Autumn Bliss and Bony Scarecrows

by Kaye Swain

Talk about autumn bliss! I got a taste of fall foliage before I moved, more hints on our long drive cross country, and am now in the midst of glorious reds and yellows all around the house and area we just moved to! We had a short autumn a couple of years ago but now we’re delighted to enjoy a nice long one to bless my heart as I stay busy juggling a variety of Sandwich Generation issues!

Half my grandkids and I enjoyed our fave fall and harvest tradition of making scarecrows. This year we skipped the feet and hands and, thanks to sending a grandson out with someone else and the request to find cute heads for the upcoming scarecrows, we have skeleton heads. (Needless to say, not what I was expecting but OK since that led to good science lesson on parts of the skeleton :) ) Click here for a skeleton parts worksheet and click here for the answers.

Because of the move I am now closer to more of my grandkids BUT short on newspaper. Ill be hitting the Columbus
Day craft sales for cotton filler for the next set of scarecrows! The skeleton heads were hard plastic and didn’t stay put so I will also be getting Velcro tape to keep them in place. And then they’ll have their choice of skeleton head or headless, ala last year! :) Thank goodness another grandkid got the brilliant idea of using a paper bag for HIS head. It looks great and stays on nicely. Click here to see that one. :)

Delightful holiday activities this week AND next definitely help keep the moving hassles in good perspective! And fun fall and educational activities make for definite autumn bliss for all of us!

How about you? What fall fun is going on for you and your Sandwich Generation family? :)

Say it Saturday is a fun linkup for all of us boomers and seniors including grandparents writing about their grandkids

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social



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