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The signs and sights and sounds of Christmas are all around us now – at the stores, in the streets, and even in many of our homes. BUT it IS still autumn, with fall leaves twirling around us, and Thanksgiving just next week. And yes, we are still reveling in it! My grandkids and I had such a great time at a fun park this week enjoying a lovely autumn day, before the rains moved in! We played on the swings, the slides, the merry-go-round, and the teeter totters!
Then we headed over to a “fort area” they love. There we discovered a ginormous trove of delightful acorns – with and without their caps. Since my senior mom loves sharing her gardening goodies with birds and squirrels alike,
and was bemoaning the fact that we do NOT have an acorn tree for our squirrels, we decided to gather some acorns up to take home to her.
We had such a fun time collecting the acorns. And even discussed some creative and easy crafts and ideas for the kids, not to mention us seniors. Hmmmm….
I did a bit of research online and discovered some good resources for fall acorn crafts and thought you might enjoy them as well:
- Turns out – you need to clean acorns first before using them in crafts. Thanks to TipNut for that important help!
- Christian Stay At Home Moms has a cute idea for an acorn family.
- Artists Helping Children has a lovely necklace along with more ideas and acorn craft links. Very fun!
- Of course, Martha Stewart is always a great resource for fun, and often easy crafts for kids and seniors.
And check out this book – wouldn’t it be great for a lovely Thanksgiving reading activity after dinner for all of us grandparents and grandkids. 🙂
Who knew a little thing like an acorn could turn into such fun things as feeding great-grandma’s squirrels, fun and easy crafts for all of us in the Sandwich Generation family from the young kids to the sweet seniors, and a very interesting and encouraging book to share with our grandchildren. Then again, a tiny acorn does have a ginormous oak hiding inside it. 🙂 Got more ideas to share with us? We’d love to hear!