Use Learning Resources® Discovery Acorns or anything similar. Its October and it has started to get cold in the Midwest, so it is a perfect time to be talking about Fall.
Fall officially started on September 22 this year. Look outside and think about what changes have made? Its colder outside, the leaves have started changing color and are falling. It is also starting to get darker outside earlier in the evening.
I have an activity that will help kick off Fall, with talking about all the wonderful fall objects and other fun, fall activities.
What you will need (see pictures below):
- Discovery Acorns (or something similar to put your objects in)
- Apple (I used an apple shaped counter)
- Pumpkin object (I used pumpkin erasers)
- Cinnamon object (I used a cinnamon stick)
- Hot Chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
- Leaves (I used some fake leaves)
- Bon Fire/ Smores (I used marshmallows)
- Halloween (I used a bunch of fake spiders)
- Fall Walks (I used a pinecone)
- Thanksgiving (I used a felt Turkey)
- A List- What are you thankful for?
Once you have filled your acorns you can share with your children. Have them talk to you about why these items remind them of Fall and what they think of.
You can extend this activity for little ones and have them draw the fall item and write the name of it, and, for older kids, Grades 2+, you can have them write down a sentence or two about the contents of the Acorn.