Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun!! (lots of pictures!!)

On Tuesday, October 19th, we had our field trip to the pumpkin patch!!  Wow, what a fun day!  The kids all did really great, and had a lot of fun!  I wish we could have stayed a little longer, but we still enjoyed the time!  One of the highlights - was riding the SCHOOL BUS!!!!  We sang the entire way to the pumpkin patch, our favorite songs - and even some new ones our class "wrote".  One favorite was "We're on our way to the pumpkin patch, the pumpkin patch, the pumpkin patch, we're on our way to the pumpkin patch, so early in the morning!" 

Once we were finally at our destination - THE PUMPKIN PATCH!!!!!  - we hopped on a hayride for a tour of the farm!  We learned about the turkeys that they raise, the wildlife the owners have seen on their property, how to grow WORLD RECORD giant pumpkins and about different breeds of cows!  It was a foggy day, but not too cold and not rainy.  After our hayride, we were dropped off by an awesome pumpkin catapult!  The kids learned how the catapult works and got to see a pumpkin fly through the air and land SPLAT, right in front of them!!  Then we learned how to properly pick corn...step 1 - introduce yourself and reach out your hand, step 2 - shake "hands with the corn" and twist and pull down, step 3 - tell the corn "thank you".  We also learned the difference between gourds and pumpkins - and then, finally...we got to pick out our pumpkins, a gourd and an ear of corn!!!  So fun!!

Enjoy the pictures of our 2010 Pumpkin Patch trip to Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch

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