Thursday, October 26, 2017

Quick Tips: Pumpkins and Jesus

With Halloween just a few days away, author and speaker Crystal Bowman shares her ideas on talking to children about the holiday.

Quick Tips: Pumpkins and Jesus

Whether or not you choose to participate in

Halloween, your kids will be aware of the 

holiday. Our secular society loves this 

holiday because it means big sales for the 

stores. Costumes, candy, and eerie 

decorations fly off the shelves in October. 

 Is there a way we can tie Jesus into this 

somewhat demonic holiday? Yes! Let’s talk 

about pumpkins.

· Take your kids to pick out their own pumpkins from the grocery store or pumpkin patch, and bring the pumpkins home.
· Have a pumpkin carving party with your kids. As you help them scoop out the pulp and clean the inside, talk about how Jesus cleans us on the inside by forgiving our sins.
· Once the pumpkin is cleaned and carved with a happy face, place a candle inside and light the pumpkin. Just as the pumpkin glows from the light of a candle, our lives can glow with the light of Jesus. 

This mini-lesson about pumpkins and Jesus is 

told in my colorful board book My Happy 

Pumpkin by Zonderkidz.  No matter how dark 

the world is, Jesus is the light that always 


Crystal is an educator, mother, grandmother, author and speaker. She has written over 75 books for children. Here are some of Crystal's books:

To find out more about Crystal, how she got started writing and to learn more about her books, visit her Facebook pagewebsite or Amazon page

Other quick tips you might enjoy:
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Sister Day
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
Preparing a Child's Heart for Easter
Showing Kindness Every Day
Fresh Starts
Keeping Your Mind Strong

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