My daughter was interested in figuring out how to make a pumpkin look more realistic, a sphere rather than a circle. This was a great opportunity for me to help her take her drawings to another level. We found this great, simple image, and noticed how the lines came from the stem. We didn't follow the instructions exactly (she was keen on watercolor paint), but she was proud of her results, and taught her younger brother the technique (He decided to create a pumpkin patch.).
Of course, we love to eat pumpkins, too! This is one of our favorite pumpkin recipes, from Weelicious.com:
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the Crock Pot:
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/2 cups milk*
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- Place all the ingredients in the crock pot and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-9 hours (note that the cooking time can vary depending on your crock pot. Crock pots without non-stick surfaces tend to get hotter, so you’ll want to stick closer to a 5 hour cooking time).
- *You can also use rice, almond or soy milk if you want to make a dairy free or vegan version of this recipe
Another fun and easy activity is simply painting pumpkins. I gave my kids a plate with the three primary colors and let them mix to their hearts content.