Monday, October 18, 2010

From the archives: "Things to Make with Pumpkins"

This is from September 2007, three years ago; Crayons was in the first grade.

Things to make with PUMPKINS
Expecting a recipe? (They're at the end.)

No, this is a word game Crayons and I made up during school this morning. Take the letters in PUMPKINS and make as many new words (two letters or longer) as you can. We found 25 reasonable words plus a couple of other questionable/obscure ones. Can you find more than that?

(One to get you started: Crayons found "punk." When I asked her if she knew what that meant, she started dancing. I think Daddy's been playing a few too many rock albums.)

P.S. If you're doing this kind of game with younger children, it helps to use some kind of moveable letters--like Scrabble pieces or fridge letters. We have a container full of alphabet erasers that we use for spelling games.

P.P.S. If you're really looking for pumpkin recipes, check out Carnival of the Recipes: The Great Pumpkin edition. Or some of the Dewey's Treehouse favourites: Pumpkin Bars, Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Pumpkin Butter Pie, Pumpkin Butter, Fluffy Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread (or Cake).

1 comment:

Expatriate Chef said...

Thank you for the link!

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