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Pumpkin Adventures with Kids

Lisa Ely gives us tips to get kids excited and educated about the pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!

Create a Scavenger Hunt for Your Kids When Shopping for Pumpkins:

  • Find a pumpkin the size of your hand
  • Find a pumpkin the size of your face
  • Find a pumpkin with a long straight stem
  • Find a pumpkin with a curled stem
  • Find a bumpy pumpkin

Increase their Pumpkin Knowledge:

  • The Stages of Pumpkin Growth
    • Seed
    • Sprout
    • Vine
    • Flower
    • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin pollination
  • Color changes during growth.
  • Different pumpkin varieties

Pumpkin Facts & Trivia:

  • Pumpkins are technically a fruit, family Cucurbitacae
  • Pumpkins are completely edible
  • Pumpkins are grown on 6 continents, Antarctica is the only one that pumpkins are not grown on.
  • The average pumpkin has 500 seeds
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water
  • There are over 45 different pumpkin varieties
Little girl with cowgirl hat on walking through a pumpkin patch.

How to Make Pumpkin Slime:

  • Cut top of pumpkin off
  • Clean out pumpkin
  • One bottle of White or Clear Glue
  • Baking Soda
  • Contact Solution
  • Pumpkin Guts

Pumpkin Carving Tricks:

  1. Draw out your design on a piece of paper. Once you have a design you’re happy with, tape the paper against your pumpkin.
  2. Using a fork, poke the outlines of the design so it indents into the pumpkin. When you remove the paper, there will be holes outlining your design.
  3. Using a knife, carefully cut out the design by following the fork-hole outline.
  4. Done! Put a tealight candle in the base of your pumpkin and enjoy the spooky scenes!

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