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Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving always bring to mind bright orange pumpkins for me, so I thought we’d explore that big orange winter squash.  This would be a great Theme Day to have just before you carve jack-o-lanterns as a family or before you attend a pumpkin festival or visit a pumpkin patch!

RHYMES:

INTRODUCTORY DISCUSSION:

One of the interesting things I learned while we had this Theme Day is that pumpkin is a fruit, not a vegetable, and is actually a berry!  (You learn something new every day!) For more information about pumpkins check here: http://www.thepumpkinfarm.com/faq.html

Print out the Family Theme Day Planner and decide which activities you’d like to do and in what order.

SONGS:

Pumpkins

For some preschool rhymes (and some that can be sung) check out this list: http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/pumpkins/songs.htm

 “Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater” is a common nursery rhyme.  Here’s a link to the poem: http://www.rhymes.org.uk/peter_peter_pumpkin_eater.htm

I couldn’t think of a song with pumpkins in it for older kids.  If you know one drop us a line at FamilyThemeDays@gmail.com or on Facebook.