This lesson plan goes into detail of the health benefits of pumpkins. Information on the different types of pumpkins that are grown, as well as the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. 4 activities-including an assessment and writing prompt- and coloring pages. clip art, printables, answer key, no prep needed.
Included in the lesson plan is:
What is a pumpkin
Why pumpkins are considered a fruit
Pumpkin nutrition facts
Information on the different "plant foods" in the pumpkin family- with detailed pictures
The different ways pumpkin can be cooked and eaten
Health benefits of pumpkin seeds
Fun dietary tips on how to include pumpkin seeds into your diet
Fun, fast facts on pumpkins
Detailed picture with names of all of the foods that come from the pumpkin-winter squash family.
Detailed picture of the different shapes and sizes of pumpkins
Activity of "Fill in the blanks" assessment with answer key
Writing prompt and Detailed picture of the "Life cycle" of a pumpkin
Activity of "Name your Pumpkin Patch"- along with picture of pumpkin patch and sign
Activity of "Decorate your own pumpkin"
2 coloring pages
* Note to teachers- this lesson plan and the activities can be broken up depending on your class and what you think would interest them, or what they can comprehend. The younger grades may benefit more from the activities, while the older grades may benefit from the health information on pumpkins. There is detail on some aspects of the health of pumpkins, using language to explain-define some health terms.
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