A Pumpkin Prayer is so sweet (and short so Mr. T’s attention stays put) that I know it will be a favorite for several Autumn seasons to come. The pictures are enchanting and engaging for toddlers and preschoolers, alike.
A Pumpkin Prayer is a perfect little board book for little ones who are learning to pray and learning to be thankful for all God’s many wonders in nature. Mr. T loves the little mice,who play their way through the many wonders and blessings of fall from crunchy leaves to pumpkin pie to “a God who loves me so”. I love the colorful illustrations and how the rhyming makes it easier for Mr. T to say it with me. I also love that it is seasonal without focusing on Halloween. It is a dear prayer for the whole family to enjoy while baking a pumpkin pie.
To correspond with our Pumpkin Prayer book, we are doing a tot unit on Pumpkins from Currclick, and adding a few fun activities of our own. We got some fall colored pom poms at Michael’s and have been using them to practice our pincer grasp. We will be doing some color sorting later this week. Of course, we always have to dump. Mr. T is, after all, all boy 🙂
We are also working on learning the Fruit of the Spirit. Mr. T has some issues with gentleness (all boy) so I though this was a good verse for us to work on. I made a little printable sheet (there is a link to it here) and we found some cute felt pumpkin stickers at Michael’s and I used a sharpie to write a character trait on each pumpkin. If you don’t have the stickers, you could print or draw pumpkins or other fruit to use this during other seasons.
This is his concentration face. Toddlers have the best facial expressions!
Here is our finished pumpkin patch, which is now hanging on our fridge so we can go over it at least once a day. I can’t wait to post the rest of our fun activities for this week and next week. If you have pumpkin activities, please share your links in the comments! We love learning together 🙂 Have a blessed week!
To use our “Fruit of the Spirit” pumpkin patch printable, click here. (It’s a Google doc so no sign up required)