As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fantastically Fun Friday: Pumpkin Painting

Fun Objectives:
* To observe pumpkins and recall their characteristics
* To use the fine motor skills involved with painting

* Pumpkin
* Paint
* Paintbrushes
* Plate or Bowl to put the paint in
* Drop Cloth/Cover

* Each year we visit the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins.  Instead of carving them this time, my boys wanted to paint them.  I put a drop cloth down outside on our patio, poured different colors of paint on a paper plate, and let them paint their pumpkins however they wanted to!  For older kiddos, you could help them paint patterns or different designs if you'd like.  They could even paint their name or initials.  Have fun being creative!


Creating their masterpieces!

* Here is our Pumpkin Unit from last year for more activities!

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