Category: Ages 2-6: Fall Theme

Why I Love Fall 1

Why I Love Fall

The Beautiful Colors Hot Apple Cider Pumpkin Muffins! Here’s a post where I share our pumpkin muffin recipe. We make these all year long, but they are especially wonderful in the fall! Fall Decorations Roasted Pumpkin Seeds! We make ours by rinsing the seeds well and removing any extra pulp. Then we add 2 teaspoons of olive oil per 1 1/2 cups or so of pumpkin seed. We spread it...

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Pumpkin Pie Scented Playdough

The scent of this playdough brought even my 9-year-old running! So much for the schoolwork that was supposed to get done while ED was happily playing! I had to change course and do some read-alouds while the kids were occupied. Here’s how we made it: 1 cup flour 1/3 cup salt 1 1/2  tsp cloves 1 1/2 or 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar 1 Tablespoon...

Grammar Worksheets: Comma Rules 2

Grammar Worksheets: Comma Rules

After a couple weeks working on spelling, we’re now back to working on grammar for a week or two. We use the Write Source Skills Books as our spine. (They’re about $7.95 each.) This week LD needed a bit of review on all the rules for commas and I made up a number of review sheets for him. After printing out the pages, you need to cut the rules and sentences...

Fall Fun (Indoor Activities-counting,letters, crafts, etc.) 2

Fall Fun (Indoor Activities-counting,letters, crafts, etc.)

We’ve been enjoying fall both inside and out! This post has actually gotten quite long, so I’ll post more of our outdoor adventures in a bit.  Here are some of the fall-themed activities we’ve been up to inside.  Here are some more activities I’ve had ready to pull out for ED when I’m working with the older kids. I just want to add that suddenly ED gets it!  She’s easily...

Indian Corn Science — update 0

Indian Corn Science — update

Some time back, I shared our Indian corn activity. It’s now growing quite tall in big pots at the end of our dining room table! So here’s the corn after about 1 week of being watered. After a while we decided to plant the corn in some empty flower pots. The corn grew steadily. And now it’s about 12-15 inches high! Unfortunately, the corn cob attracted lots of fruit flies. ...

Homemade Nutrigrain Bars 12

Homemade Nutrigrain Bars

My family declared this recipe to be a real winner! Since moving back to the US, I’ve been very concerned about the fact that most everything has high fructose corn syrup.  In fact, I did a lot of reading earlier this summer and even wrote a post about what I had learned but never put it up on the blog.  Here’s a bit of what I wrote (back then): I...

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Fall Theme Activities (Leaf Science Experiment)

We collected leaves in the woods to do a science experiment from education.com on why leaves change colors.  This was such a great activity because we went over the types of leaves (let’s find a maple leaf, oak leaf, etc.) Then we chopped up the leaves, put them in glass cups, added rubbing alcohol and hot water.  Then after a half-hour we put in coffee filters to see what other...

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Fall Theme Activities

We’ve been doing a lot of fall related activities–especially for our 2 and 4 year olds. We’ve had a lot of fun with this unit so far! The girls had a blast making this fall display with fall flowers, leaves, pipe cleaners, buttons and fall-colored pasta. I’ve seen this tree-hand-print activity a number of places on the Internet and ED really enjoyed it (she’s done several this past week).  I...

More Fall-Themed Activities 4

More Fall-Themed Activities

The girls really liked this crow popcorn seed counting activity.  DD and I worked on counting by 2s (up to 10) and 10s (up to 100).  Meanwhile, ED simply worked on one-to-one correspondence counting up to 10. She did this a number of times as well! I printed this from kidssoup.com. There are some great fall-themed printables at Print Activities LD did skip counting by 3s up to 300 and...

White-Tailed Deer 0

White-Tailed Deer

Sorry for yet another picture, but we’re just thrilled watching the deer!  We’re at a timeshare with Grams and Gramps for a few days and have been having a wonderful break.  Yesterday we spent all day at an indoor water park.  I must have gone up the stairs (about three floors) at least 25 times with LD and DD!!  Whew!  But there were no lines.  How amazing to homeschool and...

Fabulous Fall 2

Fabulous Fall

We had fun on our nature walk and found such beautiful things!!  We have a full grocery bag of acorns and pine cones for crafts in the coming weeks.  The kids have never seen fall leaves (and Daddy and I haven’t seen fall for 14 years or so!)  It is so, so amazing to be experiencing autumn again!  Gorgeous!  And the kids are so excited to see the white-tailed deer...