Halloween / Harvest Festival Fun
Happy Halloween! Last weekend we went to a pumpkin patch which was a lot of fun. We painted our pumpkins and once they were dry, my kids decided they wanted to carve them into jack-o-lanterns too. They did all of their own painting but mommy ended up doing most of the cleaning and carving of the jack-o-lanterns. My kids are still not fond of the pumpkin "goo".
I wanted to share a few fun Halloween activities for you to enjoy with your children:
~Make orange play dough and add some pumpkin or apple pie spice for a yummy scent. I have a play dough recipe on my website.
~Make orange goop. Again a recipe is on my Lesson Plans Plus website.
~Bobbing for apples. I like to stick craft sticks into the apples.
~Add shaving cream (or whipped topping) to pie tins and add orange food coloring. Pretend that it's pumpkin pie and let your kids stick their hands into it and play.
~Add some water, orange food coloring and dish soap into a plastic bin, give the kids some bubble wands and other water toys such as small cups, etc.
~Make hand print bats. Press both hands, palm side down onto black paint then press hands onto a piece of construction paper so that the wrists are touching. When dry, add a face.
~Paint a large paper plate orange and then press paper face cut-outs onto the wet paint to make a jack-o-lantern. Add a brown or green paper stem.
Fun Books to read to your children:
The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs (Note, this is a Christian based book)
The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King
It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White.