Montessori school transforms backyard into pumpkin patch for fall festival

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- With the season changes come Autumn colors, cooler temperatures and fall festivities in full swing.

Every fall at the Montessori Private Academy, the early childhood staff and older MPA students transform their back lawn into a pumpkin patch ahead of the fall festival.

On Wednesday, students had the a chance to enjoy a petting zoo, a visit from a clown, a treaure hunt and much more.

Older elementary students helped with a bake sale while middle school students helped organize games and crafts.