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Autumn is on the way (it's still in the 90s here, I'm willing the cooler weather to head to me). Anyhoo, what great fall books do you pull out this time of year? Any books about summer's end and fall's beginning? How about seasonal crafts and activities and outings? Please share! And thanks! --Nancy
 

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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWild-Child-Lynn-Plourde%2Fdp%2F0689863497%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_1%2F105-2711558-2916431%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1188617128%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Child-Lyn...8617128&sr=8-1</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPumpkin-Lets-Read-Find-Out-Science-Stage%2Fdp%2F0064451909%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%2F105-2711558-2916431%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1188617203%26sr%3D1-3" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Lets-R...8617203&sr=1-3</a><br><br>
Anything, really about apples, harvest, pumpkins, etc.<br><br>
I get the teacher helper books at the library for fun coloring pages and activities and just make copies.
 

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Dd just picked out Pumpkin Day! from the library...by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Cute story with several pumpkin-y recipes included.
 

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<span>Here's a website that has annotated links sites with lots of ideas related to fall <i>holidays</i>:<br><br><a href="http://marilee.us/seasonal.html" target="_blank">Fall Holiday Ideas</a><br><br>
Here's a really lovely song my father taught me when I was little - he'd learned it in school when he was little:<br><a href="http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/comelittleleaves.htm" target="_blank">Come Little Leaves</a> - although the melody on this page is not the one he sang. I knew a Waldorf kindergarten teacher who always taught it to her class too...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian<br></span>
 

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WE do pretty boring stuff but here goes!<br><br>
Apple picking and related coooking (applesauce, apple muffins, apple crisp)<br>
Shrunken head (peeled, carved, dried apples)<br>
leaf rubbings<br>
Making scarecrows<br>
trip to pumpkin patch<br>
pumpkin snacks (muffins, pancakes, soup, seeds)<br>
jack o'lanterns (we use all kinds of squash for these and older DD did a turnip last year)<br><br>
books include (and yes my kids are 8-13 but they still want these books every year! At least the younger two do and the 13yo tolerates it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br>
It's Pumpkin time<br>
Apple Pie Tree<br>
Fall themed Clifford Books
 

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<a href="http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/famf0802_sf_autumn/famf0802_sf_autumn.html" target="_blank">Family Fun:Autumn</a><br><a href="http://wondertime.go.com/create-and-play/archive.html" target="_blank">Wondertime</a> has some autumn crafts listed - just need to scroll down and look<br><a href="http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/fall.htm" target="_blank">Activity Village</a>
 

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Lots of woods walks (too hot in the summer)<br><br>
Collect leaves, acorns ect and put in a nature box the kids can explore when they feel like it<br><br>
Make leaf men and women out of the leaves, basically taking a leaf, gluing it on paper, adding arms, legs, google eyes ect<br><br>
Make pumpkin pie<br><br>
go apple picking (warning kids can pick a great many apples in a very short amt of time!)<br><br>
pumpkin painting, decorate with feathers, google eyes, chenille stems, ect<br><br>
Making halloween costumes
 

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We love to guess how many seeds are in a little pumpkin, then cut it open to count. We play with the insides for a whole afternoon, then separate the seeds to rinse and cook.<br>
I like these books:<br>
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis<br>
Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
 

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Well thank goodness you started this thread! I've been thinking about doing it for a week now....but, obviously life got in the way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We're reading two books right now.....<br><br>
It's Fall! by Linda Glaser, and<br><br>
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert<br><br>
Both have great paper-cut illustrations, and It's Fall! has 3 pages of suggested activities in the back. Good stuff!<br><br>
As for activities, we'll do the typical trip to the pumpkin patch stuff...oh, and we're waiting for our sunflowers to finish up, so we can watch the birds feast on the seeds...we may cut a few heads (sunflower heads, that is) off and tie them to trees closer to the house so we can watch from inside too.<br><br>
As I think of other ideas, I'll be sure to post again.<br><br>
Keep those book titles coming....<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">R
 

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We love, love, love Bats at the Beach! We read it quite often. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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And, I had forgotten about Leaf man, love that book! We read it last year and did a craft to go along with it. We made our own leaf persons from various leaves we collected.<br><br>
We also love these books recommended by Unschoolnma a few years ago.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=3786507&postcount=9" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...07&postcount=9</a><br><br><br>
Loving this thread. Thanks for all the ideas, everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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The Wondertime site is really neat! Thanks Dani!
 

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I am excited to get started <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Someone from the Ambelside Year 0 yahoogroup I lurk on posted these links for fall books:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAmbleside-Online-Year-0-Fall-Books-List-1%2Flm%2FR1DTMKTITVUTKW%2Fref%3Dcm_lm_byauthor_full%2F103-2481382-2267027" target="_blank"><br>
Fall Books List 1</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAmbleside-Online-Year-0-Fall-Book-List-2%2Flm%2FR3G4XEYJ46840M%2Fref%3Dcm_lm_byauthor_full%2F103-2481382-2267027" target="_blank">Fall Books List 2</a><br><br>
Looks like some great book ideas and I've just requested a few at the library to try out.
 

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Here are a few other book lists I found on Amazon... I'm sure there's some overlap...<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPumpkin-Patch-not-necessarily-Halloween%2Flm%2F1050HFXYJT8R3%2Fref%3Dcm_lmt_fvlm_f_2_rlrsrs0%2F105-2524962-5314029" target="_blank">Pumpkin books</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FChildrens-Fall-amp-Autumn-Books%2Flm%2FR231NC1XWJWUG8%2Fref%3Dcm_lmt_fvlm_f_2_rlrsrs0%2F105-2524962-5314029" target="_blank">Children's Fall and Autumn Books</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFavorite-Halloween-Pumpkin-themed-books%2Flm%2F2RLNNR0H63H4T%2Fref%3Dcm_lmt_fvlm_f_1_rlrsrs0%2F105-2524962-5314029" target="_blank">Halloween and Pumpkin Themed Books</a><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFalling-nbsp-for-nbsp-Autumn-nbsp-with-nbsp-Children%2Flm%2F12CXD7QBO4MIW%2Fref%3Dcm_srch_res_rpli_alt%2F105-2524962-5314029" target="_blank">Falling For Autumn with children</a><br><br>
gotta love Listmania...
 

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bumping for the "it's a brand new week" crowd. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee<br>
I love Autumn! What great ideas y'all have...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">:
 

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we are painting watercolor shaped paper leaves.<br><br>
also we will probably paint a new birdhouse for winter. (I know, weird idea for fall, but we live in an area that is like the birding mecca of the US, especially in the winter!)<br><br>
we will do a moonstroll for the harvest moon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
also go apple picking later this month and pumpkin patch in Oct. probably do a hayride. this is the first year DS and DD will get to TorT too.<br><br>
otherwise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">: for ideas! especially looking for more nature crafts!
 
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