We took a trip to Skytop Orchards and filled many baskets with apples.
Here we go to the apple orchard, so early in the morning!
This is how we pick the apples…
We then peeled and cut and cored the apples with our fun little machine. The children loved this job!
The apples were then cooked in a huge pot and mashed up using another fun tool!
After mashing the apples, we cooked them again, added some yummy spices and–voila!–apple butter to take home!
We painted with yellow watercolors for the first part of fall and then painted with red.
We spent one afternoon collecting signs of autumn (fallen leaves, berries, flowering plants, etc). The children were each given a flag and a hammering tool and went to work hammering the “signs of autumn” onto their flag. The end result was gorgeous!
The table was covered with beautiful items from nature.
We re-enacted our winter spiral story in the schoolhouse. This was practice for the large community-wide Spiral of Light.