Fall Fun -Pumpkin Pounding

Our little sprites had the time of their lives pounding away in preschool yesterday!  Little ones love to pound and I encourage it for a variety of reasons.  It helps with fine motor skills, such as pinching and tripod grasp; build strength in those little muscles; it’s a great visual-motor experience; and best of all, it is just plain fun!

All you need is a pumpkin, squash, or large gourd, a bowl, some plastic kid-friendly golf tees, and a plastic hammer.  I encouraged the kids to sit on the floor with their legs surrounding the bowl to provide stability.  Most of the

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