Thursday, October 16, 2008

15 Minutes : Play It : Pumpkin Seed Hide 'n Seek

This activity is great for preschoolers and young school children. They are able to imagine and identify objects that they are touching, but not seeing. Pour 2-3 cups of pumpkin seeds into a paper bag. Collect about 10 small items, such as marbles, buttons, closed safety pins, hairclips, rubber bands, paper clips, etc., and put them into the bag as well. Ask your child to find all the items just by feeling. Before she pulls one out, ask her if she knows what it is without looking.

Variation: Put a combination of pumpkin seeds and dry beans into a bowl and see if your child can separate them with her eyes closed.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oooo - I just LOVE this idea!! I'll be hanging on to those pumpkin seeds when we carve our pumpkin JUST so I try this!