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October 2011


Happy Autumn!!!

Celebrate Columbus Day!

October 10, 2011
Fall Wreaths
Autumn Crafts
Cornhusk Dolls
Fun Fall Crafts
3D Pumpkins
Pine Cone Squirrel



beary good corn

Corn Collage

Gather yellow and green paper, glue and unpopped popcorn.
Cut a corn cob and husks shape out of the paper. Spread the glue on the cob and cover it with the unpopped popcorn.




Pine Cone
Bird Feeders


All you need to do here is tie a string around a pine cone. Spread peanut butter all over and inside the pine cone. Roll in bird seed. Hang outside for the birds to enjoy!

bear harvest

Apple Prints

What do you need?

Cut your apple in half. Pour paint onto paper plates. Dip your apple into the paint and blot the excess with a paper towel. If you desire, you can use fabric paint and create a t-shirt. Be creative - you can make pot holders, dish towels, etc. Be sure and use fabric paint for those designs.

playful kitty


leaf pile bears

Autumn Leaves Are Falling!

~ ~ ~ Make your own leaf collection! ~ ~ ~

Making a leaf collection is a fun way to celebrate God's fall creations. While out walking take along a small box or sack. Look for beautiful leaves that are dry and healthy. After collecting your leaves, you will need to preserve them quickly.

Leaf Press

Collect fall leaves and press them between wax paper. Cover the paper with a cloth and then use a warm iron to seal the wax paper together. Then you can cut out your leaf and add to your collection! *** It's very important that Mom or Dad helps you with this project.

If you prefer, you can press your leaf between 2 paper towels under a heavy book for 7 to 10 days. This will remove all moisture.

Mount Your Leaves!

Using a photo album or scrapbook, add your dried and preserved leaves to your collection. Be sure to identify your leaf and add your personal thoughts to the page also. Some kids like to add a Bible verse to each different leaf page.

More Fun With Fall Leaves!

Why do leaves change colors?
Autumn Images
Fall Foliage Facts
Leafy T Shirts
New England Foilage
Photosynthesis - PBS)



playful racoons

O is for October - which is national pizza month.

C is Christopher Colubus day which is observed on October 12th.

T is for Daylight Savings Time. Turn your clocks back on November 6th.

O is for online pumpkin carving fun!

B is for baseball's world series which takes place in October!

E is for the earth's rotation which is responsible for the four seasons.

R is for racoons :)


bear friends

Visit the Autumn Scrapbook For Kids!





Create a Fall Leaf Print with KidsDomain!

boy raking leaves

Using a tree guide from the library, identify fall leaves that you collect on a nature walk.
If you want, you can preserve your leaves with contact paper. You can also preserve leaves by placing them between sheets of wax paper and ironing them. Cover the wax sheets with newspaper before ironing. (Mom of Dad need to help you with this.)

Leaf rubbins can be fun to do also. Collect fall leaves and place under a sheet of paper. Color over the leaf to create an impression of the leaf.




Top TEN Ways to Celebrate Fall 2011!

Keep a "Fall Journal" complete with your thoughts of the fall season. Decorate with leaves you find and other fall treasures.

Visit your local pumpkin patch or apple orchard.

Make apple cider and share it with some friends.

Help Mom or Dad rake leaves and then JUMP into the pile!

Go on a Fall Treasure Hunt. Collect leaves, acorns and pine cones.

Create great fall crafts to decorate your room. Share these lovely
creations with friends or neighbors.

Go on a hayride.

Visit your county fair.

Have your very own fall festival!

Thank Jesus for giving us such a beautiful season to enjoy!!!

friends & pumpkins


Pumpkin Time

Toasting Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie
Pumpkin Biscuits
Grow your own Pumpkin Patch!
The Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Nook
Iced Pumpkin Cookies - YUMMY!

kitty friends

The Pumpkin Patch

Do you think the pumpkin is a fruit or a vegetable? If you said fruit, then you are correct! Pumpkins are members of the vine family named cucurbits which includes cucumbers, melons, squash, and gourds.

Pumpkins can vary in color from white to yellow to orange to green.

An average pumpkin contains about one cup of seeds.

Take the Pumpkin Trivia Quiz



Autumn's Apple Orchard

apple girl

Welcome to Our Apple Orchard!

When God created apples, he put a BIG smile on most kids faces.
Apples are delicious to eat by themselves and are even better in a
home-baked pie. While enjoying all of God's fall creations, be sure and include a visit to your local apple orchard.

bear harvest

Caramel Apples

1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
6 tbsp. water
Popsicle sticks
8 to 10 apples (McIntoshes work well)

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the brown sugar and water. Stir until it has a smooth consistency. Gently bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 3 minutes, until the pan's sides get steamy and the mixture is thin but somewhat sticky. Remove from heat. Pierce the center of each apple with a Popsicle stick, then swirl in the caramel syrup until coated. Place apples on a greased cookie sheet to harden. Refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours. Serves 8 to 10. (Family.Com)


Fun With Apples!

raccoon friends

Apple Printing
Children's Book About Apples
Meet Anthony Apple
Apple Coloring Pages
Johnny Appleseed
Healthy Choices For Kids Online
(Growers of Washington State Apples)


tired bear


How to Make Applesauce!

What do you need?
12 medium McIntosh apples
1 cup apple juice or water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

What do I do first?

Wash, peel, core and slice the apples, then place in a large pot. Add the
apple juice or water. Cook over medium heat until soft. Remove from the stove and let cool. For a fine sauce, mash with a potato masher. Add sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon, and mix. Freeze in plastic containers, or pour into jars decorated with a handmade apple sticker and give out to your favorite friends.


To make, you'll need 10 peeled, cored apples, cut into 1-inch chunks, 1 cup apple cider, and 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. Place the apples in a large saucepan with the cider. Cover the pot and cook for about 30 minutes over low heat until the apples are soft. Cool, divide into two batches, and puree each in a food processor or blender. Pour all the pureed fruit into a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking dish, sprinkle with apple pie spice, and stir well. Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven for 2 to 3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes, until your apple butter is deep brown and thick. Cool and scoop it into a clean jar with a sealable lid. It will keep for up to 2 months in the refrigerator.


scarecrow friends


Online Fall Fun!

Online Fall Games
Fall Coloring Pages
Preschool Fun Online Games
Adopt A Candy Corn Critter
A Printable Calendar
Cute Pumpkin Calendar

Spot's Windy Day (You Tube Storybook)
Primary Online Fall Games
Fall Fun

Remembering Games (Test your Memory!)
Exploratorium - Don't Forget
Memory Game -
Brain Games
An American Tail Memory Game
Cat in the Hat's Concentration Game - Seussville
Chucky's Concentration


tired bear


October Television Shows For Homeschoolers


Discovery Channel

Kint Tut

Learn about animals and plants. Watch Our Natural World,Nov. 5th and Dec. 31st

Great Cats

Don't miss The Moon and Beyond,premiering Nov. 12th and Jan. 7th


History Channel

History Channel
The Great

History Channel in the Classroom




basket bear

Celebrate Columbus Day!

October 10, 2011
Columbus Day
Columbus Day Crafts
Columbus Navigation Page
Christopher Columbus - His Journal
Columbus Day - A History
Surfnet For Kids - Columbus Day
Columbus Day Word Search Puzzle
Kids Domain Celebrates Columbus Day
Columbus Day Crafts & Activities

Send a Columbus Day Card!

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