Teach your kids while having fun at the local pumpkin patch with this fall Family Home Evening lesson and activity. With all the ideas you'll need, you can have a fun family night activity with very little stress.
Halloween is a great time of year for fun. There is so much to do with the corn mazes, fall festivals, trunk or treat activities, and pumpkin patches.
It's also a great time to spend a little family time together enjoying the weather and the activities. If you can use those moments to teach your kids lessons, that's a win-win for everyone.
Today I'm sharing an easy and fun family night activity and family home evening lesson that's perfect for some Halloween family fun.
"But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have neglected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)
Start by taking your family to the nearest pumpkin patch. As the kids wander around looking at the different pumpkins, make little comments pointing out the differences in the pumpkins. Let each child pick out the "perfect" pumpkin.
When you get home, ask each child to tell the family why he or she chose that particular pumpkin. Was it the biggest? Was it the roundest? Was it the orangest?
Talk about how each pumpkin has different characteristics. Each person does to. Every person in the world is different, no two are alike. Not even twins. Everyone has their own unique qualities.
It is our job to walk around the world and see the good in everyone. Just like each pumpkin, each person has good. It is our job to find that good in those around us.
Let each child decorate their pumpkin. You can gut and carve the pumpkins, paint them, or whatever way is best for your kids and family space.
If you don't have the time or space to decorate pumpkins, you can print out this pumpkin coloring page and let the kids decorate it with pom poms, stickers, crayons, and whatever else you have on hand.
If you aren't doing something too messy, make some Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies, or Pumpkin sugar cookies for dessert. If the mess is too much, something simple like Hershey kisses with pumpkin faces is a quick and easy treat for the family.
If you are planning a pumpkin Halloween party, find more ideas and free printables here: