Yesterday we had fun carving pumpkins and all the things that go along with it!! Cassie especially liked scooping out the stuff inside the pumpkins!!! I was thrilled because previous years she would not touch it! What a great sensory experience!!! C was also fascinated with the seeds and helping to carve and pull out the facial features too! The one thing she enjoyed the most was placing the pieces back into the pumpkin!!! She said, "This is like a puzzle!!!" So this is how our "Puzzle Pumpkins" came to be!!!! As you can see I saved all the pieces below so she could continue the puzzles! Be sure to check out the great links after this post relating to pumpkin carving!!!
Placing in an eye!
Now, the mouth!
Placing the top in is always fun!
This activity occupied C for at least 20 minutes or so! She had a Great time! I could see making some much more complicated "pumpkin puzzles" for the future!
What are your Favorite Pumpkin Carving Activities?
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Links Relating to Pumpkins and Carving them:
A Virtual Pumpkin Carving Site for those of you who don't want the mess...very COOL!
|Here is C's Virtual Carved Pumpkin|
A variety of recipes for roasted Pumpkin Seeds (including cinnamon, lemon, spicy)
Pumpkin Seed Art from Nestle!
A great children's book: How Many Seeds In A Pumpkin? by: G. Bryan Karas