It’s Monday and we’re already half way through October. How is that possible?!? I’m still adjusting to life with two littles. My mom goes back to work on Wednesday, so I’ll be on my own and I’m a little nervous. AG is enjoying her time with Nana so much. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to live up to Nana and AG time but I’m going to try my best.
Last week, Colleen shared her mommy school guest post all about pumpkins. Today, I’m going to share a few more pumpkin activities that are super quick, easy and a hit with my toddler.
Pumpkin Face Felt Board
This past weekend, I took some one on onetime with AG for a little pumpkin fun.
She’s been enjoying the felt board I made her a few weeks ago, so I decided to make her a fun board for Halloween. First, let me tell you how I made the board. I bought a foam board from Jo Ann Fabrics, the biggest one I could find. Then, I bought enough felt to cover it, which was less than a yard. From there, I just hot glued the felt onto the board. I mostly glued the felt to the back so that the front of the board was smooth. Simple as that and less than $5 with a few coupons. I used orange and black felt pieces to make the pumpkin and different faces to go on the pumpkin. Think pin the face on the pumpkin without the blindfold and spinning=-)
I made three different faces for AG to decorate the pumpkin with. She needed a little help at first but picked things up quickly.
I picked up a few small pumpkins while at Target last week. I love decorating with them around the house, they’re perfect next to a vase of fresh flowers. I felt guilty because I hadn’t had much time with AG all day, so I decided to let her paint some pumpkins. She painted two small pumpkins to put on her little picnic table with sparkle paint, her favorite. I always make sure to have lots of wipes when paining with this little bug because she HATES dirty hands. I’m talking if one drop of paint gets on her hand, it needs to be wiped before she’ll continue paining. Miss priss! It was a lot of fun and she loves showing off her “sparkle pumpkins” to visitors.
After painting pumpkins, I decided to have AG decorate her big pumpkin with the leftover paint. Hubs took AG out to a pumpkin patch for their one on one time last weekend. She picked out a BIG pumpkin that is now hanging out in our kitchen, because that is where she wanted it. A new sibling in the house has allowed this one to get her way almost all of the time lately. Whatever works to keep her happy and not jealous of L. Anyhow, I painted her hands (which she didn’t freak out about) and left handprints on the pumpkin. Not going to lie, seeing those little handprints when I walk into the kitchen each day makes me smile.
Last but not least, I spent a few minutes in the kitchen making a fall snack mix for the family. I bought the ingredients before L was born but hadn’t had a chance to make it. I love snacking and have been snacking like crazy since having L, thanks to nursing. This snack mix satisfies my sweet and salty cravings all at once. I’ve been enjoying it for my mid morning snack with the morning coffee that I never finish in the mooring and always have to reheat. This would also be perfect to serve at a halloween party or to put out to enjoy while passing out candy on Halloween!
Festive Pretzels (found at Target)
Cinnamon Chex Mix
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
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