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Home school and after school, kids online can access some great sites and games that are both educational and fun. This site reviews and links to the best, and also discusses some parenting articles and homework sites of interest to parents.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving 101

If you haven't already carved out your jack-o-lantern, there's a go-to site in case you need a little guidance, called Pumpkin Carving 101.

It's kind of fun to read about the background of pumpkin carving and to be reminded (or discover for the first time) that pumpkins aren't vegetables. If you don't believe me, look it up. I did, and the definition of pumpkin reads: A coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes.

At the site, you'll see photos showing exactly how to use stencils, and also a section on traditional pumpkin carving. It's informative and well-done; a site that leads to family time. Can't get much better than that!

If you'd like to read how people celebrate this time of year in another country, there's a true story you can read called Halloween in a Graveyard (by yours truly).


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