Autumn is a season of sensory delights.
The air starts to feel crisp. New flavours emerge from the ground and coffee shops. Colours mute and transform, while sounds begin to become sharper.
For many of us, Autumn signals the return to school – both in the traditional sense, and for those of us who are learning at home, the cooler weather drives us inside for longer hours and we return to work that may have been neglected slightly during the lazy days of summer.
Here you will find a collection of our Autumn-related posts: Autumn recipes that the kids can make, Autumn art activities, Autumn-themed unit studies, celebrations of multi-cultural holidays in those cooler months, and anything else we can think of.
Every Autumn we add new posts by the week, but please let me know if there is something you think we should add!
Comforting, flavourful recipes that the kids can make and enjoy from our Little Chef series.
Make sure to check out my Autumn Recipes Pinboard:
Autumn Learning Activities
While you can learn about anything that interests the children at any time of the year, these topics are more likely to pop up in Autumn (and it will be easier to find any necessary supplies for the themed activities and art ideas).
I LOVE HALLOWE’EN and this blog reflects that. I think Hallowe’en means different things to different people, and offers many fun learning opportunities — cats, anatomy, insects, facing our fears, imitation, cultural rituals… well, just check out the links to see what I mean:
Of course, I have a Hallowe’en PinBoard:
We’re Canadian, so we celebrate Thanksgiving in October while our neighbours to the south celebrate in November. So many vibrant cultures around the world have their own Thanksgiving rituals and festivals that can be fun to explore at this time of year, as well.
However, gratitude is always in season, so I wouldn’t hesitate to use some of these activities at other times in the year!
And here are some other fun Thanksgiving ideas: