Today is National Pumpkin Day, which falls on October 26th every year leading up to Halloween!
Some Pumpkin tidbits:
- Pumpkins can be grown on every continent except Antarctica
- The U.S. produces about 1.5 billion pounds of them each year.
- We usually celebrate National Pumpkin Day by carving a pumpkin in time for Halloween.
So what would Halloween be without pumpkin carving? If you have little ones, it gets tricky. Some tips from cloud mom dot com:
- Ask your kids what they want their pumpkins’ mood to be: happy, sad, spooky.
- Have them draw out face shapes on paper (make sure they’re not too small!).
- Have them tape the shapes onto the pumpkin and then YOU do the cutting and carving.
- It’s fun to talk to them about their pumpkin’s personality when you’re finished…and maybe even where they’re from and what they like to do.
- Don’t throw out the scraps! Toasting the pumpkin seeds is half the fun
Check out some more Pumpkin carving tips from National Geographic.
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