Can you smell the freshly-baked pumpkin bread? Fall is officially here! Share the wonders of this magical season with your students or children. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Discover the science behind fall foliage – The warm colors of autumn never fail to delight us, but why do they occur? This science lesson explains how and why leaves change color in the fall and includes four fun activities for students to complete, including a plant-themed word scramble and an experiment that separates colors in a green leaf using chromatography.
2. Get creative with festive fall crafts – These fun art projects stir the imagination and celebrate the colors and beauty of fall. From fabric pumpkins to acorn necklaces, kids of all ages will love making their own seasonal creations.
3. Get cooking with kid-friendly recipes – Children can take their creativity to the kitchen with these easy recipes for fall favorites like an apple crisp and roasted pumpkin seeds. Keep developing minds sharp with basic measuring and math skills, while keeping energetic hands busy (and taste buds happy)!
4. Curl up with a good book – Pull up a cushy chair and a cozy blanket before settling down with these colorful story books for young readers. Kids can learn the process of making apple cider or the life cycle of an oak tree, but also lessons like the benefits of hard work and the importance family—all accompanied by vivid illustrations.
5. Appreciate the great outdoors - Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors before it gets too chilly, either as family or on a class field trip. In fact, these 25 free activities, which include making a nature collection, going on a hayride, and visiting a pumpkin patch, just might make you feel like a kid again!
What are your favorite fall activities to do with your children or students?