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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere -- Book Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Parragon Books sent me a copy of this book free of charge. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As always I am providing links to the book for your convenience.

We get to share with you Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere by Smiriti Prasadam-Halls and illustrated by Lorena Alvarez. This is a simple book with fun and non-scary pictures about kids going to a pumpkin parade in their costumes. Hazel LOVES this book. I think she is a bit old for it, but she really loves it. The words are simple and she can read it to herself easily. The pictures are fun and colorful and friendly. 

http://www.amazon.com/Pumpkins-Everywhere-Smriti-Prasadam-Halls/dp/1474802419

The book has pumpkins with different expressions showing different emotions. It is great to help teach emotion awareness to young children and also is a fun book to get ideas for jack-o'-lanterns. Pumpkins are the obvious topic for crafts and ideas to go with this book so I thought I would do a round-up of my pumpkin posts and host a pumpkin link party!

We will begin with pumpkin crafts and activities using things other than real pumpkins (fake pumpkins are included here). (I have been having technical problems but links will be in later today!!)


1) Christian Jack-'o-lantern Cups
2) Christian Halloween Decorations
3) Paper Cut Pumpkins
4) Yarn Pumpkin
5) Paper Pom-Pom Pumpkin/Jack-'o-lantern
6) Pumpkin Patch Parable Pumpkin
7) Tissue Paper and Paper Jack-'o-lantern
8) Paper Strip Pumpkin (and Apples) & my version of the Pumpkin Fairy Story!
9) Pom-Pom Pumpkins
10) Candle Pumpkin
11) Egg Carton Pumpkin
12) Religious Pumpkin Magnet Craft Kit
13) Religious Pumpkin Prayer Ornament Craft Kit
14) Ribbon and Paper Pumpkins
15) Spider Pumpkin
16) Turkey Pumpkin
17) 5 Little Pumpkins Glove
18) Inside of the Pumpkin Craft
19) Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins
20) Jack-'o-lantern Light

Next Crafts with Pumpkins
1) Sticker Pumpkin
2) Painted Pumpkin
3) Pumpkin Exploration
4) Black and Gold Painted Pumpkin
5) Nail Polished Pumpkin
6) Black Lace Spider Web Pumpkins 
7) Happy Jack-'o-lantern
8) Toddler Painted Pumpkins
9) Indian Corn Pumpkin
10) Snow White Jack-'o-lantern
11) Gold Specked Pumpkins
12) Pumpkin Balance
13) World's Largest Pumpkin

Pumpkin Recipes
1) Pumpkin Pie
2) Pumpkin Pancakes
3) Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes
4) Pumpkin Muffins
5) Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins
6) Apple, Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
7) Native American Pumpkin Stew
8) Harvest Apple (Pumpkin) Soup
9) Pumpkin Bread

Some neat things I have seen on-line and around:
The teal pumpkin and what it means!! (Source: Mom.Me)
http://mom.me/blog/23297-what-it-means-if-you-see-teal-pumpkin-halloween/

 And Sticky Pumpkin Faces Stickers you can buy to put a face on a pumpkin without carving it!!(Source: Paper Source)
http://www.papersource.com/item/Sticky-Pumpkin-Face-Kit/2950.402/4071295626.html


And Assorted Belgian Chocolate Pumpkins (Source: Trader Joe's) How cute are these?
http://traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/2583


Now it is your turn. Share any posts you have about/with pumpkins.