The topic of the week at Mommies Wise Little Bookworms is Pumpkins. To tell you the truth, I am a little tired of them. We have read probably ten different books about pumpkins in September and October. Our absolute favorite was this one:
If you decide to read only one book about the pumpkins, consider this book. It combines nicely a fact-based story with engaging drawing and simple text that appeals to young children.
We also made sure that we see actual pumpkins this year. Our papa didn’t want to go to a pumpkin patch, but we went to a farm and saw some pumpkins still on the vines. One of our neighbors grows a small vegetable garden in the front yard, and Anna made a lot of comments about his pumpkin. She can’t wait for it to become a jack-o-lantern.
Of course, we did many pumpkin crafts. Anna brought several pretty pumpkins from school – suncatcher, collage, pumpkin prints, etc. My favorite craft that we did at home was Anna’s take on Five Pumpkins Sitting On the Gate. The only thing that we didn’t do was actual pumpkin carving and eating pumpkin. My husband is not a big fan of either, but maybe he’ll change his mind next year.