Monday, October 22, 2012

Pumpkin Muncher

Hello Everyone!
Beware of the Pumpkin Muncher! Today we practiced greater than and less than (comparing number quantities) with a lifesize "Pumpkin Muncher" workmat!  I posted about our Runaway Pumpkin unit earlier. (You can click on the unit below) A smaller version of this activity is in that unit, but I wanted to bring it to life!  I made our workmat out of a shower curtain liner (Thanks, Dollar Tree) and just taped off some "pumpkin shapes." I made a giant muncher (greater than and less than symbol) from two long paint sticks and duct tape. I added a giant wiggly eye and tah-dah! The kids took turns grouping themselves in the pumpkins while others counted and decided the placement of the Pumpkin Muncher.  So fun!
Beware of the Pumpkin Muncher

The Pumpkin Muncher in action!!

For a printable of the student pages for the Pumpkin Muncher, click 

You can have fun with math!! Munch it! :)


  1. Love when kiddos are up and moving! As always, thanks for sharing!

  2. You are amazing to offer up all your hard work for free. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! I have used so many of your things with my firsties and they love it! Thank you for your hard work and kindness!

  3. Thanks for sharing your great idea! I'm sure the kids will love it!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  4. Hello!

    Love this idea! I had a question about how you presented it, but couldn't find your email address. Would you mind emailing me so I could ask via email? Thanks,

  5. So many great ideas- thanks for sharing!


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