First 5 Friday - Look! That Pumpkin is Huge!

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 "How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow" by Wendell Minor. Do you think you could grow the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen?

TALK: Take this time to talk to your little one about fall, pumpkins and what they think about "How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow" by Wendell Minor.


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • How big is the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen? Can you show me?

  • What is your idea of a perfect pumpkin?

  • Encourage your little one to show you as they draw the pumpkin.

Suggested conversation questions about "How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow" by Wendell Minor for children ages 0-3:

  • What is your favorite hot air balloon in the book “How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow” by Wendell Minor? Can you point it out to me?

  • What do you want to be when you grow up? Is it something that a pumpkin could be?

Suggested conversation questions about "How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow" by Wendell Minor for children ages 4-5:

  • If you could set a world record, what would you want to set a world record for?

  • What would you do with the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen? Would you make it into a boat or a pie?


PLAY: Are you looking for one last pumpkin craft before October ends? Learn how to make a popsicle pumpkin below!


Materials Needed:

  • 10-15 Popsicle Sticks

  • Glue

  • Orange Markers

  • Scissors

  • Black Construction Paper

  • Green Pipe Cleaner

How to Make a Popsicle Pumpkin:

  1. Color all of your popsicle sticks orange.

  2. Lay two popsicle sticks horizontally.

  3. Put a small amount of glue on two ends of a popsicle stick and glue the popsicle stick to the horizontally placed sticks.

  4. Repeat step 3 for the rest of the popsicle sticks.

  5. Cut two shapes out to represent a pumpkin's eyes.

  6. Cut a long shape out to represent a pumpkin’s mouth.

  7. Glue the pumpkin’s eyes and mouth to the flat side of the pumpkin.

  8. Curl your pipe cleaner around the marker.

  9. Glue the pipe cleaner to the top of the popsicle sticks. (This will go on the side above the eyes.)

  10. Enjoy your popsicle stick pumpkin!

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


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