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Some folks are still holding on to the last remnants of summer. We are wrapping up a family vacation and get ready to begin our school schedule and fall is on my mind. I truly love each season. Fall brings the return to a familiar routine, pumpkins, camping, cooler temperatures after a hot humid summer and we look forward to all it has to offer.
We have the state fair coming up next month which we always look forward to participating in and enjoying all of the wonderful opportunities it has to offer. There are also camping trips as a family and with our AHG and Trail Life troops, apple picking, and lots of baking.
We start our official school year on Tuesday and I have found that including a bit of seasonal fun in our school time can be a great way to keep things fun and interesting. Hiking in the woods and drawing pictures in our nature journals, candy corn math, and pumpkin day are all ways we have incorporated fall into our schooling. We also enjoy hot apple cider with our read alouds and pumpkin bread for breakfast.
If you are looking to add some easy art to fit the season try Fall art lessons which are great for all ages or if you just have preschool children this preschool course. These are great easy lessons to teach a bit of art while keeping the seasonal theme. These fall courses are actually on sale 25% off through September 4th. Last year we also did the q-tip fall leaves paintings above. The children used a paint brush to do the trunk (we helped the toddler with that part) and then used a q-tip and fall colors to make the leaves on the tree. They had so much fun with that project.
If you want to incorporate some fall into your math and science check out some of the resources below for lots of free printables and ideas.
Fun Fall Math Freebies:
More Pumpkin Math (including things for upper elementary/middle grades)
This is a great list of Pumpkin and Fall STEM activities.
Finally, if you are looking a way to incorporate various holidays and special days this September resource is inexpensive and has a wealth of information.
In addition to school activities we try to have a fun ‘bucket list’ of activities to enjoy each season. Some of those things stay the same from year to year and some change. We try to keep it low key and don’t stress out if we miss something. Some things we included this year are drinking apple cider, going to the pumpkin patch, making an apple pie, and taking a family hike. Feel free to change things around to fit your families interests. This is available now in our Free Resource Library!
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Deals and Freebies!
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