Fall is here! It’s my very favorite season, and because of that I tend to go *slightly* overboard with all of the fall things. (Can you relate?)
I put together a list of all the things the boys and I have done over the past few years, as well as some on our list for the future. All of these are simple, no-fuss activities, and a great way to lean into the season.
A fun way to use those beautiful leaves gathering up in your yard. Find the tutorial here.
Seasonal playdough is always a hit around here. Add autumn nature finds and you’ve got yourself a winner! Get the recipe here.
Beeswax Leaf Dipping
Our favorite way to preserve and use those stunning autumn leaves – beeswax dipping is simple and fun. Here’s how to do it.
Mushroom Spore Prints
This is a great time of year to hunt for mushrooms, and making spore prints is a fun way to observe your finds.
With the nights getting longer, these sweet leaf lanterns add a bit of cozy magic. Here’s how to make them.
Bat Study (Free Printable)
My boys always want to learn about bats this time of year, and we always try and make a visit to our local bathouse to watch these little furry creatures. Download the free bat printable.
Some glue, googley eyes and leaves are all you need to make these adorable leaf animals.
I mean, how cute are these? If I could choose one Halloween decoration to display in my home, this would be it. Check out the tutorial.
Leaf symmetry combines math, art and nature study – plus, it’s fun!
Maple Syrup Playdough
Mmmm, I can almost smell it now. Check out this recipe for maple syrup-scented playdough.
Dandelion crowns in spring, flower crowns in summer… and these leaf crowns are so perfect for your autumn prince or princess.
Exploring Moss and Lichen (Free Printable)
When the weather turns cooler and damper, it’s a great time to study moss and lichen. Go on a nature walk, bring a magnifying glass and see what you can find. Bring this free moss and lichen printable with you.
I love this alternative to carved pumpkins. Learn how to make these sweet, nature pumpkins here.
The Autumn Journal is Here!
A complete nature study to embrace the season.