Thursday, October 4, 2012

Free Fun Pumpkin Homeschool ideas and Printables from art lessons to cooking!

We just went to the pumpkin patch yesterday with our homeschool group and had a blast!  I was intending to buy two pumpkins for my mantel (that I could cook later) and one for the kids and hubby to carve. My husband insisted on two to carve which bumped it up to 4 pumpkins.  However, by the time we got there the pumpkin madness took over.  My 4 kiddos split up and before I knew it people were handing me pumpkins that my kids had told them to cut off the vine.  

All said and done we ended with 5 LARGE pumpkins.

Learn how to draw a pumpkin.
Go to sleepy head designs studio for these directions and ideas for creating a painting of a pumpkin too!

Print off a whole bunch of preschool age printables that are pumpkin themed!
PUMPKIN UNIT (lots of printables LOTS!!!)

Free Autumn Printable for toddler, preschool, homeschool. 1-2-3 Tot Pack: Color and Trace! Pumpkin, Apple, Leaves
Here are some more pumpkin preschool printables for your pumpkins from The International Momma.!

Pumpkin themed lesson plans starting with reading this book. 

Do some pumpkin research
Have older kids?  Have them write out some interesting facts after checking out this link to the Pumpkin Patch that is filled with fun pumpkin facts! Read more pumpkin facts HERE at the history channel

Now watch this cool video on pumpkins and then fill out the report form below having them draw a pumpkin in the top space using the step by step directions in the first part of this post.

Science Form 7
This blank research form can printed from HERE..

Teach your kids cooking skills

Find the recipe and complete post HERE.

Make baked pumpkin oatmeal with your kids.
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
Find the complete directions and recipe HERE at Cooking with my Kids.

Find 21 fall recipes here from Babble.  
Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes | Babble
Any of which would be great to make with kids like these quinoa pumpkin pancakes!.

Cooking with kids teaches them a host of skills from fractions, reading, following directions, kitchen skills like cutting, measuring, and culinary terms to confidence, and self sufficiency skills.  Besides kids love to cook and we all love to eat...especially when pumpkin is involved!

Hope you found some fun pumpkin based homeschool ideas no matter what age your kiddo. Have any fun ideas for us that have something to do with pumpkins?  Please share you ideas in the comments below!

1 comment:

Rojer Fredrick said...

Nice work.This is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!!
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