Host an indoor harvest
September 14, 2009
While this summers weather may have us enjoying Indian corn instead of Indian summer, there are several great ways to capitalize on falls best offerings without going near a tractor.
Adorn the house with some country-inspired décor, such as dried gourds. Weave baskets for your seasonal items to give them rustic containers and try using reeds, dried sticks or at home kits.
Once youve made your baskets, get the kids involved by holding a decorating contest. Provide them with ribbons, artificial fruit and any other knick-knacks they may like to use to beautify the baskets.
Keep the creativity flowing by giving each child a clay pot to decorate. Fill the perfected pots with herbs or flowers the kids can nurture through the winter to keep a little semblance of spring in the house.
Finish the day by having everyone pitch in to make a homemade dish from scratch, such as shepherds or pot pie. For dessert, teach everyone to make homemade ice cream using ice, salt and plastic bags. Even if they escaped cow-milking duties, the kids are sure to appreciate the fruits of their labor.