I love Halloween. We got married right before Halloween and I remember having dreams that I forgot, not some important wedding detail, but that I forgot to put out the Halloween decorations. They are my favorite decor and I think I passed that on to Bryce because he starts asking in the beginning of September to put them out and always picks them out when we go to rummage sales.
I saw this on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to try it with my Sunday School kids. We did a test run at home and I had the kids paint a white paper orange. I liked the texture this gave to the pumpkins, but figured it wouldn't dry in time for Sunday School so I just used colored construction paper.
I chose to go through each step with the kids (as much as you can with 10 kindergartens.) So, for example, I started out by saying, "Cut a large oval or circle from your orange paper for the pumpkin." I also gave them the option to draw the shape on their paper before cutting it out. Some followed my directions (and example) and other chose to do their own thing for parts.
Printed poem is a free download from Happy Home Fairy.
I LOVE how they turned out! I am so amazed that even though they were all given the same supplies and directions, they all look so different. Totally my favorite part. The kids used to have an art teacher that would "fix" everyone's project so each one looked exactly the same. Thankfully she is now retired.
One of our favorite Halloween books is Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins and it would be a perfect book to go with this activity.