October 29 – Leaf it

October 28, 2010

Welcome to AP Month!

As a family, find some autumn leaves this weekend.  Explore their color and texture, and then do leaf rubbings with crayons and a piece of paper over the leaf.

Today is a Giveaway Day! Leave us a comment below about favorite fall family activities and you’ll be eligible to receive an API Reads combo pack of book “Sleeping with your Baby”  and teleseminar with author James McKenna!

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1 Megan November 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Our son is not quite 2, so this is the first year we went to a pumpkin patch with him. We had a blast! We had corn, apples, saw lots of animals, and pointed at every pumpkin in the patch. 😉 We’ll definitely make a big trip of that every year.

2 Danielle November 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Instead of leaf rubbings, we like to use leaves to make prints with fabric paint. We’ve done curtains, pillowcases, etc. Last year we even made a matching shirt and onesie for my sister and her baby son.

3 Sarah November 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

We just discovered the joys of making and jumping into big piles of crunchy Fall leaves, and throwing them up in the air. We could do it for hours!

4 melinda November 2, 2010 at 12:31 am

favorite fall activities including taking long walks holding/carrying our daughter and not feeling the sweat we encountered in the summer!

5 Molly November 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Walking in the fall leaves! Heading out to explore the big rocks behind our house (after ticks/poison ivy/mosquitos have called it quits for the season).

6 Joan November 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

A couple days ago, my 15-month-old had her first experience with a leaf pile. She LOVED it! And it was tons of fun for me to watch. She sat in it and threw leaves up and out, rolled around in the pile, and just laid in it, watching the world around her. She also loves to pick up and play with leaves whenever she’s outside, exploring their intricacies, and sometimes she brings them to us as presents. Now that it’s fall, she’s starting to find acorns and pine cones to explore and give us, as well. We look at them together, feel the different textures, and compare colors. Sometimes, we hold her up to feel and explore leaves and berries while they’re still on the trees, too.

7 Debra November 4, 2010 at 2:22 am

I’ve been waiting for the leaves to change out here in California so we can do some of these activities. Does anyone remember pressing leaves in waxed paper?

8 Monica November 6, 2010 at 9:41 pm

We love to go to the apple orchard and cider mill – donuts, cider, and apples, yum! My daughters and I love to rake leaves at my dad’s house.

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