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My Favorite Educational Fall Things

As fall approaches, I have gathered some of my favorite educational things in one post. I did include affiliate links, but you certainly don’t have to buy via my links or even online. Many items can be found at your local retailers, too.


One of my family’s traditions is to build Lego kits as often as we can. We were excited to see so many options on Amazon this year.

 

When we have Halloween or autumn parties, we like to have fun, but also ad educational activities. Nearly any game can be adjusted to do this. Add letters, numbers, words, or sill sentences to make a game educational.

 

Two of our favorite books for this time of year include the Apple Pie Tree and My Autumn Book.

 

 

 

 

 

Also, if you have the cash to spend, you can use the Amazon Echo to play music, learn facts, and more! This gadget can help with making your day more interesting even when the cold weather keeps you indoors.

Thanks for reading and be sure to comment on the Facebook page with your favorite fall things, too!

Teal Pumpkins For The Win!

 

final pumpkin teal 2

Last year I heard about a fabulous idea. Due to food treats being given out at Halloween events and during house to house trick or treating, many children had to skip the fun. After all, it is not worth the risk to possibly expose a highly allergic child to nuts, gluten, milk, or other allergens. So this year I am supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project and I hope you will consider joining me in offering non-food items if you celebrate Halloween.

This got me thinking, why do we need food treats anyway? Don’t many of us complain about our child’s sweet tooth? What about children who cannot eat certain foods, or perhaps any foods, due to other medical issues like the need for a feeding tube? Yes, it is a great idea to hand out treats that are not food for a variety of reasons.

So candy and other food items are out. What is in? Here is a short list of items I found at Amazon, Oriental Trading, the local dollar store, and the Target dollar bin. Feel free to share this and your ideas with others. Word of mouth is a powerful tool.

Pencils

Erasers

Chalk

Notepads

Sheets of stickers

Balls

Books

Dollar bills

Small crayon sets

Mini handheld microscopes

Back, now, to allergies since this is the reason for having teal pumpkins. I have listed some information below about this idea from the original source and from other links. Please consider using a sign or poster and teal pumpkin theme to let families know that your home is giving out non-food treats so that children living with allergies can enjoy a safe, fun holiday just like every other child. I fully intend to do the same this year.

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal Pumpkins Try to Change Halloween for Kids with Food Allergies by Sara Cheshire on CNN

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/30/teal-pumpkins-mean-worry-free-treats-for-kids-with-allergies-this-halloween/

by Abby Olheiser on Washington Post