Do your kids think that pumpkins come from Walmart? If so, a trip to the pumpkin patch might be a good activity this fall.
We live in an entertainment-rich culture. From tablets to bounce houses, the world is a playground. But sometimes it is nice to do a simple activity as a family. One of our fall traditions is a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins. We have done this for years, and it is something we all look forward to. As a farm boy who is transplanted into the city, I love to get my kids out to experience agriculture. I want them to understand where food is grown, and I want them to enjoy vigorous activity that sometimes involves mud or dust.
What kind of memories do you enjoy making with your family? How do you connect them to nature and our agrarian heritage? What are your favorite fall activities?
Enjoy pumpkins? Here is our post from a few years ago:
Here is our post about shining Christ’s light at Halloween.