Halloween and Thanksgiving might look a little different this year. But you can still make this season a fun and special one with your kiddos. Here are a few simple ideas to celebrate the harvest season and make it feel special in an alternative way.
Decorate and Make Your Space Extra Festive This Year
Pick a day to celebrate the fall harvest season. You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of new Halloween or fall decor to make your home feel festive, just use what you have. Head to your local pumpkin patch, or grocery store a grab a few little pumpkins, gourds, squash, or apples to use as your decor.
Take your kids on a nature walk and have them collect colored leaves and pine cones to use as your tablescape. It’s a science lesson, nature walk, and decor finding adventure all wrapped into one.
A Simple (healthier treat) to Celebrate Harvest Season
Buy some apple cider. Find some fancy glasses or copper mugs to serve it in. Your kids will love it and feel so special. Pour the cider into your favorite pitcher, have the kids help you. My kids love helping me with seasonal decor and baking! Check out more healthy fall recipes here.
- 1 egg
- 1/3 c. peanut or your favorite nut butter
- 2/3 c. pumpkin puree
- 1/3 c. coconut sugar
- 1/4 c. pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. almond flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Mix ingredients. Spray an 8 x 8 pan, or use a pumpkin muffin mold (like I used above), then add mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before you cut and serve. Recipe yields 16 blondies/muffins.
I hope you can find some time to slow down and savor this season, even through it’s been a weird and hard year. When we can find things to be thankful for and celebrate, that is what life is really about. And that is what I want my kids to learn from this challenging season. Let’s celebrate the simple moments and be thankful for what we CAN do.