Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the beauty that surrounds this season, and one of our favorite things is to enjoy the evenings as the temps die down. As homeschoolers, we can take the fall season and turn it into learning activities. Here are some of our favorite Fall Learning Activities.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
This is something I enjoy doing with my kids each year. You can create a printable list of items found in nature during fall. Or, you can find one on the internet and print it out :). Ours includes different color leaves, acorns, blades of grass, and other misc items. This is a great activity for preschoolers and early elementary students.
Take your kids on a walk and pick up leaves. Let them find ones with different colors, shapes, and sizes. This is great for all ages!
Once you have found some leaves bring them home and see if you can identify them. I have an old book I made in middle school that has all kinds of leaves from different trees in it, so we use it. You can find websites that help identify leaves, and even apps if you have a smart phone. This is great for older elementary and middle-grade students.
Preschoolers and early elementary students can sort their leaves by color, shape, and size. You can count the leaves, group them and teach more and less.
Fall can be a great time to enjoy things together as a family. Cookouts, hikes, and hay rides are all symbolic of Fall. You can also take this time to learn and teach your homeschooled children. Hands on learning can happen anytime, and Fall is just another wonderful example of that!
Misty Bailey is a wife to Roger and a homeschool mom to three. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.