Here are a few of our pumpkins and the beginning of our lesson in orange. The kids have been learning about pumpkins since they first saw the vines growing in our garden. They checked the progress daily and I will never forget the squeals of delight when Felicia discovered the change. She sprinted around the house screaming "they're orange, they're orange!". It was a very exciting day. Yesterday we reviewed how the pumpkins grew from seeds. How they needed water and sun light to grow big and beautiful. We planned to have a pumpkin hunt today (with the smaller pumpkins), but it's raining so we will have to postpone it for later in the week.
Our next orange activity was carrot printing. I cut a carrot in half and the girls made prints by dipping the ends in paint and stamping them on paper.
Our last activity was in the kitchen. My girls love to cook, so we made some pumpkin muffins. This is a great activity to do with your kids. My girls love the whole process of baking and seeing what comes out of all the measuring and mixing. It was a lot of fun and most importantly they were orange (and yummy).
You too can participate in the Toddler Theme Challenge by visiting Teaching Tiny Tots at Toddler School. The themes start on Sundays. Give it a try. We really enjoy it!