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Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

Homeschool Art Lessons ~ Fall Art Project

I am art challenged. Because I am art challenged I need all the help I can get to provide a quality art education to my children!  I have found that finding and using homeschool art lessons is a great way to take some of the pressure off me! Doing this affords me a solid art(…)

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Kid Friendly Halloween Snacks – 5 Unique & Fun Recipes

Kid Friendly Halloween Snacks – 5 Unique & Fun Recipes

Halloween is quickly approaching, and that means getting prepared for all the hungry children that are about to come your way! When you are hosting a party for your child and their friends or need something to take to a party you are attending, these Kid Friendly Halloween Snacks are sure to be some unique(…)

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10 Fall Leaf Crafts & Activities

10 Fall Leaf Crafts & Activities

One of the things I love about living in New York is the changing of the seasons. While I don’t enjoy winter so much, without it we could have the beautiful fall colors. Every year we set out to take nature walks that allow us to breathe the crisp fall air and enjoy the colorful(…)

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3 Halloween Safety Myths & What To Watch Out For

3 Halloween Safety Myths & What To Watch Out For

Halloween is a spooky time. Not just because of spooky webs, glowing ghosts and zombies, but because it’s a time of possible danger for your children. Around this time of year, many scary myths rear their heads. While these myths are worthy a little consideration, they distract you from the real dangers presented on October(…)

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Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins

Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and apples! These Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins bring out that wonderful spicy pumpkin smell and warm fuzzy feeling as the leaved change and weather turns colder. Pumpkin Spiced Apple Muffins Servings: 16 full sized muffins; about double that if making mini-muffins Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cups sugar(…)

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Books For Kids

Our Favorite Pumpkin Books For Kids

Fall is a time for things like changing leaves, apple picking, corn mazes and pumpkins. As the seasons change it is so much fun to see the clothes in the department stores change, the holiday section at Wal-Mart transformed and the featured books at the library change. While not everyone celebrates Halloween, most people can(…)

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The Art of Fall: Mixed Media Workshop for Kids

The Art of Fall: Mixed Media Workshop for Kids

Art is one of those subjects that do not fall in my strength category. Not only am I not artistic, but I don’t enjoy it either. Therefore when it comes to art I am always looking for ways to include it that don’t require too much from me. I am super excited about this new(…)

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Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and(…)

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Thanksgiving Resources ~ Elementary Grades

Thanksgiving Resources ~ Elementary Grades

  Ava and I have been enjoying doing some fun activities pertaining to Thanksgiving and learning about the first Thanksgiving.  I have compiled some of the resources that we have used as well as some we just didn’t get to. We have been using a Keepsake Thanksgiving copywork activity from The Simple Homeschool.  By doing 2(…)

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Johnny Appleseed / Apple Unit

Johnny Appleseed / Apple Unit

We took advantage of the fall this year by learning about Johnny Appleseed and apples.  I found many free resources online, as well as taking books out of the library to supplement our studies.  We started by picking apples, learning about the life cycle of apples, and making applesauce. Ava loved picking the apples directly(…)

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Fall Pumpkin Art Project

Fall Pumpkin Art Project

This school year we are trying to work our way through one major art project each month.  For the Halloween/Fall season I wanted to do something that related to the season, but something a little different.  I found this great Oil Pastel Resistant Pumpkin Art Project to try with the kids. Fall Pumpkin Art Project(…)

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Fall Leaves Fall ~ Leaf books & Craft

Fall Leaves Fall ~ Leaf books & Craft

Every Fall I stop and enjoy the changing colors.  The warm feeling of the bright yellows, deep reds, and vibrant oranges fills me with joy.  Many people say that this is one of the perks of living in NY.  Not everywhere do you get the to enjoy each of the 4 seasons.  In this spirit(…)

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