Category Archives: Autumn

An Autumn Poem

I used to read this poem out loud to my kids each Fall when they were little… I love how it flows when read aloud. Honestly, the kids probably don’t even remember this poem. But I do. 🙂
by James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) Continue reading

Just for fun … Autumn treats and Thanksgiving thoughts

thankstree_small2The weather’s changing, summer’s finally over, and there’s a definite chill in the air many days. Now we can look forward to some of those fun activities that only happen in the autumn: Collecting leaves and pine cones for wreaths and other decorations; heading out to the local pumpkin patch; baking fresh apple and pumpkin pies; brewing hot spiced apple cider (hey, I can smell it simmering just thinking about it). Continue reading

Easy Autumn Craft Ideas

by Deborah Taylor-Hough

Charlotte Mason wanted academics finished before lunchtime so the afternoons could be spent pursuing hobbies, handicrafts, and personal interests.  Here are a couple of ultra-easy autumn-themed craft ideas.

CRAFTSLeaf Prints:

Make your own cards or gift wrap by using nature’s bounty of freshly fallen leaves. Use poster paint for printing on paper (for cards, gift wrap, etc.), or use acrylic paint if you decide to decorate an item that needs a waterproof finish (glassware, clay pots, etc.). Brush a small amount of paint onto the underside of the leaf where the veins are more pronounced. Carefully place the leaf where you Continue reading