Outdoor Play with Pumpkins & Leaves

What do you do when the rain spoils your plans?

We were all set to visit the pumpkin patch last week and what happens -- rain!  Twice!! 

Needless to say I have one disappointed kiddo :-( But, I told her we still have a few weeks until Halloween; plenty of time to get our pumpkins and carve them.

So we did some fun 'improvising' this week (learning new vocabulary too :)  Instead of a pumpkin patch, we had some outdoor pumpkin time at home.

reading-pumpkin-books

First, we pulled out all the Halloween books and headed outside with a stack to read.  I love outdoor reading time - it's usually much quieter than the inside of the house, and there are less distractions when you're in the backyard (no tv or music allowed). 

drawing-pumpkin-people

We also drew some pumpkin people with sidewalk chalk.  When we use chalk, we like to dip the tips in water so we get a brighter color when we draw on the concrete (looks a little like paint). 

decorating-with-pumpkins

And we pulled out some of the Halloween decorations and started to deck-out the front walkway.  The second best thing to trick-or-treating is getting the house ready for trick-or-treators! 

Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us this weekend and we'll head out to pick our pumpkins!  But even without a patch, there's still lots of creative ideas for some fun outdoor time in the fall.


leaves-seeds-in-fall

 And if you enjoy some fun leaf play, check out our Leaves & Seeds Outdoor Fun post for book ideas and nature activities!

 

This link up is being co-hosted  by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, One Stop Mom Talk, ,    Home Learning Journey,  Train Up a Child,  Kitchen Counter Chronicles, The Usual Mayhem, Here Come the Girls.

 

 Outside Play with Pumpkins and Leaves

 

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Comments

Guest - Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories (website) on Friday, 26 October 2012 21:14

Drawing pumpkin people sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase.

Drawing pumpkin people sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase. :)
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