Pumpkin Still Life Painting

Today was a big day for the preschool. As the leaves start changing colours we decided to take a walk in a different direction. We went to the local market and bought some different mini pumpkins and squash. 

The first step to exploring the pumpkins was simply to paint them as a still life. The children always amaze me at how good they are at observing and drawing what they see. We compared them and talked about similarities and differences as well. 

Five Pink Jellyfish

The children love this silly finger rhyme. It’s great for transitions because it requires no materials. The children like the sound effects and the drama. Use one hand like a dish and pretend to swish around water in it. Use the other hand as the jellyfish. 

Five pink jellyfish, five pink jellyfish, five pink jellyfish in my dish! But one fell out. Awwwe. 

Four pink jellyfish, four pink jellyfish, four pink jellyfish in my dish! But another one fell out. Awwwwe. 

Repeat until you get to none. 

… But wait, listen! Blub blub blub SPLASH! YAY (clapping). 

One pink jellyfish, one pink jellyfish, one pink jellyfish in my dish. 

…But wait, what’s that? Blub blub blub SPLASH! YAY (clapping). 

Repeat until you get back to five!