Creative’s Inspiration 30 Writing and Artist Prompts for the Harvest Season


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This instant digital download offers 30 prompts to help inspire your creativity!

Writers and poets, artists, and musicians! If you’re a creative, then this is a great resource for you.

Harvest Inspirations is exactly that, open-ended inspiration, with tools to help you get unblocked, change your perspective, or challenge yourself to keep things interesting.

It starts with 30 Harvest-related prompts that are perfect for the harvest season (Thankfulness, Squirrels, Parade, Family Gathering, etc.) if those are enough to spark your creativity then go with it! If you need a little more, that’s okay too! There’s a ‘Perspective Page’ that gives you some questions to ask yourself with 6 examples! Then there’s the ‘Try This’ page, that gives you 20 activities that you can do with each and every prompt, that’s 600 possibilities, and that’s not even including the ‘Workout Web’, ‘Blockbuster Pages’ and ‘Create A Comic/StoryBoard’ page!

As a creative who has been educating for 25 years, I know that creativity is one of the unsung fundamentals of an intelligent mind. Whether you’re a Creative looking for inspiration, a student (of any age) looking to build your brain and skills, or a teacher trying to inspire creativity without blocking it, this publication is for you.

This 9 page document has 1 printer friendly chart of words, and 1 chart with a fall inspired picture background.
1 Perspectives Page filled with suggestions for using 6 of the words.
1 Try This page filled with 20 ways the words can be used.
3 Printer friendly pages to help work your thoughts out.

Pages are not editable.

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Pumpkin Foods with Pumpkin Pie In A Shell Recipe

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Find the 46 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin foods themed word search with a bonus pumpkin pie in a shell recipe.

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page word search with words related to pumpkins and pumpkin foods. This page has a picture behind the puzzle and can be framed and left out as a decorative item. All the words in this puzzle have been manually placed – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

1 – Full page printer friendly version of the same word search with an orange border.

1 – Full page Pumpkin Pie In A Shell Recipe with a decorative background. This is a delicious recipe.

1 – Answer/information page.

The decorative word search page in this file can be placed in a certificate frame or laminated and worked on with a dry erase marker.

Pages are not editable.

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Pumpkin Carving Word Search & Pumpkin Pattern


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Find the 40 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin carving themed word search and pumpkin pattern.

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page word search with words related to the activity of carving pumpkins. The page has a picture behind the puzzle and can be framed and left out as a decorative item. All the words in this puzzle have been manually placed – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

1 – Full page printer friendly version of the same word search.

1 – Full page Pumpkin Pattern that can be used to plan a pumpkin carving project, made into a pattern, or colored in.

1 – Answer/information page. 

The decorative word search page in this file can be placed in a certificate frame or laminated and worked on with a dry erase marker.

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit. 

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In A Pumpkin Patch Word Search Puzzle

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Find the 30 manually placed words hidden within this pumpkin patch themed word search, then see how many words you can make from the two pumpkin-related word game pages offered.   

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:

1 – 4 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page word search about things seen in a pumpkin patch. This page has a pumpkin border that can be colored in. All the words in this puzzle have been manually place – this puzzle has not been generated with a puzzle program.

2 – Pumpkin related Words within Words game pages. This game is great for boosting spelling and vocabulary skills and can give your brain a great workout! The words offered in these games can create more than 150 words each.

1 – Answer/information page. 

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit. 

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12 Fun Ways To Learn In The Park

Explore the trails. As you walk through the trails, look around at the wildlife and plants, and try to identify as many as you can. You may find the free app Shazam for Nature helpful for identifying local plant life. Bring a pocket microscope or a magnifying glass along with you to get a better look at things!

Count how many times it takes to swing really high. Pump your legs at various speeds and count how many times it takes to swing as high as you like to go. How much force does it take to get to a comfortable speed?

See who’s hanging out at the pond. If your park has a pond, or a body of water within it, identify who’s hanging out in it or visiting at the time. Observe, take pictures, or draw what you see. Supervision suggested.

