We have 2 small baking pumpkins just waiting for us to use to make homemade cookies and pumpkin pie with this weekend. I looked at the inside of the pumpkin and wondered if my kids would like playing with the slim. Since we do not celebrate halloween or carve pumpkins my kids have never really touched the inside slime of the pumpkins.
So I had opened one a few days ago and took out the insides and put them in a pan.My 2 and 4-year-old went to town.
Squishing the pumpkin slime between their little fingers. Feeling the different textures.
Next I had them sort, placing all the seeds in one pan and all the pumpkin slim in another pan.
They thought the texture of the slime was gross but where happy to sort the seeds because they knew I had a treat for them with the seeds — roasted pumpkins seeds! This was a fun sensory for them, no fuss of making a bin and gathering items. This one was all stemmed from nature!