Pumpkins

We had our “Pumpkin Patch” again this year.  We took this opportunity this year to teach the children how to show kindness and gentleness. They took care of the pumpkins for a week, they carried them as if they were babies, they covered them in scarves to protect them, they played games among them. Most of the children were very kind and gentle with the pumpkins. They each picked out their favorite one and took it home.

image

We chose a pumpkin to take in and carve into a Jack-o-lantern.  We played a game to pick the best design for it. I cut out different shapes and they took turns coming up and sticking the shapes on the pumpkin. They had a fun time doing this they kept wanting to change it.

image

image

Then we made our final decision and the winner was….

image

The next day we did the carving. Not everyone was excited about getting their hands “yucky ” as they were about just sticking the shapes on the pumpkin. But I did have a few that really enjoyed getting the “gunk” out.

image

As I was gathering my pictures for this post I realized I didn’t have a picture of the finished Jack-o-lantern, it turned out great and we enjoyed it at our Halloween party.

Miss Susie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s