Each child should have a spoon, a large dish for pumpkin pulp, and a paper
cup for seeds. Separate the pulp from the seeds and discuss the texture of
pumpkin. Use the pulp to make pumpkin pies, bread, muffins, or cookies for
the children to sample. Roast or fry the pumpkin seeds in oil and salt for a
Nutrition Lesson— place the food used in this activity into its food group:
pumpkin pulp is in the vegetable group. For older children, mention that
pumpkin is one of the dark yellow vegetables that should be included in their
diet several times a week.