While we were at the berry patch, I remembered another perfect book for this topic. We have this one too, I think, but didn't pull it out to read yet. It is The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood. I just did a quick Google search and found some activities for this book.........click here (scroll down)........and here (free printable activity sheet). There are lots more out there..........just type in the title on Google and you'll find a bunch.
We had a perfect day to go berry-picking. The weather was perfect. A fun surprise was that the berry patch also has a fantastic playground which our children could play on for $1 per child. Actually, playground isn't even a term that is accurate to describe it. There were so many cool buildings to explores, logs to climb, etc. We are definitely heading back there this fall for pumpkin picking and a hay rack ride. I didn't take very many photos without children.........just this one of a little hand picking berries.
And this one of our lovely berries. My oldest son has eaten a TON of these already, just plain. As soon as I publish this post I'm going to do a Google search for strawberry recipes. I was thinking I might attempt strawberry jam, but I'm not sure we picked enough. And frankly, I'm kind of intimidated about making jam. One of these days..................
A final lament..........I am chomping at the bit to be able to show a bunch of great home dec projects I've finished up. DH was going to hang them tonight so I could photograph them, but by the time we had time to do it, it was past 9:00 p.m. and time for the boys to go to bed. So the big reveal will have to wait until tomorrow.