The Jolly Pumpkin

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve jumped on the all-things-fall-themed bandwagon and got my pumpkin on with this super cute video and GIANT activity pack.

Honestly, I’m not quite sure what’s happening to me in this season of my life. I wonder if I just didn’t get to color enough when I was a kid. I’m sure making up for it now, though. This momma busted out the Crayola’s and colored the artwork for this cute poem I made up this week. And since my videos are for kids, it works out perfectly that I draw like one!

drawing pumpkins

“Girls, don’t bug mommy – she’s coloring!”


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I’m definitely not one to boast creative and artistic talent. I’ve always been labeled as a left-brain logical type of gal. But as I teach my kids new things every day, I’m starting to accept that it’s ok to learn new things myself. Can you relate? What new things have you been learning lately?

I really hope you like this video and all the activities that go with it. I pretty much stole every minute I could over the weekend to finish it up. My poor family has to deal with my obsessive side sometimes. 🙂 I did take a break long enough to go as a family to a pumpkin patch for a friend’s birthday party.

My little one found her own Jolly Pumpkin

My little one found her own Jolly Pumpkin

Again, I let myself “be creative” and put together some quick costumes for my older girls as I had neglected to plan ahead for the come-in-costume party. My 6 year old is all about AntBoy right now. I just can’t resist blessing their little hearts.  So mommy got out the spray paint, chalk, plastic tablecloth and “right brain” ideas to make her an AntGirl costume in 20 minutes. I’m pretty proud of myself for whipping this up in minutes. It looks way better with the cape, but I didn’t want her stepping all over it while she was playing so it’s not in this picture.

My AntGirl & Kitty Cat (AntGirl is missing her cape, it kept getting in the way)

My AntGirl & Kitty Cat (AntGirl is missing her cape, it kept getting in the way)

 

Here's one of her with her plastic tablecloth cape. She loved that thing! Cracked me up :)

Here’s one of her with her plastic tablecloth cape. She loved that thing! Cracked me up 🙂

Well take a break and watch this cute story that will hopefully spark some creative writing in your littlest ones and enjoy these printables. I’ve also created a family Jolly Pumpkin board game with printable dice and game pieces. My girls and I had so much fun playing it together. We even played it with some friends who came over for dinner. So much fun!

Chloe playing The Jolly Pumpkin Game with our friends.

Chloe playing The Jolly Pumpkin Game with our friends.