Pumpkin Day

My name is Sarah and I am a children’s author. I am so excited to share this day with you all. We are going to start the day by making some salt-dough decorations. Next, we will be making some delicious pumpkin face fairy cakes. Then we will be carving our pumpkin and getting creative with some face painting too. We will be finishing the day with my brand new Halloween story ‘The Witches Brew’.

9.30am Activity:
Salt Dough - Halloween Decorations

Let’s get messy in the kitchen to make some decorations for our Halloween celebrations.


Sarah shares step by step how to make some salt dough Halloween decorations. If you don’t have any cutters you could print out pictures and copy the shapes using a knife.

This activity supports children’s creativity, mathematical development as they weigh ingredients. It also teaches them about working together and develops their communication and language. This fun activity teaches children about different celebrations and how people celebrate in different ways.

10.30am Activity:
Pumpkin Face Fairy Cakes

Come and join Sarah as she makes some delicious treats for Halloween.


Sarah shares step by step the recipe and how to create these tasty pumpkin inspired fairy cakes. This activity supports children’s mathematical development, language and communication and creativity. It supports their independence to design and come up with their own ideas.

1:30pm Activity:
Pumpkin Carving

Join Sarah and Eva for some Halloween fun and pumpkin carving!


This activity is a great opportunity to talk to your child about all this seasons traditions. Cutting with knives and tools helps children to develop their fine motor skills and teaches them about how to be safe and careful with new tools. It is a such a fun activity and the finished pumpkin always lights up a dark room at this time of year making it really feel like Halloween.

2:30pm Activity:
Face Painting

Join Sarah for some fun face painting. I wonder what Halloween character Sarah will decide to be? What is your favourite Halloween character to dress up as?


Talk to your child about Halloween and all the characters associated with this time of year. Witches, wizards, cats, spiders, vampires, ghosts, goblins and many more. If you have face paints you can paint each other’s faces. You can choose to just dress up as your favourite Halloween character too.

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Story time:
The Witches Brew

Join Sarah as she shares her brand new story written especially for Halloween.

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