Today has been all about pumpkins. We usually grab some from the supermarket when we get our shopping but this year we headed to a pumpkin patch. We headed to Hill Farm Farm Shop in Norfolk.
The field was full of all shapes and sizes of pumpkins and the children loved it. They ran around finding the perfect one (which I can tell you took some time) loaded them in a wheelbarrow and we headed back to the car. We got 6 pumpkins for £9, which is actually cheaper than we would have got from the supermarket and we had the fun of hunting for them.
We don’t make a big fuss over Halloween, but every year we do take the children Trick Or Treating to the neighbours and have a Halloween tea. We usually do some Halloween crafts during the half term and these are some of my favourite.
Toilet Roll Ghosts & Bats
There’s always a surplus of toilet rolls in our house, so I’m a great fan of toilet roll crafts. These are quick, easy and all the children can make them.
Who doesn’t love a biscuit?!? I use a shortbread biscuit and the design is simple and really effective. You can buy lots of great decorations from the supermarket to make it really simply for the children to do.
I’m a real sucker for hand/foot prints and I don’t think there’s a year that goes by that I don’t have prints of the children. This is great for younger children, but to be honest it’s a lovely thing at any age.
Create a spider using pipe cleaners and a lollipop – simple!
There’s also the compulsory pumpkin carving which the children love and then it all comes together for a Halloween tea by candle light!