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Carve a Jack-O-Lantern

>Happy Halloween! Make a jack-o-lantern to greet trick-or-treaters. Cut the top off a pumpkin. Cut at an angle so you can place the top back on as a lid. Scoop the seeds and stringy bits out of the pumpkin using a spoon or scoop. (Make sure you use a special pumpkin carving knife safe for

>#274: Crack Mud Puddle Ice

>Brrr. It’s chilly in the mornings! Crack the thin layer of ice on top of a mud puddle. Make sure you wear water proof boots! Safety First: Make sure the mud puddles are not deep because the water will be very cold! Do NOT do this on ponds or lakes. Make this a family activity:

>#272: Illustrate Your Favourite Story

>Do you have a favourite story? Illustrate (draw pictures) to go with the story. It doesn’t matter if the story already has pictures, create your own! Make this a family activity: Get everyone together to illustrate their favourite stories. This activity promotes visual-language connections as well as creativity.

>#270: Library

>Get out of the house and go to the public library. Take a look around. Libraries often have events for children that are free or cheap. As well, they have magazines, computers, music, stories on tape, movies, and of course, lots of books! If you can’t find what you want or need ask a librarian