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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fall Favorites Blog Hop - Taste Tests!

Welcome to the Fall Favorites Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy hopping from one blog to another to hear about many different fall lessons and activities. Maybe you can try one in your classroom...Stay tuned for a freebie at the end of this post!

I absolutely love fall. I don't get much of it {FL girl, born and raised}, but it is my favorite. I incorporate many thematic units from September-December in order to keep the kids engaged and hit all of the necessary curriculum in a fun way.

In October, we spend an entire day looking at pumpkins. We write, read, sequence, create, and experiment with pumpkins. We count, practice math skills, plant, and predict with pumpkins. In November, we spend an entire day acting like the Pilgrims and Indians (Colonial Day). We write, read, sequence, create, and experiment with colonial items. We practice math with corn and design maps of the Atlantic Ocean.
Pumpkin Day!
But today, I would like to introduce you to the student favorite of both themed days - The Taste Test.
DISCLAIMER: Please, please, please check your students for allergies before including this in your classroom.
Pumpkin Taste Test
The idea is quite simple: Just buy some foods, place them on the table, print the graph, and EAT! Let me tell you, the kids have a fabulous time! It is also quite cute to hear all their Mmmmmmmmm's and Ewwwww's. Amidst all this excitement, the students don't even realize that they are practicing graphing!
Thanksgiving Taste Test
You can choose whichever foods you prefer or have access to. Here is a list of ideas that I have used in the past:

Pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin pie, pumpkin coffee cake, pumpkin ice cream.
Thanksgiving: biscuits, corn bread, popcorn, apple pie, cranberries, cranberry juice.
Thanksgiving Taste Test
You may be able to get some donations to have a fun day like Pumpkin Day or Colonial Day! Ask parents in advance! Get volunteers to come in. Make a day of it! If you are interested in the entire Pumpkin Day product, you can check it out by clicking the picture below. The Pumpkin Taste Test graphs are available in this pack.

All students can use practice graphing!'s a little freebie for you. Click on the image below for the graphing freebie! Also, be sure to hop over to my store to check out some fall product discounts!!! Happy Fall Ya'll!

Now be sure to hop on over to my friend Kristen's blog for more fall fun!


  1. Thanks for the great post and the freebie. The cute photo covers made me giggle - at first glance, I thought your kiddos were wearing Pilgrim masks!

    1. Ha! Yes! I laughed when I first did it too. It goes with the theme so I kept it. :) Hope you enjoy the freebie!

  2. As always, you have such a wonderful post with your wonderful products! You are so creative, Meredith.
    Missing Tooth Grins

  3. We do the same thing with apple products in September on Johnny Appleseed Day! They love it!! :)

  4. It looks like your kiddos had a lot of fun on Pumpkin Day! So cute!

    Teaching Momster

  5. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!


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