In the spirit of outdoor pumpkin fun, I looked back at photos from our pumpkin patch visit with Wild Thing two years ago, right after he turned 1. It amazes me to think that just two years later, we will head to the pumpkin patch this weekend with an almost 3 year-old and not quite 15 month old. As they say, time flies...
Even though we have not gone to the pumpkin patch yet, we are enjoying some creative, outdoor pumpkin fun in our own backyard and neighborhood that is absolutely free! No money spent, nothing special bought just a simple upcycle of our milk jug tops, which, conveniently, happen to typically be orange!
We are doing pumpkin hunts in our own backyard and on our neighborhood walks. A bonus to hiding these pumpkins and taking them along on walks is that it does not really matter if the pumpkins get lost. (On walks, I hide the pumpkins along the way and Wild Thing finds them on the walk bake home).
Another bonus is that these simple, homemade jack-o-lanterns offer is reinforcement of shape learning as Wild Thing would tell me if he wanted triangle, square, rectangle or circle eyes and noses. He also likes to match his jack-o-lantern milk caps with the jack-o-lanterns in this book we checked out at the library.
What pumpkin fun have you been having? Have you been to a pumpkin patch yet? Do you make jack-o-lanterns?
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