Good Night, Little Pumpkin from Tommy Nelson
Fall is such a fun time for our family! We love hay rides, pumpkin patches, and the Fall Festival at our church. The crisp air and yummy things to eat and drink make it that much more fun. Does your family have special fall traditions?
*Disclosure: I received a free copy of Good Night, Little Pumpkin from Tommy Nelson for review purposes. No other compensation was received and I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions are honest and my own.*
Good Night, Little Pumpkin is a sweet story about a young child named Milo. He is having so much fun that he is not tired! (I have two such young men!) He plays all kinds of fun games at the festival and has a wonderful time with his family and his friends. Right up until they find him sound asleep against a bale of hay.
Good Night, Little Pumpkin is full of fun activities that you can try with your child! Taffy pulling, apple grabbing, pin the tail on the donkey, bowling, and more. We made a fun little pumpkin hand print craft with a Laughing Cow cheese container. (If you are doing Trim Healthy Mama, you should have at least one! 🙂 )
We put a sweet little Pumpkin Poem in ours, here’s a link to the printable for the poem. Or you could make up your own together.
Pumpkin Hand Print and Poem Craftivity
You will need:
- one Laughing Cow Cheese container with the paper peeled off
- one green chenille stem or green paint for a white one
- paper masking tape
- one Pumpkin Poem print out, scissors, and a glue stick
- orange paint and paint brush
- brown paint
- brown or black marker
First, make sure all the outer paper is peeled off your container so the paint sticks. Next you cut your chenille stem in half, fold it in the middle and place it through one of the holes in the bottom of your container, and shape it a bit so it looks like a stem. Use paper masking tape to hold the chenille stem in place on the inside of the container. If you need to paint a white chenille stem green, do that now.
Next, paint the inside and outside of the bottom of your container and the top of your container orange. Let that dry. Print out your Pumpkin Poem and trace around it using the bottom of your container as a guide. Cut it out inside the traced circle so it fits. Glue it in when the paint is dry!
Finish up by using your marker to draw the ribs on the top of your pumpkin, write the date, then grab your little one and add the handprint!
Good Night, Little Pumpkin is a fun family book that will get your littlest learners excited about Fall! It’s so cute, I know you’ll love this preview!