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. i also follow little acorn learning via email!

  2. My most favorite thing about autumn is the smells – yum!

  3. My favorite thing about fall is the change in the angle of the sun. I just love the way it reflects off all the plants in a more subtle way than the more direct light of summer.

  4. I follow Simple Kids with Google Reader.

  5. I follow Simple Kids via email.

  6. I follow Little Acorn Learning.

  7. My favorite thing about autumn is being able to play outside without being covered in sweat! I love to throw on a sweatshirt and go enjoy the cool weather!!

  8. I follow simple kids in my google reader

  9. … and I follow Little Acorn with Google Reader, too! :)

  10. My favorite thing about Autumn are the fall colors. The deep reds and oranges of the tress and mums make me smile everytime!

  11. My favorite thing about autumn is the chill in the air. I particularly enjoy leaving the windows open during this season, letting the chilly breeze in while my kids & I read books, snuggled together beneath a warm blanket.

  12. The leaves changing colors and the air getting cooler. Wonderful!

  13. My favorite fall activity is the annual kite flying day we celebrate together with many other families with children adopted from China. We bring some of the wonderful kites we bought while in China, make big picnic baskets and put on warm sweaters and spent the entire day outside. I enjoy watching the excitement in all the beautiful little faces.

  14. I follow Simple Kids via google reader.

  15. I follow Little Acorn via google reader.

  16. My fave fall thing? Just picking one out of the hat, er, I mean the apple basket, I love being cold in the morning and warming right up in the afternoon!
    Sally´s latest post: 6 September- Now is the Time to Draw

  17. I am a follower of Eileen’s LAL!
    Sally´s latest post: 6 September- Now is the Time to Draw

  18. I am also a follower of Simple Kids!
    Sally´s latest post: 6 September- Now is the Time to Draw

  19. I follow Simple kids via email

  20. My favorite things about fall are the deeper colors such as the gorgeous reds, oranges and browns, the falling leaves, pumpkins, the cooling weather, the bon-fires that make s’mores, cuddling outside in the evening under a blanket with my kids, the first fire in the fireplace after a long hot summer, the food, oh the food! Fall is my favorite season.

  21. I just became a follower of little acorn learning

  22. oh man. trying to come up with only ONE thing that I love about autumn?? i’d say the change in the air. the smell, the coolness.. it makes me SO happy! :)

  23. The cool weather!

  24. I follow via email :)
    RaisingZ´s latest post: Summer Goals and Adventures

  25. It is impossible to pick one thing….Fall is my FAVORITE! I love sweaters, cool weather, the foliage, picking apples, visiting the pumpkin patch, baking, playing outdoors, hot apple cider…..I love it all :)

  26. My favorite thing about autumn is the crispness of the air.
    Wendy´s latest post: hope springs eternal

  27. Autumn in Florida is just mildly cooler than summer – it’s still really hot. Although, I do love November when it does start to cool off, finally. We spend a lot of evenings outdoors in the “winter”.

  28. I also follower in Google reader.

  29. What is your favorite thing about Autumn?
    I love the cooling temperatures and warming colors. It’s such a cozy contrast!
    (that and pumpkin pie!)

  30. I follow Simple Kids via email!

  31. I follow Little Acorn Learning via Google friend connect!

  32. I also follow Little Acorn Learning via email newsletters!

  33. As a child I loved to go apple picking –
    Now I just like that the weather is cooler and not 100º!

  34. I follower in my google reader.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. My favorite thing about autumn is the air. I wait all year to enjoy something that perfect.

  36. What is your favorite thing about Autumn? hmm so many things.. the smell in the air.. pumpkins.. cool weather… pumpkin spice lattes.. candy corn.. anything pumpkin flavored really.. ohh wait I was suppose to just list 1 thing.. The BEAUTIFUL colors we get in the valley that I live in :-)
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  37. I follow SImple Kids via feedburner

  38. And I’m a follower of the LAL blog

  39. autumn favorites: maple leaves, soup, & woodstoves

  40. I love the cooler weather autumn brings here in Arizona!

  41. My favorite thing about Autumn is blue blue sky and the crispness in the air that you can smell.

  42. I found Little Acorn Learning a few years ago through Busha Full of Grace. I am a Waldorf teacher and have treasured the many seasonal activities, stories and ideas.

  43. I only today discovered Simple Kids, but plan to become a regular visitor!

  44. The reminder that change is beautiful!

  45. the first thing that popped into my head was “SOCKS” but really, i think it’s the lack of a/c. i love sleeping with the windows open again!
    katie anaya´s latest post: lucy kate at 15 months

  46. I love just about everything Autumn brings…..but to sum it up, change!!

  47. I follow Simple Kids via email.

  48. I love everything about fall–it is hard to choose. But, I would say the thing I appreciate most is the smell of fall. It is something that happens so suddenly–the warmth and humidity of summer is gone as quickly as it came and the crisp new smell of autumn catches me unexpectedly.

  49. I follow Simple Kids.
    meghan @ spicy magnolia´s latest post: For His Pleasure

  50. I follow Little Acorn Learning in Google Reader.
    meghan @ spicy magnolia´s latest post: For His Pleasure

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