Tag Archives: autumn

list 23 | crafts {the pumpkin edition}

Craft a pumpkin lace vase with this tutorial. {Maya*Made}

I loved Meg’s idea of cross stitching on a fake pumpkin…a fun alternative to carving. {Elsie Marley}

Sculpt and paint a miniature pumpkin patch {Sewn Natural}. These would make such a fun centerpiece.

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list 9 | nature study

birdJam – learn the voices of many North American songbirds with these free sound bytes. And while you’re visiting, read this wonderful article with tips for tuning your ear to the orchestra outside your window.

Vintage Bird, Egg, & Nest Printables – These are great for printing and using as decor but not all of them are labeled in a way that make them suitable teaching aids. However, we printed the one for songbirds of North America and laminated it. One of our projects will eventually be to research and label the back of the poster with the name of each bird.

Wild Bird Feeding in the Autumn – This article addressed some great questions about feeding backyard guests during the shift in seasons.

p.s. Two book giveaways end today. Don’t miss them!

project 2 | leaf collecting + matching


Before autumn winds pillage every last bough, we’re gathering up bits of two seasons – a pair of leaves from each old tree – one still green and one turned brittle. They’re laminated, labeled on the back, and squirreled away for a matching game. We have six pair. I’m sure many more will follow.

list 7 | crafts

Yo-Yo Ball {via Made by Joel} – I imagine that this would be good for hours of entertainment.

Leaf Mobile {via Shirley’s Preschool Crafts} – this is such a simple way to welcome in the Fall season.

Garland of Thanks {via Full Circle} – I know Thanksgiving is still weeks out but I’m tucking this one away.