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A responsible adult should supervise any child or children taking part in any of the activities listed on this website in order to avoid potential dangers or injuries. Their are no activities for children that are completely safe. Children are experts at finding ways to get hurt that never occur to adults. All activities should be supervised. The author/publisher of this site does not assume any liability for damage caused by injury sustained by conducting any of the projects on this site. The adults who are working/playing with children are the only ones who are able to discern whether a specific situation is safe or appropriate for a specific child or children.

 

Visit a pumpkin patch

 Our annual pumpkin patch family outing includes a ride on a hay wagon, picking out the very best of pumpkins, enjoying a wonderful autumn picnic and partaking in whatever events are being held at the farm we visit. 

 

Choose pumpkins for decorations or for pies. Many pumpkin patches set up activities for families. Play fall games, go through a maze, ride on a hay wagon, drink fresh cider. Put your pumpkins in a wheelbarrow and give the kids a chance to take a ride in it too. Make some memories.


Celebrate

Columbus Day

 

 

Float your boat!

Make a boat together. Use newspaper or any kind of paper. Build it from wood. Make one from a plastic bottle or jug. Create a boat using aluminum foil. Be imaginative. Float it in a puddle, in a creek, or in the kitchen sink or bathtub filled with water. Add a toy sailor, or see how many pennies it will hold before it sinks.

 


All Saints Day

 

 

November 1st

This is a day to remember and honor your family members who have passed away. Take time to gather as a family, perhaps in the evening, and do something to recall special family members. Talk about the good things they did in their lives and the ways in which they showed their love for family and for others. Light a candle and pray in whatever way your family chooses.


Veterans' Day

November 11th

 

Celebrate Family Heroes

Talk with your children about family heroes. Look at photos of them if you have some available. Watch a parade together and salute the veterans as they march by or pass by on a float or in a vehicle. Send a letter to someone who is serving in the military.

 

 




FamilyHalloweenBook

 

Family Friendly

Halloween Fun

 

USD $15.00

 


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Pinecone Critters

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Materials for Pinecone Owl: Pinecone, jiggle eyes, feathers, pipe cleaner, piece of yellow construction paper or felt, white glue, scissors, gloves

Use the gloves to hold the pokey pinecone. Glue on jiggle eyes and  feather tufts that look like ears. Cut a small triangle with scissors from yellow construction paper or felt and glue it in place for a beak. Take a pipe cleaner and bend it to form two feet. Glue the feet in place. That's all there is to it. Make a whole family of owls and glue them to a small branch for a decoration.


Pumpkin Eggshell Decoration

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Pumpkin decoration made by covering eggshell with pieces of tissue paper, held in place with watered-down white glue.


Make a Scarecrow

  

Make a scarecrow. Make a full-size one by stuffing a set of old clothes with crumpled newspapers. Use a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and safety pin the hand and foot openings closed. Stuff the hands into work gloves and pin the gloves in place. Do the same with the bottoms of the pant legs and stuff them into boots. For a head, you can stuff a brown paper bags or a circle stretchable fabric with newspapers. Gather the bag or fabric together to form a neck. Paint a face and add yarn or other material for hair if desired. Safety pin the head into the neck of the shirt and top it off with an old hat. Your scarecrow can stand outside with some support from wooden poles or just sit him in a chair. (It's easier and just as much fun.)


Attend a High School Football Game

 

 

Enjoy a local high school football game as a family. Encourage your team by joining the cheerleaders and making a good noise. Enjoy the halftime show by the marching band. Have a snack and an evening of fun. (We hope your team wins!)

 



FallFunCover

 

Fall Fun for Families

AN UN-HALLOWEEN BOOK

By Kas Winters

USD $12.00



AutumnActivities

A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO AUTUMN ACTIVITIES

By Kas Winters

USD $12.00

Celebrate the First Day of Autumn

 

 

Make a list of signs of Autumn and keep it on the refrigerator or someplace where everyone in the family can add their observations. Look for colors changing on leaves, days getting shorter, plants going to seed, and other things that represent autumn where you live. (In Phoenix, most leaves don't change color until December, so we usually take a ride to northern Arizona to look at leaves in all their splendor sometime in October.) Make your own preparations for fall. Stock up on popcorn, spiced apple cider and hot chocolate for cool weather snacks.


 

Take a drive to see fall leaves

Leaves in Phoenix don't usually change until about December, so we have to drive out of town to higher elevations to see the beauty of autumn. Take some time to enjoy the changing season as a family. Gather leaves and use them to decorate or for craft activities. Have a picnic. Take photographs.


Celebrate Animals & Pets

 Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4th

 

 

It is a tradition to have a blessing of the animals on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi because of his great love for all "critters". Treat your pet to a walk or special dinner. Go to the zoo. Spend time playing with a pet. Go bird watching with a pair of binoculars and a book to help you identify the birds that you see. Make a bird feeder. Place it outdoors and fill it with seeds. (Once you start such a feeding place, it is important to continue supplying food.)


Election Day

 

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Vote for those candidates you believe will do the best job in office. Spend time talking politics with your child or children. They hear so much during political campaigns, and much of it can be confusing to them, especially in situations where there is mudslinging. Talk about values, talk about your choices or about how or why you make your choices. For older children, acquire or make a sample ballot and let them fill it out after reading and getting information on-line and in the news about candidates. Let them track the winners and compare the list of winning candidates with the choices they made.

 


Put the FUN in Parenting!

Mother Lode

The Ultimate Collection of Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy

Over 5,000 Ideas for Tots through Teens

By Kas Winters 

USD $20.00

 


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