Our family loves the season of fall, we love everything about the season God gave us, right before Winter! I have three wonderful girls, and they are already asking about making our leave castles from the piles that we rake up! They are excited for every season, but the cool crisp area, lovely colors, just make fall special!
Last year we spent a morning at an orchard picking fresh apples, and found many little pumpkins to bring home. Fresh warm applesauce is the best on the cooler days! It was fun watching the girls collect ‘their’ apples, and fill the bags. The joys of childhood can only be expressed by the smiles, laughter, and fun we have together! Another activity that we enjoyed as a family was a Hay Bale maze at a local farm that also had a corm maze. Our girls we too young to enjoy the corn maze, but they loved climbing on the hay, and finding their way ‘home’! You can’t go wrong with climbing at any age, so good for them, as they grow and develop their bodies!
There are so many free activities that you can take part in, enjoying just a nature walk, finding acorns, different colored leaves, or pine cones to name a few! We love collecting things, so we always bring along baskets or bags on our walks. ‘Shape finders’ is also another fun game, or matching things, you can be creative with what you match, and it helps them think outside the box, looking at the world God created and enjoying what we have been given by our Creator! The earth is so full of His riches, Glory and its fun to talk with my girls.
Children make connection to time with the changes of seasons, and the season to what we do in that season. So much to enjoy and look forward to in each season, but don’t rush it because it goes by way to fast. Take a good look at the memories you create each day, and enjoy them all one day at a time!
One last activity we enjoy is carving pumpkins. I do most of the cutting, but I let the girls design it, and feel the wonderful texture of the mushy insides! It’s a fun activity to do outside if you can! I also like to collect and dry the seeds, some for eating and others for crafts, gluing them on paper in the shape of pumpkins or whatever the child decides. Then when it’s complete, who doesn’t like to put a little fire inside and see what has been created in the dark!
Enjoy the fall and all that it has for you and your family!
Amy Mahar is a child of the King, a wife to a godly man, and a mother to three little girls. Raised in Maine, and now lives in Maryland with her family. Is a starting home-school mom to her 4 and 3 year old, a volleyball coach, and enjoys being with her family. Learning to balance family/craft and school time with keeping up with the daily household duties. She loves leaning new things, and knits and crochets when she has time.
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Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.
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