Draw or take pictures/videos of the things you see and do. Bring your sketchbook and colored pencils or painting supplies along with you, or a camera to record what you see.

 Start a game of tag with some of the other people in the park.

Take sporting equipment with you. Bring a Frisbee, tennis equipment, a playground ball, basket ball, baseball equipment, or a kite, with you to play with and invite some other people to join you.

Find a couple of sticks and have a race with someone else. Bring a friend and a stopwatch and see how fast you can run from one stick to another. Think of some other fun games you can play with a stick or two.

Bring chalk to draw with. Make a hopscotch board and invite someone to play with you.

Bring your skates, bike, or a skate board. Ride the bike trails if the park has one or skate in the skate park. Don’t forget your safety gear!

Bring a friend or a pet to play with.

Bring some toys to play with. Consider bringing sand toys, dump trucks, dolls, action figures, etc..

Play on the playground equipment available.

People watch. Sit on a bench and observe what other people are doing.

Don’t forget to pack water and a snack or lunch to enjoy when you take a break from having fun!

What are some of the fun and interesting things you like to do when you visit the park? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

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Fall Activities

The following activities can be found on Funschooling & Recreational Learning for the fall season. You will find posts for many fall related activities, holidays, events, and foods that can be found on this blog.

Fall


Fall Holidays & Events


Fall leaves


Fall & Leaf Activities



Autumn/Fall


Fall Equinox


Fall Holidays and Events


Leaf Identification Activities

Leaf Prints & Stencils

Colorful Leaf Rubbings


Leaf People & Creatures


Experiment: Chromatograph of Leaves


Leaf Hunting Activities


Halloween Related Activities



Halloween Activities

Halloween Resources

Scavenger Hunt

Trick or Treating

Jack ‘O Lantern

Trick or Treat Bag

Create Spooky Sound Story

Grave Stones

Masquerade Masks

Haunted House

Pumpkin Luminary

Ghosts:
Ghost Pops 

Paper Bag Ghost 

Ghost in the Graveyard Game

Balloon Ghost 

Recycled Ghost

Super Easy Ghost

Animals

Bats

Bat Resource Page

Black cats

Frog Research Project

Lizard Resource Page

Owls

Spiders

Wild Turkeys

Wolf Resources

Thanksgiving Related Activities

Thanksgiving

Balloon twist turkey

An Introduction to the Three Sisters

Three Sisters: Corn

Three Sisters: Beans

Three Sisters: Pumpkin

A Brand New World

Fall Cut-Outs

Harvest/Thanksgiving Lantern

Turkey Game and Activities

History of Thanksgiving

The Mayflower

Cornucopias

Seasonal & Fun Foods


Apple Resources


Apple Research Project

Sweet Potatoes

Cabbage

Peanuts

Oranges

Corn

Beans

Bean Resources

Three Sisters: Pumpkin

Peas

Corn Dogs

Popcorn Project

Marshmallows

Chocolate

Halloween Themed Pizza

Trick or Treating – Soul Cakes

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September Special Days Activity Companion Vol 1 Ebook Announcement!

I have a brand new ebook to offer you this month! It’s called…


I’ve teamed up with Betty Jo Hendrickson of Still Learning Something New again to offer you more terrific ideas and activities for some of the events, birthdays, and fun and interesting days that can be celebrated during the month of September!

Each of the days we’ve chosen are meant to help offer homeschool parents, educators, families, event planners, babysitters, libraries, recreational leaders, club leaders, and anyone who plans monthly activities for others, some fun ways to use Betty Jo’s awesome list of Special Days!

This wonderful collection of over 120 ideas and activities is suitable for all grade levels and ages, and covers a variety of subjects and diverse topics! 

About this publication:


  • It has been written and developed by Fran Wisniewski and Betty Jo Hendrickson.
  • Has 120+ easy to use ideas/activities and includes some delicious recipes.
  • It’s 21 pages long and printer friendly.
  • Is an Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF
  • Contains Family friendly activities.
  • Has a printable recipe and craft section.


