Sunday, October 31, 2010

Letters to "The Great Pumpkin"

After watching "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" a few nights ago - I thought it would be fun to have my daughter write a letter to "The Great Pumpkin".  Because she is not writing anything beyond her name at this point in time, I just had her write "letters" (whatever letter, and however many she wanted, all over the page) to the Great Pumpkin.

In turn, the Great Pumpkin brought her a gift the following day . . .

Yep, a shiny new toothbrush (apparently the Great Pumpkin strongly believes in Dental Hygiene).

If your child is too small to write letters, another option would be to cut out letters from magazines and have them paste the letters on a page.

We liked using this pumpkin shaped lined paper, but you could easily make your own pumpkin shaped paper for this activity.


  1. I've just stumbled across 'Toddler approved' this morning and I'm beyond delighted that I did! I have a 6 year old who's bored with the usual format for doing his homework and an almost-3 year old who gets really bored watching him and not being able to join in. You've given me lots of inspiration for how I can excite both kids simultaneously and still get the dreaded homework done. Not only that but being able to keep the kids active indoors during the seemingly constant bad weather we get here in Ireland is a real challenge so all your wonderful activities are exactly what I've needed for too long. Thank you for sharing your ideas and for all the links to so many other great ideas on the web.

    1. So glad you found us Angela!! :) My kids are 6 and 3 too (plus a 16 month old).


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