Friday, October 16, 2015

Pumpkin Fun!

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Last week we took the kids to the pumpkin patch. It's always fun to run around the pumpkin patch, take some adorable pictures, and bring home the perfect pumpkin (or 3!) I don't know about you, but I do not like carving a pumpkin. I know, it's weird, but I hate how they get gooey and rotten so quick after you cut into them. Plus, I have never been good at carving a picture on the pumpkin. However, since Kenzie is 3 now, I didn't want her to miss out on any of the traditional Halloween fun. I was just going to let her get creative and paint her pumpkin this year until I was at Target came across these adorable character pumpkin push-ins!
There were many different characters available (Elsa, Olaf, Mickey, Spider Man, Ninja Turtles, etc) but we are big Minnie Mouse fans over here, so thats what we went with. This was an adorable (and much less messy) alternative to carving the pumpkin! Plus it turned out SO cute!!
My favorite part of this experience is that without Kenzie even knowing it, I turned it into a language activity. We followed directions, practiced sequencing skills, used descriptive words, and requested up a storm! I couldn't help but think how this would make such a great therapy activity. Many parents don't realize how easy it is to work on speech and language skills with their children at home. You don't need fancy therapy materials, you just need to spend time and talk with your child! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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