Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Fall is such a wonderful time of year with fun crafts, engaging activities, precious books to read, and delicious recipes. Here are just a few to get you started.
Pictured below is a fun Shape Pumpkin to combine Halloween, pumpkins, coloring, visual perception, fine motor practice, and shape recognition. (Shoo, that is a lot of learning!)
This activity is included in the ABC Jesus Loves Me Preschool 5 Year Curriculum for Halloween and to further the learning with the book The Runaway Pumpkin.
This pumpkin worksheet could also be used with the following pumpkin books:
The Pumpkin Gospel - A book to read while you carve a pumpkin that explains the gospel message.
The Pumpkin Patch Parable - A story explaining how we are like pumpkins and God is like a farmer. He chooses us and makes us precious.
Or how about a Pumpkin Craft?
This is a simple idea that I came up with to create a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern for Halloween or Fall. Use it for decoration or as a craft. What's great about this activity is that a toddler can paint and assemble with a little help while an elementary child can do this craft on his own.
Paint a paper lunch bag orange on all sides, leaving the top two inches to paint green. Let dry. Stuff with crumpled up newspaper or grocery sacks. Tie off the top with a green pipecleaner and twist as the vine.
But there are just a couple of ideas. Click for more Christian Halloween and Fall ideas.