Pumpkins are popular around here. We collect pumpkin seeds and plant them in our garden – sometimes they grow. We use pumpkins for decorations – usually we just paint the shell so we can still use the inside for our favourite pumpkin activity – baking!
I’ve previously written about making pumpkin pie with the children in 2012 and again in 2016 but it was a new experience for my current group of toddlers. This time we decided to make tarts instead of pie – a smaller product for my little one and two year olds.
First we removed the seeds;
Then we cut the softened pumpkin to practice some knife skills;
We measured all the ingredients and of course had to smell the spices;
The toddlers found mixing and mashing to be the most exciting part of the process;
Everyone got a turn to use the ladle to fill the tart shells before baking. There were enough tarts that each child got to take some home to share.
Of course we also got to eat some for snack too!