Here is a fun learning activity that the Kindergarten class of Mr. McKinney at Carder Elementary did in October. He said, "The activity was a culmination of our study of pumpkins. After learning the parts of pumpkins, and how they grow, each student received their own pumpkin. We did a 'sink or float' experiment, where they discovered why pumpkins float. Students also estimated how many seeds their pumpkin contained. Students cleaned them out and separated all of the seeds from the pulp, identified all the parts of the pumpkin they had learned about, then counted the seeds and compared the total to their original estimate.
The second activity was a STEM challenge: using candy corn and toothpicks, students had to build a free-standing haunted house that was taller than their ghost!