It’s the beginning of a new month, with all the possibilities that go along with it. You have the chance to do new projects with your kids, and work on new subjects, and explore new ideas. You likely don’t know what October will hold yet—but you know that there are several things that you want to try, and there are a few supplies that you can have on hand to make things easier.
It’s a great time of year to go on a hike. The weather is cooling down, so it’s no longer uncomfortably hot; the trees are changing colors; and there are still animals out and about that you can get a look at if you’re lucky—though of course, you should remind your kids of appropriate safety measures before setting out. Make sure that you and your kids have long pants and appropriate shoes—nothing that will fall apart on you as soon as you get started. Take along bottled water and a snack or two, just in case. And don’t forget to take along your camera—you can get some beautiful pictures this time of year!
Arts and crafts. In just a short while, the trees will be providing you with fresh art supplies in colors that you don’t see anywhere else or any other time of year. There are plenty of leaf crafts available online—but there are a few things that you might want to add to that list: paint, wax paper, and string are some favorite necessities. Also, stock up on orange, white, and brown paint—you never know when it will come in handy!
Fall baking. Take your kids into the kitchen and introduce them to the wonders of fall baking. Pull out the pumpkin—either whole pumpkin turned to mush or canned. Bring on the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger—scents of fall! Bake up some cookies, muffins, or other treats. Teaching your kids to cook is a regular homeschooling lesson, right? Make sure that you have basic baking ingredients on hand, and then let your imagination (or your internet-searching fingers) go wild!