Pumpkin Pie

Last Friday we came up with the idea of making Pumpkin Pie for our new season, Fall!

As we began to look at all our ingredients, we noticed a can of pumpkin we would use. This made us think, can we use a real pumpkin to make pumpkin pie?!

So before we began preparing this recipe, we had a group discussion.

The children were asked what to do with a real pumpkin so we can make pumpkin pie.

“Their is only seeds in a pumpkin.” -Noah

“Their is some yucky stuff inside the pumpkin that you can  use and it gets your hands dirty and is orange.” -Ella

“You peel it and it’s really hard.”-Alex

After this discussion we began making our recipe with a can of pumpkin…

 The girls worked with one another looking for the word, “CUP” and measuring the sugar for it.

“E” helped one of her classmates find 1/2 teaspoon so the would measure out the correct amount.

 We began taking turns scooping out the “pumpkin” from the can.

As the children were doing this they looked at it and began talking about how it was orange and sticky looking.

“N” helped measure out the “pumpkin spice”.

 When the children saw the pumpkin spice, they all wanted to smell it because “N” told them it smelled like a pumpkin.

So the children all took turns using their sense of smell.

 “R” measured the milk and we began mixing all the ingredients together….

The pumpkin pie looked pretty good to us before it went in the oven,but even better when it came out!







All the children enjoyed trying the pumpkin pie! Next week we would like to make pumpkin pie AGAIN, only this time we would like to use a real pumpkin to make it and see if we notice the difference in taste! We can’t wait to share our thoughts about it.

Learning Goals Achieved:

  • Measurement. The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, capacity, and/or relative temperature. The student uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions. The student is expected to:

(A)compare two containers according to capacity (holds more, holds less, or holds the same); compare two objects according to weight/mass (heavier than, lighter than or equal to);

  • Underlying process and mathematical tools. The student applies kindergarten mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside school. (Identifying mathematics in everyday situations)
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