Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Rice Krispie Pumpkins!


Here at Leighs Nurseries we focus very much on encouraging independence and this activity did just that!
We helped one another prepare the ingredients by weighing/measuring them, doing this by taking turns with our peers before adding the ingredients together to then mould the shapes of the pumpkins.
When moulding the shapes, we spoke about the texture of the krispies and what colour they were after we added food colouring!
To add the stem and googly eyes we used our fine motor skills to carefully place them onto our pumpkins.
Once we’d created the pumpkins, we took them home to show our parents/carers. This promotes the children’s self esteem as they’re showing huge amounts of pride in what they have achieved.Baking is a brilliant way of maintaining children’s focus, encouraging turn taking, improving fine motor skills, using open ended questions and also allowing them to become familiar with life skills!
Lots of love & we hope you all have a Happy Halloween!
Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday