The Front Row Seating Club

Today I had one of the best of ideas of my short three month teaching career. 
When we are doing any type of cooking activity I usually try and do it at my back table and just have the kids gather around. This always lead to some unhappy friends saying things like "I CAAAANNNN'TTTT SEEEE!!!!" or "THAT'S NOT FAIRRRR, SHE ALWAYS GETS TO SIT BY YOU!" I'm sure you can relate. So, I created a special club called the Front Row Seating Club. Six special friends would be selected to be in the Front Row Seating Club for the special Pumpkin Playdough cooking event. Members of this club would be able to sit in the six chairs at my back table and watch (and help) me make the playdough from the "front row seats."
 Oh my Lord! 
This was the most wonderful thing ever!
Only friends making the best (and quietest) choices would be selected for the club.

 These were the coveted tickets:

I tried to collect the tickets from the kids as they sat in the front row, but a few friends wanted to keep them "forever and ever and ever." So, I let them haha : ) 

I came home and made some cuter tickets for you to use in your classroom. You can download them for FREE by clicking on the picture below. 

And, now for the main event: Pumpkin Pie Playdough! 

I used a great recipe from The Idea Room that you can read HERE.  
Beginning to mix. 
I bought this electric skillet yesterday just for the occasion! I think it will be a great classroom investment. 

It was a hit!

I hope yall had a great day!


  1. I love the name of your blog. Pumpkin playdough? I bet your students LOVED this! Love the front row idea!
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    The Hive

  2. What a cute idea! =)

    I love pumpkin play-doh...I'll have to check out that recipe and see how it is different than the one I use....our play-doh always turns out orange!

    Heather's Heart

  3. LOVE this!! :)