Fall Harvest Activities
Squash Seed Counting
When cooking squash, be sure to keep the seeds for this fun, hands-on learning activity.
- Six cups.
- Six pieces of paper.
- A marker.
- Squash seeds.
Label each of the six cups and six pieces of paper in order from one through six with the marker. Instruct the children to put the number of seeds in the cup that matches the number on their piece of paper. For example, the cup with the number one on it will have one seed placed in the cup. This is a great way to practice counting skills and offers an opportunity to discuss squash and how they grow..
Choose different sizes, colors and textured squash for even more fun.
To learn more about the different types of winter squash, check out the Real Food Encyclopedia
. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are not only edible, but delicious? For inspiration and recipes on how to use pumpkin and other squash seeds, check out Food Print.