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

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  1. following Little Acorn Learning!

  2. My favorite thing about Autumn? Here in Tn we can wear tank tops and skirts during the day, and wool at night!
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  3. I love pumpkin season and all the colours of autumn!

  4. Its hard to choose just one thing, since fall is my favorite season, but it would have to be watching my kids play in the fallen leaves!

  5. I’m a follower of Little Acorn.

  6. I follow Simple Kids via Google Reader.

  7. A time to reinvent.

  8. I love the smell of wood burning in the fireplace. I love a crisp breeze worthy of wearing a sweatshirt and shorts. I love the changing colors of beauty among the trees.

  9. I follow Little Acorn through my feeder.
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  10. I now follow you through my feeder as well. Great site!!
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  11. I love the cooler days after a too-hot summer and the chance to wear cozy clothes again.

  12. What a fab. giveaway! And what`s not to love about Fall…

    I think my very most favorite thing about fall is the color! So inspiring. Fall is my favorite season to spend outdoors with my kiddos in nature.
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  13. I love almost everything about the autumn :) Love the colors, love apple-picking, love picking nuts, collecting leaves, being cuddled with my little one while it is raining outside, feeling how the nature is calming down and preparing for the winter….

  14. There are too many things I like about Fall….
    The changing leaves, getting back into a routine, cooler temps are more conducive to cooking and baking, wearing a warm sweatshirt, my birthday….these are just a few!

  15. I’m a follower of Little Acorn.

  16. and I follow Simple Kids through my Reader

  17. I love so many things about autumn that I can’t pick just one! The colors. the smells, the routine(!), the pumpkins… I could go on and on!

  18. Subscribed to Little Acorn!

  19. Cool, crisp, sunny days full of color.

  20. What don’t I like about fall is actually a better question – lol! I love leaves, pumpkins, apples, corn, crisp nights, jackets – EVERYTHING!!!!
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  21. I am now following Eileen’s blog! I sure love the childcare guides so I hope I win!
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  22. now following Simple kids!
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  23. My favorite things are the colors, especially decorating for autumn, and the cooler temps, so I can sit out on my balcony for hours, enjoying the breeze and the swaying trees.

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  24. I love the leaves and the chill in the air in the mornings!

  25. I subscribe to Simple Kids through google.

  26. Ooooh my gosh, i’ve been eyeing this since it came out!!!

    Ok, my favorite thing about fall is everything! i LOVE fall. I love the color all around in teh foliage, the loads of leaves, the slower pace…

  27. i’m following her blog!

  28. And i’m following your blog too :-)

  29. Oh I would love to win this :) My favorite thing about fall is the crisp cool air, the nature walks through forest littered with all of the fallen maple leaves and listening to them crunch under the kids feet as they jump on them and all of the beautiful colors that fall brings with it :)
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  30. I subscribe to Simple Kids and get your emails straight to my email inbox all the time :)
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  31. I’m following the Little Acorn blog to :)
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  32. I love the cooler weather that autumn brings to our area. I also love to see the colorful trees as the leaves change.

  33. I follow simple kids via email.

  34. do I have to pick *one* thing? If so, then my favorite thing is relief from the oppressive heat of Houston summer. But I can’t stop at one thing: football, fall food, holidays, leaves falling…oh, it’s just all wonderful!

  35. My favorite thing about autumn is the smell of burning candles inside a carved-out pumpkin.

  36. And I am an RSS subscriber!

  37. I love the smell of the crisp fall air, the changing colors of the leaves, collecting acorns, and wearing my favorite jeans! : )
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  38. I follow Simple Kids via email : )
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  39. Very interested in the afterschool guide!

  40. I’m also a Little Acorn follower!! : )
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  41. My favorite thing about autumn is that everything is crispy! The air is crisp, the leaves are crisp!

  42. I follow SimpleKids in my feed reader (and I LOVE it!)
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  43. My favorite things about autumn are the return of the cooler weather as well as the harvest. Fresh apple cider……..yummmmm………..

  44. the crisp air and delicious apples!

  45. My favorite thing about autumn? The cider mill!!!!

  46. Following Little Acorn

  47. Following Simple Kids by email – awesome!

  48. I love the pink cheeks, big smiles and fantastic giggles that come from walks with my little ones outside in the crisp air.

  49. like most of the other posts, it’s so hard to choose just one thing! i love wearing jeans & sweaters again, having an abundance of pumpkin-related foods and beverages, the return of soup weather, the changing colors, the rustle of leaves underfoot, fresh apple cider, and bonfires – to name a few. : )

  50. i follow simple kids through email.

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