Fall is an AMAZING time of the year for so many reasons! Beautiful colors, pumpkins, hayrides, jumping in the leaves, and dressing up for Halloween are always looked forward to and are loads of fun!
Our grounds here at Ebert's are getting set for lots of fall photo ops, games and activities, pumpkin, gourd, and mum gathering, and so much more! We are excited to kick off most of the fall activities, hayrides, and bring back the train on the weekend of September 24th & 25th, with continued fun each weekend through the end of October. It is so enjoyable, and such a blessing to see the changes each new season! So, if you have not yet visited during fall, we encourage you to come on out and see us!
Another reason we love fall at Ebert's is because it is field trip time again! This year, our story for the week day school children is The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming and Nicola Slater. Our free, on the ground’s scavenger hunt will be based on this book, which we will also be selling in our gift shop while supplies last!
Along with the leaf theme, here are some leaf fun and learning activities that you can do together as families......
Leaf Fun & Activities:
*Leaf Identification Book-Collect leaves to identify from your yard or on a hike in a local park. After identifying, laminate and label them to assemble into a book to keep from year to year. You can continue to add new leaves each fall!
*Water Color a Leaf Shape-Trace a larger leaf with a pencil and use water colors to paint the traced shape. Older kids and adults could add to the art work by decorating further with acrylic markers to add a fall scene or creative designs.
*Leaf/Nature Mobile-Use a medium thick stick to tie leaves, pinecones, and acorns together to make a fall mobile.
*Leaf Prints-Use crayons and paper to make leaf rubbings for younger children. For older children and adults, layer colors with acrylic markers directly on the leaves and then flip them on paper and push down to make a print while the marker color is still wet. The leaf prints could be framed and displayed in the house or turned into homemade notes or cards.
And........Don't forget the best part!!!! Rake lots of leaves into a huge pile and jump in!
**In the next coming months and moving into November....
As you see children's items on sale (small toys, socks, school supplies), please think about purchasing some to save for our "Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection" the weekend of November 11th and 12th! Please see the link for more information! This is such a wonderful opportunity to share the love of giving to others as a family, and so appreciated by the children who receive these shoebox gifts!
Also, as part of the Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Collection Event, drop off your shoebox and have your child stay for our candy gingerbread house decorating class we will be offering! Look for information on signing up for this to be coming soon on our events link.
Blessings on a wonderful fall!
Hope to see you soon!
P.S. If you’re an educator, coordinate a youth group, or want to get some friends with their kids together, check out the fall field trip options in the attachments at the bottom of the page.