Filed under Homemaking Holidays and Seasons Motherhood Young Children
Fall provides a variety of memorable activity options for young children. Here are three simple ideas you may remember from when you were a child:
1. Pine cone bird feeder
Head to the woods (or to your local craft store) to collect some pine cones. Lather them up with smooth peanut butter. Then roll the pine cones in bird seed and hang your new bird feeder by a string on a tree or deck. Your kids will be thrilled to see the "breakfast crowd" of birds that show up each morning.
2. Fall leaf artwork
Devote a window in your home as a leaf-art gallery. Collect fall leaves with your kids and then arrange them between two pieces of wax paper. Place an old cloth or rag on top of the wax paper. Using a warm steam iron, seal the leaves inside the wax paper. Then display the leaf creations on the window for all to see.
3. Bobbing for apples
Purchase an old-timey metal basin from your favorite hardware store. Fill with water and dump in a bunch of apples. Have a contest to see which child can capture an apple with their teeth (no hands!) in the shortest amount of time. Be sure to keep a towel handy!
After you have some fun, treat your kids to a bowl of caramel corn (see previous post)!