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Cooking Pumpkin

Published on October 3, 2012 under fall
Wednesday’s are usually our cooking day and today was no different .  Chef Randy and the kids made two ingredient pumpkin cookies. So yummy and so easy to make . If you have wanted to try cooking with your child at home, this would be a great recipe to start with.

makes 2 dozen


  • 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
  • 1 box spice cake mix

How to Make

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix your pumpkin and cake mix together in a medium bowl until there are no more lumps.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until edges start to golden.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes on your baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  7. Frost if desired.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Aiden’s mom , Kathryn , came to play today.  Thanks so much !

I have heard people say ” should we be teaching them to write their name at home?” You dont see worksheets coming home with traceable letters on them so how does it all happen ? How do we go from not writing to being able to write our names and other words ?


Look at all that writing practice going on. All initiated by the children in their real life play experiences.

Ms Dallas also took the kids on a nature walk looking for signs of fall.  They looked for yellow leaves, rough bark, smooth rocks and many other things. So many things can be experienced on a nature walk and so much rich vocabulary can be used to explain what we see.  This is the second ” short” walk with small groups we have taken.  We havent taken a walking field trip yet but will soon. On these small walks Ms Dallas is explaining how we have to walk together as a close group to be safe and how walking with a partner is good.  Other things we do on walks are freeze when we see or hear a car coming…we dont continue walking .  We also look both ways before crossing a street and listen for cars we may not see.  Soon we will walk to the park as a large group ( just for fun !) and  this practice will come in handy.



Till next time !


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