Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Storytime

It was a beautiful day to visit the pumpkin patch.
As families arrived I recruited a few parents to participate in the story I would be telling.
After everyone picked their pumpkin from the field they came back for a snack and story.
The story is called The Big Pumpkin that I did last week.
Today I thought of having costumes to identify the characters but instead I made picture cards for the participants to wear around their neck.
It was a lot of fun - the parents really got into their roles.
Here is the video, sorry that the sound isn't the best so if you want to know the story go back to this post.
We are so lucky to have this wonderful farm open to the public.  
The children also fed the chickens and had fun playing in a hay maze.
Shannon, the owner, does a fantastic job decorating for the season.
When the children were leaving they received a copy of the poem "Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate" with five coloured chips, a crayon to decorate the chips and a gate.  Now they can retell the poem at home.
 Shannon, thanks again for a fabulous day at your pumpkin patch. 
See you next year.