Fall is here and it's the time of year to get cozy, do some baking and curl up with a fun book.
I love this apple pie recipe by Ina Garten where she uses tart granny smith apples and a touch of citrus. I give the leftover dough to my kids so they can use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. We sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar and bake them on a cookie sheet until just golden. If you are looking for a grown up version of a spiced cider, check out Food and Wine's Hot Buttered Spiced Cider recipe. It's not overly complicated but soooo tasty!
Fall is a great time to pull out some kids books about the change of the season, leaves, pumpkins and nature. Read a few then head outside to collect leaves for crafts or pressing.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves: A Fall Book for Kids
- The Roll-Away Pumpkin
- Apple Cake: A Gratitude
- Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan
- You're My Little Pumpkin Pie
- It's a Pumpkin!
- Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn
- Apples, Apples Everywhere!: Learning about Apple Harvests
- Because of an Acorn
I LOVE Halloween-themed crafts. There is something so cute about little hand drawn ghosts and pumpkins that I adore. Collect beautiful leaves for rubbings or trace your little one's foot to turn into a ghost.
- Playful Posable Leaf Spirits by Handmade Charlotte
- Craft Stick Spider Webs by Typically Simple
- Apple Stamping by Made to be a Momma
- Lolly Pop Spiders by One Little Project at a Time
- Fluffy Pumpkin Slime by I Heart Arts n Crafts