Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Fun

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.

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