I had bought a package of “decorative gourds” at walmart for a few bucks that I was planning on using for a Halloween Sensory Bin that I was doing for as a contributor for Kiwi Crate’s Recipes for fun. After we were done with that activity, I was wondering what other fall activities we could do with the gourds. As I looked as them, I noticed that these oddly shaped and varied in size gourds would provide a great teaching opportunity to explore the concept of size and texture.
For this activity you will need:
Decorative gourds in various sizes (I got mine in a bag at Walmart right by the produce section)
- Teaches the concept of size and relation between small and big
- Teaches about different textures such as smooth and bumpy
- Allows children to practice counting
First we started by putting the gourds in a line starting from smallest to largest.
Then we compared two depending on size. We grabbed the smallest and the largest.