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Indian Trail ASP in the Fall of the Moment
Fall is here, but the frost is not on the pumpkin! With this knowledge, the children in Indian Trail After School Program and their group leaders went to work brainstorming what they could put on the pumpkin.
Groups 3, 5, and 6 wanted to go with the "fright factor", so they painted with black and added bat wings! Others chose to put in vampire teeth for a mouth and painted their pumpkins very creepy and scaly.
Group 4 went environmental and had a mini lesson on what's inside a pumpkin. They scooped out the insides, leaving a few seeds, filled the pumpkin with dirt,and topped it off with a viola. This made a wonderful table accent and, later, the pumpkin seeds can grow out of the top!
Groups 1 and 2 cut out facial features of cats and owls from sticky-back foam pieces which were then put on the pumpkins. With the addition of the google eyes, these finished up so cute. The groups had such fun with the 90 small pumpkins welcoming us to Fall:
"Jolly wolly pumpkin face,You're happy tell us why.
I'd rather be a pumpkin face, And not a pumpkin pie!" -- (Anonymous)
Written by: Nancy Adams, Indian Trail ASP coordinator
Posted: Oct 31, 2014 by Karen Smith