On a recent trip to the grocery store, we were delighted to discover
the pumpkins had arrived! Yipee!
Better yet, they weren't your typical, shiny grocery store sugar pumpkins...
Oh, no - these little gems were cheerfully coated in a layer of pumpkin patch grime,
just begging to be scrubbed!
As soon as we got home, Elise gathered her supplies and went to work:
This activity should more appropriately be titled "pumpkin spraying"
because that is without a doubt the part that two-year-old Elise likes best
- after the pumpkin, of course. ;)
My girl is completely enamored with that little, orange squash,
greeting it each morning with a kiss
and calling out a "Good bye, pumpkin!" every time we leave the house!
Spray, scrub, dry
Even though out little sugar pumpkin has been quite clean for several days now,
Elise continues to enjoy the whole process.
That makes this Montessori mama happy because
nothing beats scrubbing for strengthening little fingers!
If you're uncomfortable about all that soap and water inside,
That's what we did last year, and it was a HUGE hit!
Happy 1st day of October, friends!