It wouldn’t be October if I didn’t visit a pumpkin patch or two. This year we beat our record and went to four pumpkin patches. We definitely got caught up in the hype of the holiday, but I don’t regret it one bit. We enjoyed the hay maze, train rides, pony rides, and of course, the variety of pumpkins.
Pumpkin Patches We Went To
- Spina Farms in Morgan Hill, CA
- Farmer John’s in Half Moon Bay, CA
- Pastorino’s Farm in Half Moon Bay, CA
- Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay, CA
After that many pumpkin patches, the question is what to do with all of the pumpkins you bring home? Well if your toddler is like mine, she’s begging to paint the pumpkin (thank goodness she doesn’t know what carving is yet). But may I offer a somewhat less messy option with an educational spin? Keep scrolling to see a fun pumpkin decorating project for toddlers and young kids.
Taupe wool hat – Topshop via Poshmark | Sunglasses – DIFF eyewear | Black maternity dress – Ingrid & Isabel | Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag via Poshmark | Rose gold watch – c/o Daniel Wellington | Black leather ankle boots – Alexander Wang via Poshmark
…and on to the pumpkin decorating!
This decorating option is dead simple, all you need is some foam alphabet stickers. We picked up some ones from the craft store. I sat down with Avery and let her pick out one letter at a time. As I peeled off the sticker, we practiced the name and sound of the letter and then I let her pick a place to stick it. I also made sure to spell out her name on one side. It takes about as long to do as your toddler’s attention span will last so it’s just perfect.
Did you visit a pumpkin patch this year? What’s your favorite thing to do there?