Monday, December 13, 2010

A Homeschool Halloween!

I'm playing some major catch-up today! The Friday before Halloween we invited several sweet friends over for a little Halloween Harvest celebration. We don't really do any of the spooky, scary traditions associated with Halloween, but we love dressing up in God-honoring costumes, playing games with friends, and of course, indulging in a little chocolate. At that time I was about seven or eight weeks pregnant and headed straight for the couch as soon as the house cleared out. I stayed there for about four more weeks :-). Therefore, I'm playing a little blog catch-up so I don't forget how fun this morning was for the kids and I.

As everyone arrived we ooohed and aaahed over Buzz Lightyear, fairy princesses, Indians, Spiderman, firemen, Strawberry Shortcake, and the like. Each little one was cuter than the next! Melissa read The Pumpkin Parable to the kids, which is a really sweet story.

Then she got out her Mystery Box and passed it around the circle of kids. Each one had to put their hand in and try to guess (without peeking - which was a major challenge for the under-four crowd) what the box contained. It was a lot of fun!

Then the kids headed for the playroom for a quick round of "Pin the Smile on the Jack 'o Lantern" before returning to the kitchen to decorate pumpkins. We shared lots of delicious food and had the chance to encourage one another in our homeschooling pursuits as the kids played. A fun tradition was born that day, and to be honest, we're not sure who had more fun... the kids or the mommies?

"Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor - it is the gift of God."
Ecclesiastes 3:13

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