I wrote a post some time back regarding tales for Autumn for Kindergarten here: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2009/09/03/favorite-fall-tales-for-waldorf-kindergarten/
I was thinking about that post, and thinking about things I personally associate with Autumn. It seems as if almost every Waldorf-y resource includes squirrels, chipmunks, leaves and acorns. But here are a few other ideas:
- How about a mouse and an apple house? My homeschool group is getting ready to do some wet/dry felting to make a little apple house with two mice. I also like the verse in Suzanne Down’s “Autumn Tales” book about a mouse and a spider who live in a little snug pumpkin house. How cute is that for October! You could turn that into a whole story – practice those storytelling skills!
- How about something to do with deer in the forest?
- For those of you at the beach, what is changing with the color of the water or the animals you are seeing? Perhaps you could reflect that in your homeschool tales or nature tables.
- I love geese and turkey for November, and notions of bears getting ready for a long Winter’s nap.
- How about a groundhog (woodchuck) eating apples from the orchard and getting ready for Autumn and Winter? I saw this idea in this sweet little book: http://www.amazon.com/BLEST-CELEBRATION-Mary-Beth-Owens/dp/0689805462/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282352427&sr=8-1 There is essentially just a short poem to go with each month of the year. I think you could easily turn this into a sweet little story.
What do you associate with Autumn in your part of the world and how will your homeschool reflect that?