Thursday, October 23, 2014

Celebrate Fall with a Visit to a Pumpkin Patch and Crafts

Remember when visiting a pumpkin patch meant picking out a pumpkin for Halloween carving?  Well you can still do that, but pumpkin patches have sprung up all over with a wide variety of fall activities for all ages.  I discovered all the fun of a pumpkin patch visit last weekend when we visited Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch in the Kansas City area.
In the photo above my granddaughters Kate and Emily stop so I can take their photo by a pile of pumpkins.  The pumpkin patch had many different photo op spots throughout the area.  There were those cute wood cutouts where kids can stick their heads through the holes and look like a farmer, cowboy or even a pumpkin.  There were also lots of fall decorations with places for the kids to sit while you took their photos. This photo shows the girls running out of a maze made of corn stalks.
The pumpkin patch that we went with our granddaughters also had lots of animals for the girls to feed or pet.  There was a pen of goats and also other enclosures with ducks, rabbits and chickens.  

There was lots to do for the girls including a ride on a train, tractor tricycles to race, and places to climb.
This big rocking chair was a hit with the girls.
After taking plenty of time to let the girls run around we stopped at the donut hut for some delicious pumpkin donuts.  There was also a fudge shop where we purchased some fudge to take home with us.  Of course we couldn't forget to get our pumpkin so before we left we hopped on the wagon for a ride down to the field where all the pumpkins were growing to pick out some special pumpkins to bring home and carve.

The trip to the pumpkin patch was a great success.  It was so much fun watching the girls enjoy the day.  If you are looking for a fun activity for a fall day I would suggest looking for a pumpkin patch to enjoy the treats of the season in the great outdoors.

Fall Crafts

When we got back home from the pumpkin patch it was time for some quiet time so the girls colored some wooden masks that I had gotten from a craft shop.  Here are several links to some fall crafts that would be great for all ages.
Easy Pumpkin Craft
Halloween Crafts
Here are the girls with their newly colored witch masks.

4 comments:

  1. What a fabulously fun place! It looks like it was quite a beautiful day for your outing too. I can't get over how old your granddaughters are now. I have enjoyed watching Kate and Emily grow up. They are truly beautiful little girls! I love all of the photos, but especially the big rocking chair. It looks like they visited the Land of the Giants. Thank you for sharing your special fall moments with us.

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  2. What a fun outing! I haven't been to a pumpkin patch since I was a little kid. Your granddaughters are so precious!

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  3. I love pumpkin patches. The pumpkin farm i've gone to over the last 2-3 years seems to be closed. I'm so sad about it. But you can bet I'll still get and carve a pumpkin.

    What gorgeous photos of two very happy girls! Adorable!

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  4. What a fun day you had with your darling granddaughters. I'll have to tell my Kansas City son about this place. His 5-year-old would love it.

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