I hope you’ll take the time to check it out for the low price of $5.00!


Etsy: September Special Days Activity Calendar


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Cornucopias

Wikipedia: Cornucopia – Information about the meaning, symbolism, mythology and the modern depictions of the cornucopia.

Wonderopolis: What is a cornucopia?
This site has an option that allows visitors to listen to the information given, and answers the questions: What is a cornucopia? Where did the cornucopia come from? and How do you make a cornucopia?

Crafts, Coloring Pages & Jigsaw Puzzles

All Recipes Cornucopia – Recipe for a bread cornucopia centerpiece.

DLTK: Cornucopia Craft – Free printable activity.


Artists Helping Children: Cornucopia Crafts for Kids – Ideas for Arts & Crafts, Instructions for Fall and Autumn Cornucopia Activities, and Projects for Children, Teens, and Preschoolers

Free Kids Crafts: Printable Cornucopia – Print in color or black and white.

Raising Our Kids: Cornucopia Coloring Pages 

Crayola: Cornucopia Coloring Page

Hello Kids: Thanksgiving Cornucopia – Color online or print.

epuzzles.info: Traditional Thanksgiving Cornucopia – Select the puzzle, type a nickname, and start working the puzzle.

PuzzleMobi.com: Cornucopia Jigsaw Puzzle – Select how many pieces you want to play with and begin when you are ready.
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Scented Bubbles

Bubbles are great to play with any time of the year, add a scent to them to make them even more fun!

You can make scented bubbles in a variety of ways:


Bubble Base: Make your own bubbles or use commercial.


To make your own, experiment with good dish soap, water, and glycerine or sugar to make bubbles that work well. I have an experimental version here. If you want a recipe, check the resources section at the bottom of that post.

Tip: Water makes a difference. If you have hard water, use purified or distilled water instead.

Scents: Use unsweetened flavored drink mix, food extract, or essential oils.


#1. Use unsweetened flavored drink mixes by adding 1/8 tsp at time until you like the scent. 


#2. Add your favorite extract 1 teaspoon at a time as you mix.


#3. Stir in 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil to your bubble solution.


Wands: Use old wands, make your own shapes out of chenille stems, use different sized straws, make paper cones, use your hands, etc.. Make giant bubbles with a length of string and 2 sticks.

Here’s a video showing how to make a giant bubble wand.

I hope you enjoy making and playing with scented bubbles!


Related Posts:


Summertime Fun July, Volume 1


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Pine Trees

Pine Cones


Birds and Blooms: Make Color-Changing Pine Cones for your fireplace.

Homeschool Ideas: Homeschool Science: Colored Pine Cones

BackyardParent: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Crafty Morning: Pine Cone Crafts for Kids


Pine Needles


Doodles & Jots: Turn a bunch of pine needles into a paint brush.

Native TechPine Needle Tea

Home Talk: Homemade Pine Needle Facial Toner &  Tartan Pine Needle Sachets

Urban Comfort: Evergreen Imprinted Clay Dishes

Survival Life5 Survival Uses of Pine Resin

Pine Needle VinegarEvergreen Scented Vinegar

Krokotak: FALL STARS from Chestnut Leaf Stalks – Pine needle star craft.


Bark & Twigs


Survival TopicsEdible Pine Bark

eHow: DIY Winter Solstice Lanterns

Trendy Tree: Lighted Pinecone Branch Centerpiece

HowStuff WorksPine Twig Trivet

Mixed Ideas

7 DIY Ways To Make Your House Smell Amazing For The-Holidays


One Acre Farm: 4 Wild Winter Teas & A Chocolate Drink

How Pine Trees Grow


Macmillan McGraw-Hill: Life Cycle Of A Pine Tree – Video and pictures.

Boundless: Life Cycle of a Conifer

Native Plants & Wildlife: Life Cycle of the Long-Leaf Pine Tree


How Lumber Is Made

DIY Sawmills: Turning Logs Into Lumber for Furniture

Videos


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