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Kids’ Crafts to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

The autumnal equinox marks the start of a new season. Celebrate this day with a few fun-filled fall crafts for the kids! Painted Pumpkins It’s not exactly time to carve your Halloween jack o’lantern yet. That said, you can still decorate pumpkins as part of your autumn festivities. Get some finger paints out and let your young children cover the outside of the pumpkins with prints. Older kids can paint or stencil a design (such as fall leaves or the words “Welcome Fall”) onto the pumpkin. Pumpkin Prints Kids can create painted prints, using mini pumpkins. Buy a few of...

Autumnal Equinox Fall Leaf Paint

The autumnal equinox marks the start of the fall season. This celestial event (when the sun is over the equator), is celebrated in many different ways. If you’re looking for an easy way to help your child learn about the autumnal equinox, check out this artsy leaf project. It’s simple enough for preschoolers to try, but easy to adapt for an older child! Materials: Fall leaves Tempera paint A paintbrush Instructions: Pick a few fall leaves from the ground. Don’t worry if they aren’t the brightest reds or yellows that your child can find. Your little artist will be painting...

Autumnal Equinox Ideas for Children

The Autumnal Equinox is on September 23 – at least in 2015 it is. Also known as the first day of fall, the equinox happens near the end of September every year. The name ‘equinox’ comes from the Latin ‘aequus nox’ or equal night. Even though it’s not technically a ‘holiday’, celebrating this super-special seasonal day is a fun way to get your kids into the autumn spirit. Take a Walk Go outside and take a look at how the leaves are changing. Bring along a science journal and have your child write down what she sees and feels. This...