10 Things Pumpkin

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  1. Pumpkin Patches. 

How I love to do the yearly pumpkin picking. Here’s a collage of pickings past and present.

2. Pumpkin Crafts:

Paper Mache Pumpkins @ Read Oak Lane
Rock Jack-o-Lantern @ No Time for Flashcards
Finger Painting on a pumpkin@ The Homeschool Classroom

Pumpkin Mango Smoothie: Great after a Run!

3. Pumpkin Recipes:

Pumpkin Flax Seed Granola
Recipes and Linky Party this Fall @ So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler
Pumpkin Muffins
Very Cute Peanut Butter Pumpkins!
Pumpkin Seed Banana Muffins











 4. Pumpkin Pie:

 Add 1 tsp. of this pumpkin pie spice to a typical pumkin pie recipe in place of the spices called for.

 Pumpkin Pie is my favorite dessert. I do like chocolate as much as the next gal, but for some reason I can make pumpkin pies like crazy. So it’s something we look forward to all year.

5. Pumpkin Spice Mix:

Use this Spice Mix for all your pumpkin recipes this month. It has worked very well for me. I usually just add one tsp. to any recipe. Mix up a whole shaker and you’ll have it ready to add to pies and more! 

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice:

4tbsp. Cinnamon
2tbsp. Ginger
1tbsp. Cloves

This makes one shaker full. Have it ready to go for all your pumpkin pies and other pumpkin recipes! Be sure it is well combined then just add 1tsp. to any recipe.

*Use for: Pancakes, Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie, Candied Yams, Toppings for Eggnog or Cappuccino, and Granola!

Get all 10 spice mixes here with recipe cards.

6. Pumpkin Artwork:

Anna Harrington All Rights Reserved.

The above watercolor was easy to do. Try painting with watercolor pencils sometime. They are so easy because they are like colored pencils till you add the water. 

Here is a great tutorial on Pastels:
Pumpkin Pastel Tutorial @ Hodgepodge

7. Pumpkin Carving and Decorating:

Some Great Carving Links and Ideas:
Christian Pumpkin Carving Ideas from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Undead Pumpkins- Martha Stewart
Vine and Leaf Engraved- Martha Stewart
Monster Pumpkins- BHG
10 Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins- Sidetracked Sarah

8. Pumpkin Books:


Amazon.com Widgets

 * Great Unit using “Pumpkin Jack” from Homeschool Share.


9. Pumpkin Seeds and Gardening:

 Here are some recipes for baking your seeds after carving.  You can try planting some of those seeds in the fall after carving for a carving pumpkin and see what happens. But for a pie pumpkin go to the hardware store in the spring and get the right variety for pie so you can harvest in the fall for making pie. 
 Plant pumpkins and watch them grow. Study life cycles- many of the above books from #8 follow the life cycle of a pumpkin from seed to carving. 


10. Pumpkin Themed Unit Studies, Projects and Printables:

I Believe these are all Free!

From No Time for Flashcards (Preschool)-

Add my pumpkin pie spice mix to her playdough recipe and it would even smell like pumpkin ! I think all ages would like that:)

From Tabitha @ Meet Penny

From Homeschool Share:

Notebooking and other Pages on Pumpkins and Pumpkin Runner Resources. From Mama’s Learning Corner: Blank Pumpkin Writing Pages Linked up @

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings Hip Homeschool Hop Button
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