Pumpkin, Squash & Gourds, In The Garden At Home, Sorting & Identification Activity

 This was a fun activity.  I thought Xander would find it very interesting to find out that there were many pumpkin varieties not just orange. Yes pumpkins are squash and we discussed that but also some of the various other squash varieties, some that he did recognize.  We talked about colour shape and what the flesh was like, and used for.  Daddy's famous Zucchini bread is a big one in our house.  He got a big kick out of spaghetti squash.

 We sorted all the cards, and set out a few pie pumpkins and gourds for him to check out.  We also grew pumpkin & zucchini and butternut squash in our garden.

 He was fascinated with gourds and all of the wonderful things that can be made with them.  I also created cards with images of many items made with dried gourds.  We have a hand carved gourd that Nanny brought back from New Zealand, very cool.  He compared the various hand made items to the gourd identification chart, to see if he could find the shapes that they could have been made from.
This was a fun and easy activity to make.

Squash goodness!

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