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Easy Halloween Game

All you need is cardboard

All you need is cardboard

Here’s a fun idea from my son’s Cub Scout book. You take a cardboard box, and set it up so that it becomes a pumpkin toss game.

Then grab some pennies or an old bean bag, and you’re all ready to play!

P.S. If you count the pennies as they go into the pumpkin’s mouth, then this becomes a learning activity for preschoolers.

Mini-Pumpkin Math

There's math in here.  I know it!

There’s math in here. I know it!

Jenna(4) has been working on taking a large quantity of objects and organizing them to make the objects easier to quantify.  (See here for more info.)

Today she practice that skill using mini pumpkins.

How many pumpkins are there?

How many pumpkins are there?

One solution would be to line them up and count.

One solution would be to line them up and count.

Or you could make "five flowers" with pumpkins.

Or you could make “five flowers” with pumpkins.

Organizing mates it easier to visualize. Twenty Six!

Organizing makes it easier to visualize.

Can you see in one glance what the answer is?