The Library will be closed Sunday, May 26th as we resume our summer hours and closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Early Literacy Tip—October 2017

Play with a Pumpkin

Fall is a great time to explore pumpkins!  Use one small, manageable pumpkin for sensory play, art, and math fun.

Sensory Play:  Cut off the top of a pumpkin and allow your child to dig inside and describe the different textures—smooth outside, stringy inside, hard seeds. Place contents on a tray for further exploration or place some of the insides in a plastic bag for sensory squishing.

Art:  Take the cut top with stem and use it as a stamper with paint on paper.  Design a cool jack-o-lantern face.

Math:  Weigh your pumpkin before cutting.  Estimate its weight once cleaned and weigh again.  Measure the circumference and count the number of seeds.