I am always trying to find new things to do each year. This year it was pumpkins. What could I do that I had not yet tried?! I decided upon painting a pumpkin with chalkboard paint. I think I did not buy the best chalkboard paint. However, I went for it. I loved how into the pumpkin they got. Each day last week tons of kids were into drawing on this black pumpkin. It turned out to be lots of fun and it was an activity the class waited in line for! So I say try it if you just need one more fun thing with pumpkins like I did.
My old stand by favorite activity with pumpkins is to hammer gold tees into it. I love watching how excited the kids get with this. We had 2 different types of hammers. I had some made of dowels that my husband made, and then I had the yellow plastic ones from Lakeshore. The youngest kids in my class began singing the tune from Bob the builder and it was adorable! One little guy would say, "Can we fix it?" And the whole class sang back, "YES... We can!" It was cute. I hope the pumpkins last through the week. They were very into this and it kept 4 kids very busy. If you have never tried this before...head out and get a few golf tees from the sporting isle at Target and get this station going. Kids love this! It is great fine motor!