PLAY – Cut the pumpkin open and let your child go to town playing with the pumpkin guts.
TALK – about how the guts smell, look and feel. Concentrate on words like slimy, sticky, smelly, stringy, smooth, bumpy, etc. as you talk about the inside and outside of the pumpkin.
COUNT – Pull out all the seeds and starting counting them together. We counted them in batches of about 15-25. I would just stop counting when O seemed to lose interest.
TASTE – Separate the seeds from the pulp, and then use your favorite Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe to try them together. I enlisted O’s help in the kitchen to wash, spread out to dry, season and mix the seeds. We only roasted half of our seeds and used the other half for the next activity.
The first one said, “oh my it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “there are witches in the air.”
The third one said, “but we don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
OOOhh OOOhh went the wind
And out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Halloween decorations box in September. O loves the book and he loves
the song even more. He knows almost all the words now! The You Tube video below is pretty cute too, and it’s helpful if you don’t know the tune.