Hi everyone! I’m Sarah and I write over at The Not Quite Military Wife. I’m mama to a highly energetic toddler and am due with my second in a few short weeks. I’m always looking for ways to teach my daughter and loved this excuse to put it all together for a blog post! With it being October and all, I thought a Halloween theme would be fun! Thank you Leah for letting me take over your blog for the day!
It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse– This sweet board book has the favorite character Mouse decorating seven pumpkins with all different faces.
Where’s Baby’s Pumpkin?– This is a fun lift the flap board book from Karen Katz. The baby looks everywhere for her pumpkin finding fun Halloween items along the way.
Room on the Broom– This is a fun rhyming book about how many different animals plus a witch you can fit on a flying broomstick.
I got this idea from pinterest and can find the link here. I used this opportunity to let Aislynn collect her favorite leaves from our tree and gave her this bag to collect them in. She loves collecting anything so she found this activity so much fun…especially having her own bag. Apparently it works better than just her hands 🙂 Afterwards, I drew a face on the bag and let her play with it. This is a great activity for even the littlest of hands. It’s perfect for letting them sort and working on their colors too.
PAPER PLATE PUMPKIN
After reading It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse, we talked about all of the different faces we learned about. Happy, sad, scared, etc. Her favorite one was happy so I cut a happy face out of black cardboard paper. I mixed up some orange paint and gave her a paper plate. She had so much fun painting the plate, her hands and even tasting it. After it had dried, she helped me paste the face on the pumpkin. We talked about the eyes, nose and mouth. She pointed them out on the pumpkin and herself. Overall a really simple but fun activity to do!
DECORATING SUGAR COOKIES
I’m not sure if this counts as a treat, activity or both! Aislynn loves to help me bake so this was a perfect activity for her. She helped me roll the cookie dough balls in sprinkles and place them on the sheets. Then after they were baked, she helped me put frosting on and then decorated with sprinkles to her little hearts content. This was definitely a messy activity but so delicious. What’s better than getting a cookie at the end?