First Day of Fall

To celebrate the First Day of Fall today, Ladybug made a four seasons craft that Turkey and Bunny made when they were in kindergarten. I changed it up a little bit this time…older and wiser and all that. Anyway, she had fun doing it, and I think my changes made it look even better than the originals!

We also read a few fall-inspired books. We started with Why Do Leaves Change Color?, which is perfect for this time of year. We also read another book in that series, From Seed to Pumpkin,  which I’m sure we’ll read again before the end of the season. I’m thinking about getting a third book in this series, as well–How Do Apples Grow? I really like the way these books are written (we’ve read a few others on different topics, too), but I can’t decide if the pumpkin and apple books are too similar to use them both.

We recently read The Year at Maple Hill Farm and The Berenstain Bears’ Almanac (part of the Big Book of Science and Nature anthology), in school, so we got those out again and looked through them. The first day of any season is a good opportunity to talk not just about the new season, but the year as a whole, especially at the kindergarten level. It’s a great chance to look at how things change throughout the course of the year, how the same things happen every year, and the special days we mark as the year goes by!

We have some other fun crafts and activities (including some Autumn baking) to do in the coming weeks, and more books to read, and then our Fall adventures will culminate in Thanksgiving school in only two months!

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