Spend today focusing on family with a little pumpkin fun.
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If possible, go to a pumpkin patch (or the grocery store) and find a family pumpkin. Take it home and prepare for pumpkin fun.
- Have your children guess how many seeds are inside.
- Discuss how you will carve the pumpkin.
- Read a pumpkin themed story.
Don't throw the seeds away! Wash them and rid them from the stringy goo. Put the seeds in a bowl with 1 cup of water and a LOT of salt. Soak overnight. On the 31st, put the seeds in a colander to drain the salt water. Coat the seeds in a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Put seeds on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes--until golden and crunchy. Want a recipe that doesn't have to soak over night? Try these!
Carve your family pumpkin!
Now that your pumpkin is carved, spend some time on a cute pumpkin craft. I loved this one!
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I hope you enjoy some quality family pumpkin time with your little pumpkins!