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Pumpkin Picking


Here's an obvious October activity: picking out pumpkins at your local patch. Have your kids scout out gourds of all shapes and sizes. For a fun family or party activity, have children try to guess the weight of your biggest pumpkin and award a small prize for the kid with the closest guess. Also, on the day of your pumpkin hunt, read a book about pumpkins to get in the spirit with your kids.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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