Welcome Fall!

It has been a busy summer! Both for my family and for CMOO. This summer, as I’m sure you’ve probably had the pleasure to experience, CMOO put together the engaging Power of Produce program, also known as POP! I wasn’t able to make it to as many of the weeks as I would have liked, but the ones that my kids did attend were a hit. The objective of the program is to get kids excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are locally grown. By participating in an activity, each child would earn $2 worth of tokens to be used at a farm stand that accepts them. What a great idea! I’m sure we could all use a little help guiding our children in making healthier food choices. If you haven’t had the chance yet there is still one or two weeks left to take advantage. I highly suggest you check it out.

But now Fall is finally here! And with it brings new and fresh activities. There are so many experiences and activities that you can do with your kids in the fall. Some of my favorites are apple picking, picking out pumpkins, going on a leaf hunt for all sorts of beautiful leaves that you can either jump in or do artwork with. Decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving is fun and baking delicious pumpkin and apple treats are a great way for your kids to bond with you as well as learning about math and science.

Check out some of these ideas to get you started and go wherever the idea takes you! Fall is a great time to get outside and breathe in some fresh fall air and just enjoy being together.

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/09/pumpkin-slime-play-recipe.html

http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2012/09/erupting-pumpkins-experiment-for-kids.html

http://fun-a-day.com/art-activity-preschool-farm-theme/

http://www.wholeliving.com/185440/apple-chips

http://charlottesfancy.com/tag/leaf-crafts/

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