Pumpkin Math + a Craft

This week, for our pumpkin theme I wanted to do another paper plate craft.  Jack-o-lanterns scream out for work with shapes, in my opinion: the triangle eyes, the square teeth, etc.  For me, it seems like a really logical combination.  First we did a sorting activity, then cutting, and finally gluing to assemble her creation!  This activity has elements of math, fine motor, and a craft all rolled into one.

For prep, I cut the orange construction paper into strips, the black construction paper into shapes (triangle, square, and rectangle), and the green construction paper into a spiral.  I also drew a triangle, a square, and a rectangle on three plastic cups.  That's it!

You will need:
  • a paper plate
  • orange construction paper, cut into strips
  • black construction paper, cut into various shapes
  • green construction paper, cut into a spiral
  • a small plastic cup, with each shape drawn on it in sharpie
  • glue
  • scissors
First, I showed Little M. the three cups.  We talked about the shapes on each one.  Then I brought out the black shapes.  I was about to invite her to sort the black shapes into the cups-but she started doing it all on her own!  Neat!

Once all the shapes were sorted, we set aside all the cups for later.  I set out the orange strips and the scissors.  I quickly reminded her about scissor safety, and she set out to cut (and tear) apart the strips.

Once the orange paper was cut up to her satisfaction, I gave her the plate and glue.  She needed reminding that you have to stick each piece on it's own dot of glue.  When she seemed done with the orange, I gave her the black and green pieces.  She had fun gluing about four rectangles onto the same spot on the bottom of her pumpkin (more sorting perhaps?)  I suggested that she might glue on some eyes and a stem.  She agreed.

This craft was a lot of fun to put together!  Enjoy!


  1. يبقى العديد الأمر الذي يميز مؤسسة نقل الأثاث بالإحساء ، ومن أكثر أهمية هذه المميزات الدقة والأمانة والاتقان في الشغل وفي التداول مع عملائنا المرام أيضًا والمصداقية وسرعة الأداء والخبرة في مختلَف الميادين الأمر الذي يميزنا عن غيرنا من بقيةافضل شركة نقل اثاث


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