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FIngerpaints for Baby

24 Apr

Pumpkins

26 Oct

Huge, puny, orange, green, white, smooth or bumpy, pumpkins are the highlight of Halloween. Not only that, kids can do so much with pumpkins. Here are some ideas to entertain the kids and maybe teach them a little something, too.

By the way, did you know that using an ice cream scoop makes cleaning out the pumpkin easier?

  • Weigh pumpkins of different sizes
  • Order them from smallest to largest or largest to smallest
  • Paint small pumpkins and decorate them with jewels and feathers
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Estimate how many seeds are in a small pumpkin, then find out
  • How high can you stack the pumpkins
  • Compare the seeds in different colored pumpkins
  • Have a race rolling pumpkins
  • Read a pumpkin book
  • Make pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread
  • Sing a pumpkin song or say a pumpkin poem

 “Five Little Pumpkins”

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,

The first one said, Oh, my it’s getting late!

The second one said, There are owls in the air!

The third one said, But we don’t care!

The fourth one said, Let’s run and run and run!

The fifth one said, I’m ready for some fun!

Then Woooo went the wind

And out (clap) went the lights

And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Simple Halloween Art Activity

24 Oct

I remember cutting out Halloween shapes from construction paper as a kid and hanging them on our windows as decorations for the trick-or-treaters to admire. Boy have times changed and houses really get tricked out for Halloween.

Here’s a simple Halloween decoration you can make with your kids to trick out your house.

  • Draw a ghost on a 12″ x 18″ piece of white construction paper with a black marker.

  • Use orange paint to paint the one hand of your child.

  • Place your child’s hand on the ghost near where an arm would be.

  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other hand.

  • Let the ghost dry, then cut it out.
  • Hang it in the window for your trick-or-treaters to admire.

Write your child’s name and date on the ghost and you will be able to see how little their hands were.

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