The Jolly Pumpkin & A GIANT Activity Pack

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.



2018-03-27T09:15:37+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Holidays|18 Comments


  1. Hil October 12, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great little package! Mine is just a little too young but I bet next year she will be ready!
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    • pk1admin October 12, 2015 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! Your little one might like the letter P page and could put objects on the circles? Hope you get some use out of it next year :0)

  2. Jenn Roberts October 12, 2015 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Love it! I should color more… and make my own fort where no boys and no kids are allowed! 😛 Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up!
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    • pk1admin October 12, 2015 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks! A mommy fort sounds awesome. I guess mine is the bathroom, although the no kids allowed rule doesn’t seem to stick. 🙂

  3. Emma October 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I never liked coloring until I had a child either. I think young children remind us that the product doesn’t have to be perfect – I know that’s encouraging to me! Thanks for sharing at The Thoughtful Spot!
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    • pk1admin October 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Trena Quesenberry October 13, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Thank you for the freebie! I’m doing homeschool preschool with my 4-year-old, she will enjoy some of these activities!
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    • pk1admin October 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      You’re very welcome, I’m so glad you stopped by! Let me know what you and her liked best! :0)

  5. Alison October 19, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    What a great activity!

    • pk1admin October 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you! <3

  6. Corinne October 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    What a great activity pack! I was laughing out loud while I read your post. I, too, am a left-brainer! Thanks so much for linking this up at Happy Home Life.
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    • pk1admin October 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Yay, left-brained mommas unite! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting!

  7. Melanie @ Tree Valley Academy October 21, 2015 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Loved the video. And I can definitely relate to sometimes getting more involved in kid type activities than my daughter lol :). It’s like having kids gives us a socially acceptable reason to play LEGO’s and build forts, etc. etc. 😛
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    • pk1admin October 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 I admit, I do a LOT of things in our homeschooling based on what I always wanted to do as a kid and never got to. But you know, kids feed off our energy and excitement so it’s totally ok to play lego’s or roll up our sleeves and play with the green slime too!

  8. Eva October 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I’m with you! I’m coloring every day! Princesses are my favorite, although boats can be fun too 🙂 I got some adult coloring books (like Mystical Mandala), but my kids want me to color with them their favorite coloring books. We will print out your Activity Pack. I like having something like that handy for transition times.
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    • pk1admin October 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      I’ve seen those adult coloring books but haven’t gotten one yet. My husband totally laughs at me when I color hahaha it’s so relaxing though! Glad you’re finding a use for the Activity Pack – let me know if something worked well or missed the mark! Have a great day 🙂

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