Happy Mabon!

Happy Mabon!

Here are dozens of ways to celebrate fall.

It’s time to celebrate my favorite season—fall! From the changing colors of the leaves to the apple cider and of course, Halloween, there’s nothing to NOT love about fall (except allergies for many of us, unfortunately!). Here are a bunch of ways to celebrate.

Apples, apples, apples! Here is a list of ways to love apples, from geography and other lessons, recipes, and other fun activities.

Grab a Harvest Time curriculum. If you teach preschool or kindergarten, or if you just want some good fall activities inspired by Waldorf philosophy to use at home with your kids, here is a great free curriculum to download. It includes field trip ideas, books to read (both fiction and nonfiction), activities, art projects, and more!

Spicy Apple Bread: Shakesville is my favorite source for news and biting social commentary, but today the site is hosting a bunch of delicious fall recipes. Get this spicy apple bread recipe as well as links to others.Step out of the box. Interest-Led Learning, one of my favorite unschooling blogs, has a bunch of great ideas, including this list of non-usual fall activities and this new list of fall things to do.

Start a long and healthy life habit. Okay, this isn’t fall-specific, but it’s something we all could do! Here is a list of healthful habits from the healthy people of the island Ikaria, which is the home of the most healthy people over age 99 in the world. I think I could live with dancing every day, drinking herbal tea, and napping—could you?

Download an entire fall guide. Imagine Childhood’s got one for you right here! This 45-page book is chock full of gorgeous photos to help inspire you on your fall journey. Oh, and did I mention that it, too, is free?

A little bit of everything: Want to do some crafts, cooking, sewing, and more? Want to read some good autumn-related articles about gratitude, the spirit of the season, and other topics? Rhythm of the Home has exactly what you need.

Science experiments: My daughter and I started the season with a fun experiment earlier this week. We took round stickers and put them on the green leaves of one of our trees. Once they fall, we will look for the leaves that have (or had) stickers and see what happened with their spots!

Feel free to share your own fall rituals and activities below.