Pumpkins. Big orange veggie ball that’s edible, but even better decorated. How fun is that?
Pumpkins only get one month a year to really “shine.” It’s time to get out your pumpkins and start decorating.
Pumpkin Fun at Playgroup:
- Tiny pumpkin creatures. Find the smallest pumpkins (you can also add other veggies and nuts—squash, carrots, chestnuts, etc.) you can and create spiders, cats, lobsters, or dinosaurs.
- Visit a pumpkin patch—if you don’t know of your one in your area, check online. I bet you’ll find one within a couple of hours of your home. Make a day trip, maybe there will be an apple orchard or other activity nearby.
- Do pumpkin faces. Get orange and black face paint and paint the kid’s faces like they’re pumpkins. Draw the vertical lines and paint happy, scary, or silly faces.
- Carve a pumpkin ahead of time and roast the pumpkin seeds—you can roast them in soy sauce, cinnamon and sugar, or just salt.
- Make pumpkin bread, or serve carrot juice and call it pumpkin juice, like in Harry Potter.
- Have a pumpkin carving display. Pumpkins take some time to carve, and your child will probably enjoy digging out the goo and the seeds, but since it’s a time-consuming activity, you might want to carve the pumpkins at home and bring them to playgroup for a show and tell.
- Make pumpkin/Mr. Potato heads. Use your Mr. Potato-head (or Mrs. Potato-head) parts to decorate your pumpkins.
- Have a orange day. Bring carrots, oranges, peppers, and orange tomatoes—everyone can wear orange clothing, eat orange candy-corns. It’s a great orange day!
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