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P is for Pumpkins {Preschool Alphabet}

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Man, do I ever love the fall.  The weather today was perfect!  Sunny skies, nice breeze.  Just a tiny bit of crispness in the air.  Perfect for spending the day outside: running around, playing on the slide, and painting pumpkins!  One of the farmer’s markets in downtown Erie always sells these tiny pumpkins (I think they are actually a squash or something) and they make the perfect little paint project for the kids.  Coupled with this incredible Fall Printable Packet from Homeschool Creations, the whole experience makes a great fall fun lesson!

I don’t think you need much explanation on this one, so I’ll leave you with some fun pictures!  If you can, try to paint outside in order to soak up this great weather.   And check out the fun pumpkin-theme links below.  We’re hoping to squeeze in a trip to the local pumpkin farm, Port Farms as well.  That place is a smorgasbord of fun!   What are you doing to celebrate the season?

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Pumpkin Books I Love



More Pumpkin-Themed Fun

Fall Ideas from the Happy Home Fairy (love the Candy Corn Cone!)

Enchanted Learning Pumpkin Themed Worksheets

Pumpkin Coloring Sheet 

Pumpkin Unit from Montessori Print Shop ($5)

Preschool Pumpkin Printables (free)

About the Author:

Lindsey Whitney is a mom of two, home day care provider, and blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook!

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Cindy @MomMaven

Thursday 4th of October 2012

Lots of great homeschooling activities!

Mama Bee Does

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

My 4 year old still likes painting the pumpkins but my 8 year old is ready to do the carving this year.


Monday 1st of October 2012

This post made me laugh because my daughter just said that she doesn't want to paint our pumpkin this year. We have to carve it!

Lindsey Whitney

Sunday 30th of September 2012

Hey Lisa, Thanks for stopping by -- did the kids like painting pumpkins at your house? We accidentally left ours out on the picnic table overnight and the rain washed all the paint away! The kids didn't seem to care though -- they got to do the project again!

Lindsey Whitney

Sunday 30th of September 2012

Hey Lindsay, Thanks for stopping by. We've only done painting with the kids so far, but my oldest is 2.5 this year, so we might give carving a try. We'll see!!