Wednesday, 29 August 2012
It is getting to be that time of the year! I woke up today with one of our favorite fall Activities/Crafts on my mind. I've shared this before. Hope y'all don't mind a repeat. ;)
Originally posted fall '09:
...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.
I strive to create an atmosphere in our home that offers a place of privacy and safety. A place for learning and enrichment. A place of joy and memory making. A retreat from the cares of the world. A place of simple abundance.
One way that I love to create fun memories for my family is through traditions. Simple and frugal activities that bring joy to our family. Our children are growing up. Don't let anymore days pass without intentionally creating loving memories.
One of our fall memory making activities is leaf rubbing
Go on a nature walk. Find as many unique and gorgeous green leaves as you can! You can even make a little competition out of it if your kids enjoy that kind of thing. Once you are back home, place white paper on top of a leaf (green leaves work best as they aren't too dry and don't fall apart), skeleton side facing up. Instruct children to rub crayons gently over the paper. The shapes of the leaves with their patterns will become visible, creating unique and beautiful nature pictures.
I share this lesson on fall leaves with our children as we create.
What's your favorite memory making activity for fall?
P.S. Stayed tuned for a special project I have in mind for our leaf rubbings!
P.P.S. Do you ever post repeats on your blog? I've found myself doing that from time to time. Probably more for selfish reasons than anything. I've always enjoyed a good rerun. lol