We’re working on calendars now and while creating a really cute one that I will be back next week with, it dawned on me that I never got around to sharing what we’d done for our Fall and Winter shenanigans. Something about explaining how days become weeks and weeks become months and months become years really reminded me that time really does move way too fast.
That said, without further ado, Fall:
Fall: Apples and Turkeys
When we sat down to do this project, I thought I had finally broken Turtle when he said, “We don’t paint with apples.” No? I asked, what do we paint with? “Vegetables!”
I got the idea and directions from this site which was kind enough to show a picture of the first attempt so I was prepared for it not to be awesome. While my apples didn’t look as sad as their first attempt, it still was hard to keep the caramel on the apples. But that was okay, because we gobbled them up pretty quickly so it didn’t matter.
Speaking of Gobbling… we also celebrated Thanksgiving.
We also read books!
Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone: This book has some great crafts in the back that we had fun with.
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell.
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace: Cute story with lot of information about apples included. This is where we got the idea for apple print painting.
And since Fall also includes Halloween, here is a link to my Halloween post.
Winter: Snowy Shenanigans
Well, aside from all the Christmas shenanigans we got up to, we mostly did a bunch of crafts about snow. Sadly we didn’t really get to play in any. Mostly because we haven’t had much yet, but also, it turns out, Froggy isn’t a fan.
And we also did these snowflakes with puffy paint that we made ourselves that I got from Inner Child Fun:
And because we can’t have a season (especially a snow type season) without having at least one craft that includes marshmallows, and because it’s a really good fine motor skill, we made:
And, since we were working with marshmallows and snow, Turtle remembered last year, when we made snowmen… so we did that again.
Good times. And now we’re ready to move on to the next year! <3
- Only 346 Days until Christmas!
- Like Sands Through an Hour Glass…