Little Acorn Learning September Afterschool Guide and Autumn Menu Giveaway

Those of you who have been following Simple Kids or Rockin’ Granola, know what a huge fan I am of Eileen Straiton’s Little Acorn Learning childcare guides.  I’m so excited because today Eileen is generously offering a giveaway of one of her new Afterschool Guides and an Autumn Menu!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

September Afterschool Guide

The afterschool guides were created to help parents and caregivers create a healthy, rhythmic, and peaceful home for their school aged children.

The guides are designed for use with children attending traditional school, Waldorf school, private school, childcare centers, or with homeschooled children.  They are a tool for extending learning after school and on the weekends.

From the Little Acorn Learning website:

Our goal is to reconnect children with nature while supporting the caregiver’s soul – helping providers find true meaning and purpose in their work with young children.  We inspire a love for nature and the home arts.”

The September Afterschool guide is an e-book pdf file containing four weeks of stories, handwork, and learning enrichment – a $22.99 value.

Autumn Menu

The Autumn childcare menu was developed by a professional nutritionist and Waldorf kindergarten teacher and is a menu for a week’s worth of recipes intended to be rotated throughout the season. 

Each day includes a recipe for breakfast, two snacks, and lunch.

“Autumn, the days are getting cooler, and the harvest is in full swing. We can find fresh vegetables and apples, pears and nuts everywhere. Children are hungry for warming grains, sweet fruits and hardy vegetables. Here you will find plenty of inspiration to keep your menus as vibrant as the Fall colors.”

The Autumn Nourishment Childcare Menu is a pdf file, valued at $12.99.

To Enter

One Simple Kids reader will win a copy of the September Afterschool Guide and the Autumn Nourishment Childcare Menu.

This giveaway will run until midnight EST Wednesday, September 15th. The winner will be chosen by Random. Org and announced here on Thursday, September 16th. This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

To enter:

  • Comment on this post and answer this question: What is your favorite thing about Autumn?

Bonus Entries:

  • Visit Eileen’s blog, Little Acorn Learning, and become a follower (leave a separate comment here at Simple Kids letting me know)
  • Follow Simple Kids via email or  in your feed reader (leave a separate comment here at Simple Kids letting me know)

This giveaway will end at midnight EST Wednesday September 15th. Good luck!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. My favorite things about Autumn are the cool weather and the fall leaves.. love being outside this time of year!

  2. I follow Simple Kids with my RSS reader

  3. collecting fall leaves. the colors are spectacular!

  4. I love so much about autumn. I guess my most favorite thing would be the smells autumn brings.

  5. I follow Little Acorn Via feed
    Andrea B.´s latest post: Welcome!

  6. I follow simple kids via feed!
    Andrea B.´s latest post: Welcome!

  7. I love picking apples and pumpkin farms !!

    I became a follower of Eileen’s blog too!

  8. My favorite thing about autumn is the near perfect weather. In CO, autumn is full of warm days; having lived most of my life in WA where fall=rain, I really appreciate the difference.

  9. I follow Simple Kids email feed. Thanks!

  10. I love pumpkin anything! Oh! And cranberry. I love cranberries!

  11. I love the cooler temperatures that make everything outside – from walks around the block to fall craft festivals (so many great ones during this season!) – so much fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Autumn is my favorite season, so it’s hard to find just one thing. The crispness in the air, the smell of bonfires, eating a ripe apple right off the tree…I could go on forever. Thank you for sharing this resource. I’ve been trying to come up with a plan to continue my girls’ schooling after they get home, without feeling like I’m just drilling them on the same things they hear all day long.

  13. Anita Dualeh says:

    One of my favorite things about fall is the harvest – apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, carrots…

  14. i love the cool, crisp air! and apple picking!

  15. Leah Schroeder says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn has to be the combination between the way it pervades all of our senses; I love the colors, the smell of baked goods, the feel of sweaters on my skin, the sound of crunching leaves, and of course the taste of pumpkin spice lattes!

  16. I love, love, love the smell of fall. The crispness of the air. The urge to knit. The warm, thick soups. What is there to not love about autumn!!!

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