Well, we had to leave the seeds out to dry overnight, before we could count and cook them.
Our first task: guess how many seeds there are and then count them.
If you recall, his initial guess was that there were 100 seeds. I printed off a 100 chart from here. Aikman placed one seed on each number, while saying each number (woo hoo! practicing counting to 100 -- he's almost got it, but he forgets that after 39 comes 40, and not thirty-ten).
After we finished counting the first 100, we then talked about how the numbers start back over, but we add one hundred in front. He then made it to about 120 before he got tired of placing the seeds out. For the sake of finishing, I helped him finish the second board, and we STILL had more seeds.
So, how many seeds did we have? Around 220. After we got to 200, he was DONE counting seeds, so we stopped.
Our second task: roasting the seeds.
We found a recipe for Halloween-y pumpkin seeds here.
The result: NOT-so-yummy roasted pumpkin seeds. Aikman did not like them at all. I thought that they smelled really great as they were cooking and tasted yummy at first, but, ugh, the tummy ache afterward!