Some Quick Autumn Ideas For Waldorf Homeschool Kindergarten

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?

Many blessings,

Carrie

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6 thoughts on “Some Quick Autumn Ideas For Waldorf Homeschool Kindergarten

  1. Just stumbled across your blog, while looking for some autumn ideas. We unfortunately don’t homeschool, but I am always looking for new ways to celebrate fall! I live in Florida and it is still very hot and summery here. Love the idea of the bears going into hibernation. Thanks!

  2. I love this, thanks. We are doing an Autumn theme starting Monday, I love fall. I am in NY and we have such beautiful trees this time of year, the geese and ducks flying south is a site to see as well.

  3. Here we are thinking of hedgehogs and mushrooms for fall. Japanese paper lanterns seem to be quite charming to us this year too – can’t you just imagine them lighting a fairy garden?! Also, spiny chestnuts are falling from the trees in the forests around us. We’ll go gathering this week and eat the nuts with butter and salt; prepared so they taste just like baked potatos…only so much smaller!

    We are new to waldorf and do not homeschool but would love a resource to find so many of the interesting stories. Thank you for being available to share some of your ideas.

    • DnSmum – Try the back posts on read alouds for your under 7 aged child, or read alouds by grade. THose should help! There is also a post on fairy tales and what fairy tales for what age that should also be helpful. Nice to have you here! Welcome!
      Many blessings,
      Carrie

  4. Pingback: Fall Stories For Puppets! | The Parenting Passageway

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