The two pumpkins growing in our own sad little patch, are still quite green, and neither seems to have a face. So, the little ones made their own snow pumpkins out of paper plates, using glue, tissue, and construction paper.
We used water down glue, instead of glue sticks, so they could "paint" the glue on to the plates, and then they pressed on orange tissue paper, and glued on the construction paper stems.
When their pumpkins were dry, they added on faces with pumpkin seeds, pom poms, and googly eyes.
Finally, I helped them pull apart a few cotton balls to glue on for snow.
The older children, cut a paper snowflakes, to place around the pumpkins, just like in the story.
And, while the children would love to see an early snow, I'm hoping, for the sake of our real pumpkins, that it stays in the mountains for a few more weeks.
It's great to be a homeschooler.