The Pumpkin Project from Growing in Pre K. Open a pumpkin, add soil & water & watch the seeds already inside the pumpkin grow. Also links to other activities to teach about & observe the pumpkin life cycle. Recommends reading the book "Pumpkin Jack" several times during this process. Add Soil, Ideas, Growing Pumpkin, Remember This, Science Projects, Gardens, Pumpkin Observation, Fall Porches, Pumpkin Life Cycle
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Kinder-pumpkins -- I think I'm going to have to round up some nieces and nephews and give this a try. Looks like lots of fun. It would be fun to add a "field trip" to the pumpkin patch beforehand for inspiration when drawing their pumpkins.
PUMPKIN BOOK PROJECTS - A CREATIVE WAY TO FOCUS ON CHARACTERS. Are you looking for a fun and festive book project for grades 1 through 5? The Pumpkin Book Project is ALWAYS an annual favorite in my classroom. Although it was designed to be used in October, the character trait pages that are included would be useful year-round.
I usually wait and buy most of my plants in May because I never know when to start my seeds indoors. This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoors.
STARTING: Tomato seeds do not require light to germinate. Tomato seedlings are ready for transplant after 6-8 weeks.