First 5 Friday - Are you ready for Pumpkin Day?

Happy First 5 Friday! Here is a great way to start off your weekend as you READ, TALK and PLAY with your little ones!


READ: Start off your weekend as you read "It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond. Are you ready for Pumpkin Day? What would your Pumpkin Day include?

TALK: Take this time to talk to your little one about fall, pumpkins and what they think about "It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • If you had a Pumpkin Day, what would you do?

  • How would you decorate a pumpkin?

  • Encourage your little one to show you how by drawing a pumpkin on a piece of paper for them to color and decorate.

Suggested conversation questions about "It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond for children ages 0-3:

  • Can you make a silly face like the silly face pumpkin? Show me!

  • What is your favorite pumpkin that mouse painted?

Suggested conversation questions about "It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond for children ages 4-5:

  • Can you count the pumpkins in the book? Show me!

  • Can you make the different faces the pumpkins make in the book? Show me!


PLAY: Play with your little one this weekend by completing some, or all, of the items on First 5 Lex’s Fall Bucket List!


Fall Bucket List

  • Jump and play in a big pile of leaves.

  • Collect fallen leaves, acorns and pine-cones.

  • Find as many leaves of different shapes and colors as you can.

  • Stomp on crunch, fallen leaves.

  • Create a craft using the leaves you find.

  • Read outside.

  • Paint or carve a pumpkin.

Do you have items that we should add to our bucket list? Be sure to let us know!


Download your own First 5 Lex Fall Bucket List and other resources at https://www.first5lex.com/downloadableresources.


Please share pictures of the special memories you make with your little one on Facebook and Instagram at @First5Lex!

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