Fall is my favorite time of year, and it always goes by way too fast. If you’re like me, and the new school year of lessons, projects, and activities have kept you busy, here are a few ways you can take a moment (or a day) to step back and enjoy the season with your children:
My kids love crafts – and I do, too! While you may have thought of doing leaf rubbings, here are a few sites with even more ideas:
Family Fun - On this site, you’ll find thanksgiving cards, a leaf mobile, and more great ideas for fall.
Busy Bee Kids Crafts – Crafts on this site include an autumn tree collage, pumpkin lollipops, a paper bag scarecrow, and apple stamping.
The Crafty Crow – with links to other craft sites, at The Crafty Crwo you’ll find directions for creating a leaf picture alphabet, melted crayon autumn leaves, a plastic bottle owl, and marbled shaving cream autumn leaves.
At Danielle’s Place, you’ll find plenty of turkeys for Thanksgiving, including several paper plate turkey and a turkey potholder.
When the weather becomes a little cooler, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up together with a good picture book. Here are a few of our fall favorites:
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
In November by Cynthia Rylant
Countdown to Fall by Fran Hawk
Our family also has a few favorite activities we love to do year after year. They include: pumpkin picking, apple picking, attending fall festivals, having backyard picnics, and flying kites. This fall, we’re also going to explore a corn maze and cook up some yummy desserts. What does your family do to celebrate fall?