Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Day

Last week on our "All Day at Home" Homeschool day, we celebrated fall by having a Pumpkin Day. Here are some suggestions if you want to have a Pumpkin Day too!
1. Make pumpkin pizzas by cutting tortillas into a pumpkin shape and decorating with pizza toppings.
2. Paint miniature pumpkins.
3. Make pumpkin smoothies: 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1/2 cup milk, 2 frozen bananas, 1/4 t cinnamon, 2 T sugar (YUM!) Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
4. Carve a pumpkin and talk about the textures of the pumpkin outside and in.
5. Roast the pumpkin seeds and make other pumpkin recipes. (More here too.)
9. Create felt pumpkins by cutting out pumpkin shapes from orange felt and creating face pieces from black felt. Make crazy pumpkin faces and snap a pic of each one.                                                                                        * And of course, color pumpkins! (Or for older ones, create a still life and have them draw, color, or paint the pumpkins!) Really the ideas are endless, so eat pumpkins, and have fun!      
6. Read pumpkin books! (Look here for a great list) One that's a great warning for me is Too Many Pumpkins! Sometimes I have to beware of serving too many pumpkin dishes this time of year!                                                                           7.  Have "pumpkin school" for the day. Pumpkins can help teach math, science, social studies, creative thinking, art and more! Check here for some great ideas!                                                                                                       8.  We watched this cool educational video about pumpkins as well.                       
this post was first published on Of Such is the Kingdom on October 19, 2010.

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