the picture above that didn’t last very long! She had her hands in there pretty good 🙂 Kaidence on the other hand took a little longer.
This is a great sensory experiment for young kids, so I was so happy when Kaidence finally decided to check out the pumpkin texture! I don’t think it was her cup of tea, but I was very proud that she gave it a try.
I then decided to make Kaidence a little sensory bag of her own. This way she wouldn’t have to actually touch the gooey and slimy part of the pumpkin, which is what she was not liking. She absolutely Loved her little pumpkin bag and played with it so much that eventually it just popped 🙂
At the end of the experiment I had Kaelyn separate all the pumpkin fibrous strands and seeds. She placed all the seeds on a napkin so that we could use it to do a pumpkin seed tasting the next day.
Did your family do some Pumpkin Science Experiments this year?
Excellent experiment! We are looking forward to exploring ours today 🙂
Have fun!! The kids definitely enjoy it 🙂
We also put a little plastic cup inside of the empty pumpkin and made a little volcano (baking soda and vinagre). So.Much.Fun. U can also use the top of the pumpkin as a “stamper” (just dip in the paint). Pumpkins are awesome!
Great idea Sasha! I used to do the volcano experiment in my classroom just like that 🙂 I didn’t even think to use the pumpkin! Yes, I agree pumpkins are awesome! Thanks for stopping by!
* oops…vinegar 😀
Cassie @ 3Dinosaurs.com says
A great way to explore pumpkins!
We have this activity planned later this month too! Looks like lots of fun!