This time of year you start hearing a lot about pumpkin spice, but at the risk of offending half my readers, I do not care for pumpkin spice. However, I love pumpkins. I am excited to share some fun pumpkin activities, books, and recipes that you can use with your children.
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Pumpkins are not only tasty, but also super nutritious so I love being able to add it to various recipes during the fall and winter months. Pumpkin has lots of vitamins but is particularly well known for being high in vitamin A and antioxidants. Some of our favorite ways to incorporate pumpkin are pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, and of course pumpkin pie. We also love to roast the pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack. This year I want to try this pumpkin hummus recipe and pumpkin french toast.
While people often carve pumpkins in October, we prefer to find other ways to decorate them. A carved pumpkin will only last a couple days but if you use other methods it can last for weeks. Last year we melted crayons onto pumpkins, but we have also used paint, markers, stickers, and even these Mr. Potatohead Pumpkin kits.
If you don’t want to decorate your pumpkin in the traditional sense, you might enjoy using it as a way to share your gratitude. I have seen some great pictures of people who have used their pumpkins to write down what they are thankful for. They start at the top of the pumpkin and add more each day until it is full.
We always like adding books to our study. Some of our favorite pumpkin books are Spookley the Square Pumpkin and The Pumpkin Runner. I am planning to check out some additional pumpkin books from the library this week and would love for you to share your favorite titles in the comments.
This year we are hoping to finish out our study with a trip to a local farm with friends. They have pumpkins, hay rides, and a corn maze. Many activities have been canceled so we were excited to find this fun fall activity still open (with reservations and distancing)
If you are looking for a few more ideas make sure to check out our post about pumpkins from last year and check out all of the other Review Crew posts this week. You can also check out some of the pumpkin activities that we did with our Teaching Library Review.
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