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Sunday Ideas :61 Things To Do This Season

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Every Sunday, I will be posting ideas in Pictures, so check them out.

This week we will have a Lesson plan schedule and sample posted on Monday and more.

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Top 61 Things to do here

1.Go Apple Picking with the little ones

Make an apple picking bag-those ones that they have at the orchard are flimsy and they break.

Cut the apples in half, grab some green and red paint

Use a canvas bag and plop the paint laden apples on there.

2. Make an apple pie

3.Have your little ones paint with red and create apple trees

4.Make homemade applesauce

Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4 apples
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into bite size pieces. Heat a medium pot on medium heat. Add the orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the diced apples and give the mixture a stir. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. All the apples to simmer in the liquid for 30 minutes. Remove the cooked apples from the heat. Allow the apples to cool and mash with a potato masher or in a food processor.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

5.Go on a nature hike visit a local Audubon site they always have great hikes.

6.Bob for apples

7. Go on a leaf hunt

8.Have a Fall festival in your backyard!

9.Go on a hayride!

10. Visit a local haunted house or make your own

11.Get your costumes at a local costume swap or host your own!

12.Head to a local harvest festival and play every game!

13.Make a fall idea journal.

14. Watch for the monarch migration 

15.Join the National Weather Service’s cooperative weather jr group-log the weather in your area and learn.

16. Go to a pumpkin patch

17.Do a pumpkin crayon melt: use old crayons and melt them over the pumpkin.

18.Make an expert Jack O lantern

19.Make your own fall play-dough-use green jello for halloween green.

20.Collect seeds and make a seed mural (like in the shape of an acorn and such)

21.Make your own finger-paints and fingerpaint outside.

22.Learn about owls and how to track them

23.Learn about the Raven and crows 

24.Make some chili and watch a movie

25. Have a cup of hot cocoa

26.Take up letter boxing-it’s really fun and it lasts all year!

27.Make your own paper (use it for letter boxing)

28.Make Halloween candy save money and make it more nutritious.

29.Create your own Halloween Costumes

30. Decorate your home with ghoulish homemade decor.

31.sit around and read spooky stories

32. Invite friends over and have a costume party on Halloween.

33. Create a pumpkin chia pet.

34.Adults have to do this one: Make colored flame pine cones!

35.Make nature dolls

36. Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”

37. Teach your little ones how to forage like the animals do before hibernation.

38.When it’s cold outside bake homemade bread.

39.Go on a mushroom hunt-fall and spring are the best times.

40.Learn about the animals that begin hibernation

41.Geocaching-it’s really a great time to do it in the fall and little one’s will love the hunt.(Dinosaur train challenge)

42.Make a fall nature table

43.Make a pinecone bird-feeder

44.Gather up all the seeds from your pumpkin and cook them up. 

45.Listen to fall music (Vivaldi the four seasons)

46.Create a Thanksgiving tree

47.Make a scarecrow

48. Make some Halloween Slime

49.Lean about Pumpkins-read a book and watch this:

50.Press leaves

51.Rake leaves and jump

52.Make autumn leaves sugar cookies

53.Look for a place to learn swimming this fall indoors

54.Have a bonfire and S’mores

55. Fall foliage drive

56.Make your own cider donuts

57. Use up those apples and make your own apple cider.

58.The winter hours are coming, make some fall scented candles.

59.Graph temperature changes

60.Make your own barometer

61.Learn about the history of Halloween

Fall Must Do’s

It’s beautiful now, have to look around pick a few.

1. Leaf Jumping-dive into the leaves and feel the crisp  air of your face.

2.Have a barnyard themed party.

3. Go apple picking

4.Do bark rubbings on the trees

5. Go to the family farm and ride on a tractor ,help with chores.

6.Make your own costume

7. Make your own apple cider

8. Make a house pomander

9.Make your own scarf.

10.decorate a pumpkin

11. get lost in a corn maze

12. collect acorns and put them in a jar

13. craft with leaves.

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It’s A Good Day For The Park

Never underestimate the value of free time and play for toddlers and pre-k’s. Everything in their environment is teaching them something. Just playing in the yard is a sensory experience. All around them the world is buzzing. Think about it, the grass is green and they see a few monarchs passing by on their yearly migration. There they just learned more about nature then two books could have taught them. But only if you the parent picks up on these things and expounds on it.

Today, we went to the park for a ton of free time. No books, no worksheets just old fashioned fun. The kids love the socialization, and they really like getting all of their energy out. Check out your local park while the weather is still nice soon enough we may all be snowed in and that will be time enough for inside play.

With fall coming this weekend should offer you a ton of local spots to hit. Fairs are in full bloom with the harvest moon upon us, so Google those and take the kids to see what the local farms have worked on all summer long. We plan on hitting the local Belchertown Fall Festival tomorrow night. I love the chickens and my kids do too.

Still waiting on that farm…