Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

Remember the Cherry Pie in a Bag activity? Here’s another classroom favorite appropriate for fall.

Students can apply math skills by measuring ingredients and learn about pumpkins and agriculture. Pair it with an activity to learn about pumpkin growing cycles, read a fun fall or Halloween book, or create unique Jack o’ Lanterns based on each students’ characteristics and personality (activities coming in future posts, so check back soon).

This activity is appropriate for ages 3 to 12, depending on the accompanying activity and available supervision/assistance.

Find pumpkin facts and more activities in the Illinois Ag in the Classroom pumpkin ag mag.

Recipe credited to Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom. Continue reading


Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with Cherry Pie in a Bag!

One of my favorite things to do is present about agriculture (is this a surprise to anyone?), especially with kids. I’ve done numerous Agriculture in the Classroom activities in several elementary schools, and am excited to be filling in for my county’s Ag in the Classroom coordinator for a few months this spring.

This week, I went with our coordinator to one of her regular classrooms to meet the students and gather ideas for next month’s activity. Ag in the Classroom strives to incorporate agriculture into everyday classroom topics, such as this week’s George Washington lesson. Continue reading