We had an early visit to a nearby pumpkin farm this weekend and had so much fun. The weather was perfect, the boys were getting along, and there were no crowds! We couldn't have asked for a better day!
Our three year old got to ride the smallest pony,
while our six year old got to ride the largest pony!
Baby Girl said "Boo!"
All three kiddos sat in the pumpkins, although not all were happy about it!
Everyone found the perfect pumpkin. One was bumpy!
One was clean and smooth!
And the other was just the right size!
And of course, you can't pick out the perfect pumpkin without reading the perfect book! Perfect Pumpkins by Jeff Bauer is a non-fiction science reader by Scholastic. It is exactly like the book Amazing Apples, but of course is all about pumpkins instead! This book teaches readers that pumpkins are fruits, it also follows the growing plant from a sprout to a flower on a vine, and then a baby pumpkin (my son loved this part). At the end of the book readers learn about all of the different things you can cook with pumpkins. Of course, it mentions that you may even want to carve a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern!
This book has fantastic science vocabulary words and great photographs. I like the quick to read fun facts that are included on some pages and the captions to go with each picture. It is never too early to start reading non-fiction!