Pumpkins Pumpkins everywhere!

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Pumpkins in the cornfields,
Gold among the brown,
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down;
Birds that travel southward,
Lovely time to play;
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!
(Carmen Lagos Signes)

(Water colour activity: Sit children at their art table. Place a damp piece of watercolour paper in front of them. Tell this poem 3 times. Then place a small amount of red and some yellow water colour paint infront of them. Give them a paint brush. Retell the poem as they begin to work)

There are a plethera of books on Pumpkin some much better than others! Here are my two current favorites:

Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

Pumpkin Circle:The story of a Gardenby George Levenson

Here are a few links to fun Pumkin activities: (click on the words creatures, snakes, owls and celetrial below for activities)

Pumpkin Creatures: SnakesOwls and some celestial pumpkins! And here is an owl one.

and here is a recipes for “Autumn Spice Play Dough

1 cup water
1 T. oil
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Orange food coloring (2 parts yellow to 1 part red; paprika or carrot juice also make a
nice natural yellow dye)
Mix together over low heat. Knead when cool, adding more flour if needed.

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