Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Storytime

Each year we make a trip to the pumpkin patch. 
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We have a couple of farms that host tours but we have always
gone to Shamrock Farms.
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Shannon, the owner, loves Hallowe’en about as much as I do. 
She decorates the barn inside and out and she shares her knowledge
of the many varieties of pumpkins with us.
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She lets us feed her chickens and goats, which is almost more
exciting for the children than picking a pumpkin.

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The farm also has space for us to set up an area for snacks and
stories.  This year I decided to act out the story “Room on the Broom”. 
Here in the picture I’m quickly giving instructions to the grown-ups
whom just volunteered to take part.

I premade the headbands at school.  I found the images at
Making Learning Fun.
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One parent volunteered to read the story, she stood behind the
children, the actors (parents and grandparents) just had to act it out. 
It was a lot of fun and I’m very thankful and impressed when the
grown ups volunteer not fully aware of what will happen.
Hope you enjoy the video.