Pumpkins Grow Brains in Children

Grandma's Pumpkin Patch

This weekend my family and two other families went to Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch.  What fun we had.  The day was like baby bear’s porridge.  It was pumpkin perfect.   We started our day with making a wooden heart container thanks to Home Depot.  I just love how they have free activities for children.  They were face painting children’s faces and doing a pumpkin toss.  We paid our admission and headed to the inflatable bouncy slide.  My oldest daughter head pushed my youngest daughter up to the top.  I was worried but it turned out just right.  They had a lot of fun.

Here is a list of other fun activities that they had.

  • Pumpkin toss
  • Place to put your head through to take a picture
  • Play equipment
  • Rocking horse
  • Hay pile Maze
  • Short Rope course
  • Cow ride
  • Chalk House
  • Haunted House that blows up
  • Feeding Goats and a space to wash hands later
  • Hay Ride
  • Buy hot fresh doughnuts
  • Purchase pumpkins

There are few other activities that we didn’t have time for in our day.  My youngest daughter loves chalk; so the chalk house was the best thing.  The walls are chalk boards in a house that is just the right size for children and adults.  Afterwards we ate yummy hot doughnuts.  I never knew that they can come in hot.  The hotness was wonderful.   We had a great time there.

So how does this all relate to the education?  For my daughters great things were happening.  We were growing connections in the brain and developing a new background experience.  The more experiences a child has the more their knowledge and their vocabulary will grow.  This will develop into reading skills later on.  This fall, I encourage you to go out and explore your neighborhood pumpkin patches and apple orchards with your children.  The best part is that you get to watch their faces as they explore.  Enjoy my little video clips.


Mrs. Berry


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