The AdventureEvery fall we enjoy picking apples as a family and a favorite spot is Windy Ridge Orchard. The orchard provides flavorful apples, amazing fall views, and lots of fun extras like farm animals, a playground, and sweet treats.
Before arriving we talked to Big Brother about what an orchard is, a place with lots of fruit trees. He remembered last year and couldn't wait to get to the apples.
Little Brother and Big Brother both enjoyed the wagon ride.
Mmm, Big Brother enjoys the first bites and Little Brother enjoyed his first tastes.
As we were there a little later in the season, a lot of the best apples were up high.
One of the best treats for Big Brother was the "cow" ride which loops through the orchard.
When we got home we read Picking Apples, Picking Pumpkins by Amy & Richard Hutchings.
The Project: O is for Octopus
O could have been for orange, either in a color collage or orange prints. But, although sounds haven't been the focus of our adventures, when I mentioned "orange" he told me he couldn't hear an /o/ sound in the word. Since we had also done orchard with the same /or/ sound at the beginning for orchard, I decided to switch it up last minute.
We have an octopus shaped massage tool which we decided to dip into orange paint.
Big Brother used it to see what different patterns it could make. First he tried making dot patterns.
Next he found he could turn it in order to make a large circle, or as he called it, "O."
After painting I couldn't resist playing on the octopus theme a little more. For dinner he had an octopus hot dog in an ocean of peas with apple waves. While we ate we listened to "An Octopus's Garden" by the Beatles.
It's always fun to make our letter fun go in lots of directions!
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