We just completed the fifth week of our fall story time, next week will be our last session. We have had a great time with the children. This week we read, “The Pumpkin Patch Parable” by Liz Curtis Higgs, This is the story of a farmer who grows many kinds of vegetables, but his favorite is the pumpkin. The children can see how pumpkins develop from the seeds planted in the soil to the various shapes and sizes of bright orange pumpkins. The farmer shares his pumpkins with his neighbors by making jack-o-lanterns out of some of them.
The story time children decorated a real pumpkin that was given to them by Miss Laurie. Next we decorated an empty water/milk cartons by creating faces with different shapes of black masking tape. An orange glow stick was inserted into the cartons and when turning out the lights we had a variety of glowing jack-o-lanterns. An extra glow stick was sent home with each child so they could have a lighted jack-o-lantern on Halloween.