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Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Topic:

Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth

Content:

Science

Area:

Language

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

camera
chart paper
glue



Instructions:

1. Check the area around your school to see if there is a pumpkin patch for
the children to visit. Alternatives are apple orchards or sunflower
gardens. In urban areas, visit a market that sells pumpkins.
2. Invite parents to come and help their children pick out pumpkins.
3. Upon arrival, gather the children and talk to them about how pumpkins
grow, how long it takes to grow a pumpkin, and how pumpkin crops are
irrigated and fertilized.
4. Pumpkin Patch Rule: Children can only pick pumpkins they can carry
themselves.
5. Bring a camera and take a picture of each child standing next to his
pumpkin. Take group shots as well.
6. Back at school, brainstorm with the entire group about what they saw,
felt, and smelled at the pumpkin patch. Write down what the children say
on chart paper.
7. Glue the photos of the children and their pumpkins to chart paper.
8. Take everyone’s stories and bind them into a book.


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