If you need a last minute pumpkin activity this “Spiderweb Pumpkin Activity” is for you! Your kids will love it. Meanwhile, you can teach them about consistencies in your target language.
Easy to set up!
Activity – Spiderweb Pumpkin Activity (2yrs+)
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Supply list for “Spiderweb Pumpkin” Activity
- Use a bowl that you can put in a microwave. Add Marshmallows.
- Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Then stir with a fork.
- Let it cool down until you can touch it (be careful you don’t want to burn your child).
- Apply to your kid’s hand with a fork.
- Let them apply the marshmallow paste to the pumpkin.
- Cut out the spiders and apply to the pumpkin. (No glue needed)
Tip: You can clean your kid’s hands with warm water and an old towel.
Talk to your kids in your target language while doing the activity.
- What is the pumpkin’s color?
- How about the shape?
- Is it heavy or light?
- What can we find inside of a pumpkin?
- What is Halloween?
- Do you celebrate it in your country?
- Talk about your kid’s costume
- About trick-or-treating
- What was the consistency before heating them?
- And afterward?
- What changed? (consistency)
- What stayed the same? (Color)
- Are you afraid of spiders?
- How many legs do they have?
- Are they useful?
- Spiderweb, are they sticky? Why? (catch insects)
Furthermore, this is a fun activity because kids enjoy the sticky feeling of the marshmallows after heating them. It creates a fascinating design on pumpkins.
Hint: You can add food coloring to the marshmallows after heating them for extra fun.