Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tiny Teach (P is for Pumpkins)

Happy Saturday, everyone!  This month's Tiny Teach is all about Halloween & pumpkins.  Last week, Alison, from Oopsey Daisy offered her Leaves Unit as a free download {which is AWESOME by the way}.  I LOVED her template so much that I borrowed it!  It helped me organize my thoughts so much to write my Halloween unit.  Thank you so much, Alison!  To download my MONSTER HALLOWEEN UNIT full of printable activities for young children, click the picture below!  I hope you enjoy!  
Here's a peak into what we've been learning!  There's much more spooky fun planned for this week (in between planning my Mom's birthday party & our family Halloween party 4 days apart) Am I crazy?  YES!!!!
We made pumpkin spice playdough!  
I followed this recipe, and added red & yellow food coloring (orange) and pumpkin spice flavoring.  


We used Halloween cookie cutters to make spooky shapes.
By the way, I think I am going to start making a monthly Word Book for words to recognize.  Lil' Pumpkin can already recognize the words, "Boo," "Eek," and "Scary" from decorations around our house.  I'll keep you posted on that project! :)


We took our "field trip" to Maple Lane Farms & rode a hayride to pick a pumpkin!  We noticed the pumpkin vines, baby pumpkins, and big pumpkins in the patch!


i heart this picture!


My sweet Lil' Pumpkin


We stuffed a lunch bag with paper, tied off the top to make a stem, and then painted it orange to make a jack-o-lantern!  {How do you like our stylin' painting smock?}


Lil' Pumpkin's fave activity so far is Mr. Pumpkin Head.  He loves changing out the face several times a day!  


Don't you love the upside down sunglasses, the pirate beard as a nose, and the jack-o-lantern nose as a mouth?  NO LIMIT TO THE CREATIVITY!!!

 Have a super weekend!  I'm looking forward to next week, full of Halloween FUN!!!


Don't forget...you have until Wednesday, Oct. 27 to link up to my Open Haunted House linky party & be entered into the  i love it all giveaway!
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1 comment:

Emily said...

We included this post in our Halloween link round up! http://sstorywindow.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-week-web-favorites-and.html