Fall is definitely my favorite season! I also think it’s my favorite because Halloween is there for us to enjoy. Fall is also a busy time of year for most everyone and it quickly turns into winter in a blink of an eye. So here are a few sensational suggestions to make the most of this sensational season!
SENSATIONAL FALL FUN
Even though many of the leaves have been blown off by the wind, there are still many unique and beautiful colors literally hanging around for your viewing pleasure. Take a walk and maybe collect some of these colors by pressing leaves in an old telephone book or making a fall dried flower/leaf arrangement.
Apple or pumpkin spice seems to bring on fall holiday memories and feelings. My kiddos at the clinic love to make their favorite “pies”. These pies are so much more delicious when we add a sprinkle or real cinnamon and other spices to them or even a drop of vanilla or other essence to them. You just need a few simple materials from the dollar store: small aluminum pie plate, pom poms red (apple or cherry) yellow (lemon), orange (pumpkin or peach), purple/blue (blueberry or Saskatoon), tan felt, marker and scissors. I like to gets the kids to use tongs to put the pom poms in the pie plates.
Make some pumpkin spice play dough while you are at it! Just add some cinnamon or essence to the dough as well as orange food coloring. Get your recipe for Soft Play Dough from www.funearlylearning.com
There is no sound quit like the sound of crunching leaves underfoot. So gather the kids together and get to work making a big pile of crunchy leaves that you can have fun playing in.
I came across this super sensational pumpkin slime recipe from funearlylearning.com. It’s also a great way to use all the insides of the pumpkin! Have fun (it’s too icky for me so I won’t be trying this one! Ha ha!) Check out the recipe at www.funearylearning.com
There are so many wonderful pumpkin and apple recipes for you and your children to explore! Take some time to make memories in your kitchen with your children. Here is a fun and unique recipes for children of all ages! Try some edible hot chocolate cloud dough from www.funearlylearning.com
I hope that everyone has sensational fun fall and can enjoy some of these sensory activities with their children and family members. As I write this there is a nip in the air reminding us that winter will soon be here!
Have a sensational time
Mrs. J, Aka Arlene Jachak, Wildflowers Registered Occupational Therapist