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In our neck of the woods, October has decided to start to show off. Autumn so far has been gorgeous! Even the rainy days have had a certain coziness to them, as the rain adds a happy drip-drip-drop rhythm to our days.
My middle two kids, ages 6 and 8, seem to be especially impressed by the changing of the seasons this year and their enthusiasm is a nice reminder to slow down and take some time to observe this time of year through a child’s eyes.
As a family we’ve had a lot of fun going on nature walks, driving in the country, baking cookies, and doing activities like picking pumpkins from Grandpa’s pumpkin patch and we’ve gotten started making Halloween decorations together.
Springtime is magical, yes, but there’s something pretty special about Autumn, too. If only all transitions could be as beautiful and smooth, right? There’s a lot to learn from the way the natural world puts itself to bed this time of year and we have some favorite seasonal traditions.
Thanks to this recipe Little Passports shared last year, one of the Autumn traditions we look forward to is the return Hot Apple Cider to the stove top. The folks at Little Passports sent this recipe to us in 2013 and gave me permission to share it with all of you.
Hot Apple Cider recipe from Little Passports
You can click on the image below and it will take you to a new screen where you can print it. Or, you can click here: Little Passports Apple Cider Recipe.
If you’re looking for more fun and educational activities like this, why not consider a Little Passports subscription? My oldest daughter receives the USA monthly subscription and my middle two (ages 6 and 8) share a World Passport subscription. Little Passports packages are some of our favorite mail to receive every month and we think your kids might enjoy them, too.
Here’s to gentle Autumn days, surprises, trying new things, and nature showing off.