This month our focus is on Pumpkin Books & Activities for September’s Monthly Crafting Book Club. If you have not heard of the Monthly Crafting Book Club we focus on a new book, series, or topic each month to do a craft on. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to further your children’s love of reading by incorporating a craft along with a book. I used to love the Berenstain Bears Prize Pumpkin book growing up by Stan & Jan Berenstain. Since we are celebrating all things Fall this week for the Autumn Equinox, otherwise known as Mabon, this is the perfect time for a pumpkin craft.
We had a big family Harvest Feast yesterday and decided to make some pumpkin name cards to help everyone find their seats at the table. Plus it gave a little decoration to the festivities. It was my first time hosting a big holiday dinner and I loved this extra touch that showed everyone to their seats without the awkward “where shall I sit” while everyone hovers around the table.
Have you seen the other crafts this year for the Monthly Crafting Book Club?
January –Ladybug Girl Wings
February – Giraffe’s Can’t Dance Craft
March – How do Dinosaurs
April – The Hungry Caterpillar
May – Camping Themed
June – Pinkalicious Series
July – Back to School Themed Books
August – Apple Related Book Crafts
September – Pumpkin Books & Activities
Join us next month for Pete The Cat series!
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- Orange & yellow construction paper
- Green pipe cleaner
- Glue stick & scissors
- Sharpie marker
- I folded a piece of orange construction paper into quarters.
- Trace or free hand draw an orange onto the paper.
- Use your scissors to cut it out.
- Fold the pumpkin in half and cut little slits along the folded edge, being careful to leave a few centimeters at the edge.
- Use the scissors to cut narrow yellow strips.
- Time for your children to help! Get them to help weave them in and out of the orange strips .
- Use as many yellow strips as possible, the more strips, the prettier the pumpkin, and nicer the weaving.
- Glue down the edges with the glue stick.
- Cut the pipe cleaner into pieces about an inch and a half long.
- Poke the end of the pipe cleaner through the top of the pumpkin and fold it up a bit on the backside to stay put.
- OPTIONAL: Write everyone’s names on the pumpkin to show them where to sit.
Pumpkin Place Card
- To use as place cards stick the finished pumpkin on the plates of those dining with you. Or weave it in between the tines of the forks.
Tomorrow we will make Pumpkin Muffins in preperation for the the Autumn Equinox this week. Then read more pumpkin books together!
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Other than the Berenstain Bears Prize Pumpkin, what are your favourite pumpkin books?
Monthly Crafting Book Club – September
Pumpkin Books & Activities
Don’t forget to check out what the other bloggers did this month!
Last October we did a pumpkin craft for September as well, but Happy Pumpkin Day Mouse.