What can grow in a garden, be turned into a variety of tasty foods, and be fun to play with? Did you think pumpkins?
It is October, which is a perfect time for pumpkins. And pumpkins do grow in gardens (like these two we grew in a pot this year).
Pumpkins can be turned into a variety of tasty treats (like the pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin seeds my family has made and enjoyed).
And pumpkins can be a lot of fun to carve, paint, and read about. Check out these 22 children’s books about pumpkins if you missed it!
But, another answer to what can grow in a garden, be turned into a variety of tasty foods, and can be fun to play with is…Potatoes!
Our family grew a lot of potatoes in our garden at our previous house. I loved having plenty of potatoes to enjoy ourselves and share with the local food shelf.
Potatoes are so versatile and can be made into many different tasty foods. Did anyone celebrate National Potato Chip Day this year?
Potatoes can also be a lot of fun to play with. Isn’t this potato creature interesting?
And you can even be a scientist with an a-maze-ing potato experiment!
But, have you ever thought of painting with potatoes?
Well, potato drop painting was the topic of the most recent post I had published on Hands On As We Grow. You can check out Messy Fun Potato Drop Painting for Kids (on Hands On As We Grow) if you are interested in seeing how my daughters created this masterpiece with potatoes and paint.
Will you try a potato drop painting?
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