Still have pumpkins lying around after Halloween? Here are some ideas for how to put them to use before tossing them out.
Create a simple bowling game for your children. You don't have to use toilet paper rolls, bottles or other household objects will work just fine.
Gather some paint. Let the pumpkin be the canvas while your child is the artist.
If you are feeling extra brave, let your child smash the pumpkins. If your child is younger, go ahead and smash the pumpkin before allowing them to explore the guts inside. Take this time to teach your child about seeds and how we grow plants and foods.
Katie Zink, Infant-Toddler Family Specialist