I kind of…maybe…didn’t know that it was the first day of fall until I heard Al Roker say something about it while I was watching the Today Show in bed this morning.
But I quickly came up with some fun first day of fall activities…or I may have used the first day of Fall as an excuse to make pumpkin spice donuts. Either way…
Contrary to what the look on Presley’s face depicts, they were good…really good.
Then, for our daily nature study, we drove up the canyon a bit to visit the pond and talk about leaves.
Look, we have a key!
I asked the kids to look for a tree that had leaves that were either yellow, brown or orange.
Presley was convinced that she could climb that gigantic tree to reach her own leaf. Poor thing.
Shockingly, Presley was unable to reach a leaf, so I told her to find a tree that was all green and to pick a ‘leaf’ from that tree.
We put the leaves in the car and I let the kids run around in the Fall sun before getting down to some learnin’
Then, on the way back to the car, we found a hoof print. Deer? Elk?
Then we curled up with the little gigantic Handbook of Nature Study to figure out what kind of leaves we found, why they were changing (or not changing) colors and how the weather played into that.