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Today I want to share with you what is in our Autumn homeschool morning basket. I usually like to update our basket with each season change, so it was time for some new activities and books! I decided to go “shopping” through all our things and curated a morning basket to match the Fall cozy mornings. Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I always really enjoy choosing all the fall school things!
We love incorporating a morning basket into our daily rhythm! Our morning basket lives on a rolling cart in our kitchen, and I keep several different options in it for us to choose from each day. We usually start the contents over breakfast and continue throughout the day as we are downstairs in the kitchen. The best thing about a morning basket is that it can be tailored to your exact family’s needs. We choose what works best for us, and what we value as a family!
Here Is A Look At What Is In Our Autumn Homeschool Morning Basket:
If you read any of my past morning basket posts, you will notice a few items that will always be in our morning basket. Our Children’s Bible is one of them. We read from it every day over breakfast. I will usually just read a few chapters a day, but sometimes my oldest son will ask me to keep reading, and in those instances, I always do! Reading straight from God’s Word to my boys has been truly amazing! It is by far my favorite part of our day.
The Ology | Ancient Truths Ever New By MARTY MACHOWSKI:
This is another book that will always be in our morning basket. This book is ”a stunningly illustrated beginner’s theology book to help kids of all ages understand who God is and how we, as his children, relate to him.” We are about halfway through the book, and still enjoying every minute of it. We are taking it a page at a time, and that is what has worked for us. The illustrations are beautiful, and I love that my boys are getting to understand theological truths at such a young age.
Autumn Learning Review Packets (PreK & Kindergarten)
I am a sucker for seasonal themed activities! These learning packets are just for fun for my boys and are not part of our main curriculum. I have these available for if they are bored and are asking for something to do. They aren’t made to do them, but they are there if they want them! I am also giving them an incentive for if they complete them! For every page they complete, I will give them a sticker. When they fill up the sticker chart, they will get to pick out a prize. I bought both from The Moffatt Girls on Teachers Pay Teachers. I got my oldest son the Kindergarten version and my youngest the Pre-K version. They cover both literacy and math skills. I printed them myself and used my binding machine to put them together. I am letting them both color their cover pages! So far, they are a hit with both boys!
Fall Themed Read Aloud Books
I have been collecting children’s books since before I even had children. We have several books in our home and I like to keep our seasonal books together so I can pull out new ones with each season change! I am going to start by adding a few of our favorite Fall books, and then change them out and replace them as we read them! Here are a few of our favorite Autumn Books:
We have read through some of these fables before, but it has been a while, so I think it is time to bring it back out! My oldest really likes this book, so we will get into it as time allows. In this book “Aesop has developed simple and meaningful adventures featuring animals or insects to teach a moral standard or lesson for living.”
Fall Themed Activities
Lastly, I pulled a couple of fall themed activities that we have collected over the years. My oldest loves learning the different types of leaves and loves to spot them when we are on nature walks! I have put in some leaf flashcards that he can go through and practice. I also put in a ”Parts of A Spider” matching activity- both of my boys will love this! Lastly, there is a number matching leaf activity (similar here) and an alphabet match up activity! My boys can pull these out of one of our favorite storage bags and use them as they wish!