Sunday Ideas :61 Things To Do This Season

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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

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Dealing With Hard Times: Homeschooling During Financial Difficuluties

So, my husband and I have been having hard times and it seems no matter how hard we work we cannot do it. But I trust that God is guiding us somewhere, that it should make us stronger and not divide us. Money in my opinion can be an evil to contend with. I have seen it ruin relationships and of course it changes people.

But once you realize that living within a limited budget is possible you can then work on since you and your husband are working as hard as humanly possible to live. Yeah, I have said to myself “I should have the money to send my kids to swim class if I want too! Why can’t I go on a vacation?” Wah! Wah! The “poor me’s” are extremely disheartening. It is overwhelming, when you have to spend the little money you have on insurance, health care and cheap food. Going to the grocery store once, I saw a mother and father with three kids. They were arguing, one holding a calculator and the kids screaming for food. They really were hungry, and looked down and out. Her husband snapped at her and I heard him say “We only have $50.00, That’s it.” They had $50.00 dollars to feed a family of five.

I wanted to cry for them right then, it wasn’t fair. But, she nodded, took it like a champ and began to calculate the food that they had. I watched them pay for the food in line, and leave. I couldn’t help feeling the same way when I went to the store, with only $100.00 to feed my family for a week. But, I now that this is a lesson that is going to help us in the future. I have relied on God heavily during these hard times, hoping that my strength won’t fail. I have stumbled, found myself in misery where the world was bleak. But you know what I did? I looked at it and said every day the sun was made to shine anew, the kids are healthy (albeit with a little poison ivy), and I have the ability to teach them how to be strong people and how to really survive in this world.

The recession has touched everyone. Millions are out of work, and even though the papers keep reporting that the sun is shining for many who have lost all of their retirement and can no longer find a job life has become drab and meaningless. But, I tell them that the sun is shining why not reinvent yourself? It’s for a reason. I figure that we haven’t had to cook on single propane burner, or wear a single pari of jeans and wash them outside yet. So, I’m grateful for that.

I’m grateful for the ability to homeschool in this day and age with access to the internet where there are literally millions of files and recipes available to everyone.

Here are some sites that are great for those of you who are having financial difficulties:

http://www.ideamarketers.com/?Facing_Financial_Hard_Times_Together_–_Twenty_Two_Keys_for_Couples&articleid=505969&from=PROFILE

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