Monday, October 11, 2010

A Plethora of Pumpkins

I've been looking forward to this week for quite some time- I love pumpkins!  There have been so many great pumpkin ideas circulating the web lately that it was hard to narrow down what we are going to do this week but I think I've packed the week full of pumpkin fun.

Toilet Paper Pumpkins- what better way to dress up the bathroom for fall than these fun pumpkins

Paper Bag Pumpkin- watch and see as we transform a brown paper bag into a bright orange pumpkin

5 Pumpkins on the Fence- we'll glue paper pumpkins up on a popsicle stick fence

Pumpkin Patch- our dot dabbers will help us make a patch full of round pumpkins

Lifecycle of a Pumpkin Sequencing- Eva will learn about how pumpkins start out as seeds and grow to full-size

Felt  Board Pumpkin- using felt pieces, Eva will be able to make various jack-o-lantern faces

Pumpkin Matching Game- this game will allow Eva to practice matching upper case and lower case letters

Pumpkin Memory Game- Eva's October issue of High Five had a fun little jack-o-lantern game we'll be playing this week

Pumpkin Sort- our mini pumpkins will come in handy for this activity

Pompom Pumpkins- Eva will work on her fine motor skills as she pinches pompoms to place in a pumpkin ice cube tray

Pumpkin Seed Counting- how many seeds will go in each pumpkin?

Pumpkin Patch- we'll take a trip to the local patch to pick the perfect pumpkin and we'll also use some of our own pumpkin decorations to make an indoor patch

Pumpkin Pie Playdough- we'll make a new batch of playdough to carry us through October and November

Pumpkin Tortillas- check out these tasty treats!

Pumpkin Cookies- we'll bake some yummy cookies using pureed pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds- no explanation needed for these!

Poems and Songs
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Big and Round

5 Pumpkins

10 Little Pumpkins

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin with CD Pumpkin Hill Pumpkins The Pumpkin Book The Littlest Pumpkin Pumpkins Pumpkin (Watch it Grow) The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin Pumpkin Cat Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin Pumpkin Jack Pumpkin Eye Patty's Pumpkin Patch The Pumpkin Runner This Is the Pumpkin Too Many Pumpkins Pumpkin Soup Runaway Pumpkin The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Humongous Pumpkin


  1. All of this sounds great! I can't wait to see what little Eva does.

  2. I would love for my daughter to have this week with you! Sounds fabulous. Hope the first day went well.

  3. So many pumpkin books that are new to me! I hope the waiting list for some of these titles at the library isn't too long. We'll still enjoy them into November, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing.