I have to admit since going on this lifestyle change I haven’t had as many goodies… which is very good I know… but that means its hard when you have to bake goodies like these and not be able to enjoy them. I know the benefits and the reason or purpose behind my lifestyle change and it truly has blessed me and made me healthier, but my problem isn’t with the cookies themselves, it’s the fact that I just cannot have one. I am sure you can relate!!!
These definitely are not healthy just because they have pumpkin in them… but they are really good pumpkin cookies!
I simply melted some orange candy chocolate melts and scribbled some on it! I think it gives it a little bit more of a pumpkin flare!
Do you have a favorite pumpkin cookie recipe?? Here is another one that I share earlier on the blog that is made with a cake mix… just as good!
I need to add more real pumpkin into my life through other means… but cookies is always a good idea!!!
Happy Pumpkin Day!!
I hope you enjoy these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
Yesterday… I posted on Instagram an amazing book called, “The Spider and the Fly” by Toni DiTerlizzi. We have been studying spiders in our homeschooling since Halloween is coming up… we read this story and then we did some crafting. This book was a great because of the illustrations.. oh my goodness! They are gorgeous. If you get this book…. please read the letter from the Spider at the end of the story. It is hilarious!
We love this book!
“I always get my bug.”
After reading this book to Jayd I did some research on what to teach in homeschooling. As you can see I highly stress a reading curriculum. I love to read. I want to instill that into my children. The more you read the more you know!
She is a homeschool guru and gives much good information. I started listening to her podcasts and they are amazing! She is really giving me a clear understanding in how I would love to run my homeschooling. One thing she shares is, The Morning Basket. It is time set aside as a family to memorize, teach, uplift, learn, and grow. What you teach totally depends on your situation. I highly recommend starting with #1 and listening to them. I can’t wait to listen too more.
As I was running last night I listened to #2. I loved it! I am going to re-listen to it again tonight! And write down the things that I really want to incorporate into my homeschooling. This was my view as I was running and listening… not to bad… not too bad at all!
Okay so… the other day we were playing Family Trivial Pursuit and there was a question about a nursery rhythm. I did not know it. Sing a song of six-pence. I had to look it up to read it for the first time.
I decided to look up the Mother Goose Nursery Rhythms. I found this link in my research.
In Jayd’s homeschooling I have now decided to make sure she knows all of the Nursery Rhythms. The first one we have started with Itsy Bitsy Spider. We have started to sing the song. We found this adorable book by Keith Chapman, Itsy Bitsy Spider.
It’s a book about how the Itsy Bitsy spider is blown out the window and from animal to animal.
This book reinforces colors. It rhymes very nice too. I love how it comes back to the mom’s web!
Now… I am sure Jayd has heard this nursery rhyme from when she was a baby, but I am glad to teach it to her now and have her relearn it. Repetition is helpful in the learning process.
The next nursery rhyme that I found next on the previous link was,” I saw a ship a-sailing.” I hadn’t heard that one yet either!!! I decided it was a great one for the whole family to learn, since we will be heading off onto the boat next year!
I simply printed it off… (not pinterest worthy) but I wanted the girls to be able to draw the nursery rhythm onto the print. Here is a copy if you are interested in it…isawashipnr
I saw a ship a-sailing!
This is my husband sailing away in the Florida Keys!
He is earning his sailing certification. We are so excited!
step 1. teach all the nursery rhythms to my children. Do you know them all??
step 2. learn how to spell rhythms without messing it up!
Today for home school we talked about pumpkins. We borrowed from the library this cute little book called, “The Tiniest Pumpkin, by Janet Craig.” This was a great little read. It shares the story of waiting for Halloween to arrive and the right time to buy a pumpkin. They arrive at the pumpkin patch and find out that the pumpkins are all gone, except one… the tiniest pumpkin.
Don’t you just love tiny little pumpkins??
I really do.
This book was great for Jayd. This is a First-Start Easy Reader. Jayd does not know how to read yet, but we are practicing. The story line is great and simple.
In our classroom today… we did
shapes (circle) we cut out pumpkin shapes.
we talked about colors. We mixed red and yellow to make the tiniest pumpkin cookies.
we used scissors for cutting.
we talked about opposites. Big and Little. Tiny and Large.
we talked about the parts of a pumpkin.
Reinforcing our colors… red, yellow, and orange.
To make the cookies…
red and yellow food coloring
a place to get messy
Please let them get dirty and messy… its part of the creative process.
These cookies do really make the simplest craft. I did not spend hours in the kitchen making homemade sugar cookies (but I plan on doing that soon enough). The frosting was store-bought as well.
We had fun crafting and decorating… The Tiniest Pumpkin.
I love her lines from the pumpkin… handwriting reinforcement.
She has make-up all over her face and of course orange frosting.
She has the tiniest facial expressions! NOT!
“This easy reader contains only 48 different words, repeated often to help the reader develop word recognition.” (resource front cover of the book)
It is now time to go and get your tiniest pumpkin for Halloween. Enjoy!