September 23rd is the day of autumnal equinox this year and the official first day of fall. We think it’s a great occasion to celebrate the change of seasons with your kids and teach them about life cycle. Here are some simple ideas for this special day:
- Talk to your kids about what fall is and why they see changes in weather and nature. Children are curious to learn why leaves change their color, why it gets colder, and why it gets darker earlier in winter time.
- Decorate the house using natural objects – pumpkins, cones, acorns, or leaves. Go on a quest with your kids to find those outside. Look up online what fun crafts you can create with those, or simply arrange them nicely on a display at home.
- Equinox day is too special not to reflect that in your clothes! Have your kids pick something they have in fall colors. You can also use acorns or small cones to make DIY necklaces.
- Of course, bring fall to the table. Pumpkin soup is really easy to make and should a fun activity for kids as well.
- Plant something that you will enjoy in late fall or winter: cauliflower, lettuce, radishes, or beets. If you will be planting inside, choose simple plants that will sprout fast, like green onions. This is an excellent way to start a conversation with your child about how things grow.