- Just like last year, we will be doing the Pumpkin Parable with our church small group. You can find more info on this here on our family blog.
- We'll also make a "Christian Jack-o-latern" this year. You can find the printables for this at this awesome blog, 1+1+1=1.
- Game: Roll the Dice - in this game, you roll dice, add the numbers together, then color the square on the pumpkin, scarecrow, or spider with that number. Merrick can't wait to play this game!
- Game: Pumpkin Poke - another free game from Teachers Pay Teachers.
- Fluency Game - I am loving this game! The kids pick a card and then, depending upon which space they are on, read the card in a different voice (scary, goofy, monster voice). And, bonus - it's another freebie. Grab it from Debbie's Dabblings.
- Pumpkin Pie Rhyming Game - students match pairs of rhyming words, then record their answers (handwriting!).
- Short and Long i Word Sort - This is a simple cut and paste worksheet. The student cuts out pictures and puts them under either a pumpkin (short i) or pie (long i).
- Pumpkin Compound Match - students practice pairing two words together to make a compound word. Then, they record their answers on the answer sheet (more handwriting!).
- Pumpkin Spinner Game - this is a fun game to help with early graphing skills and writing simple pumpkin vocabulary words.
Art & Crafts
For our art projects, Merrick will be painting a pumpkin using a marble as seen here on 1+1+1=1. If you remember, Merrick loves marbles.
- We may also make a Halloween spider handprint like this one here.
- While Merrick is doing his schoolwork, the twins will be enjoying Pumpkin Baggie Games found here at the Me and Marie Learning blog.
In addition to all this, Merrick and I have checked out 327 pumpkin/Halloween themed books from the library to read together. We will probably also use our 5 senses to write different descriptive words about the inside AND outside of a pumpkin. Also, we'll be having a Halloween Homes Cool Day with our homeschool group. We are very much looking forward to that. On that day, we will measure a pumpkin, weigh a pumpkin, estimate how many seeds are inside, see if a pumpkin floats or not, and make a pumpkin glyph with our friends. I'll write a separate post for that.
Have a Happy Pumpkin Day!