I bought a couple packs of the mini pumpkins and funny shaped gourds the other day. I can't help it. I love the colors of Fall and needed some decorations to spruce up the house. I originally had them all in a big clear plastic bowl (so the bright yellows, oranges, greens would shine through) but when I left the room, something else happened.
They turned into fantastic learning tools.
"Playing with pumpkins" has become a fast favorite activity in this house.
After dumping them out all over the floor, we can do so many things with them.
Line them up.
Jump over them.
Sort them by color.
Sort them by shape.
Make shapes out of them.
Next stop for these painted pumpkins and gourds is gluing googly eyes and pom poms on them, for pumpkin "guys".
I love that I can leave these gourds and pumpkins out on the shelf for the kids to play with - making them functional as well as decorative! I definitely feel like they are worth the money for a fun seasonal learning tool and decoration.
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