My mother was, and is, an elementary school teacher. We celebrated each holiday at home, no matter how big or how insignificant. Therefore, I love Halloween. It kicks off the most festive, exciting, fun-and-family-filled season of the year. In the coming weeks, we celebrate birthdays and holidays.
One of the things we love to do this time of year is to design our own pumpkins and color them. You can do this, too! Go to our favorite learning site, Starfall. This links to a short, fun activity where your child can pick shapes to decorate his or her pumpkin. "Turkey in the Straw" is played as your pumpkin does a little dance, and then you can print your creation to color!