Thanks to my older sister for having me here today! Like Lorie, we love reading and doing projects at our house. We started by reading The Night Before Halloween. It's written from the monster's view point as they get their haunted house ready for Halloween. Wing's "The Night Before..." series is one of our favorites. They are poems set to the same pattern as the real "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem.
For the project, I drew a pumpkin shape on a piece of paper and they painted watered down glue onto it. Next, I cut a strip of orange crepe paper for each child, but you could also use tissue paper or construction paper. They cut the strips into little squares and stuck them on. A simple project, but it kept them busy (and more importantly, quiet) for quite a while!
Pumpkin Carving Poem to it.
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