Getting Creative in October

October is such a colorful month! Along with the many colors, October also brings crisp cool mornings, sunny afternoons and chilly evenings. It’s the perfect time to get out your comfy sweaters – do some crafts, carve some pumpkins and bake some pie!

Crafts

I love collecting colorful leaves to do crafts – or even just to look at. Collecting can be fun as you go for walks along your favorite paths. October brings many creative opportunities that the whole family can enjoy. For example, you could try to find different colors and sizes of leaves, or gather a few of every shape.

You could also play guessing games of what tree or kind of tree the leaves came from. Whether it be a maple, poplar, elm or birch tree – Saskatchewan is full of all kinds with unique leaves.

The trees are beautiful to look at this time of year, so why not try to capture some of that beauty with a craft! 😊

Some leaf collecting craft ideas are:

  • Leaf Rubbings
  • Leaf Collage
  • Painting Leaves
  • Mason Jar Leaf Lights
  • And so much more!

Kids can be very creative and come up with lots of unique ideas on what to do with leaves!

When my son was little, one of his favorite things to do in fall was make a huge pile of leaves – jump right in the middle and then try to hide in the pile so no one could see him.

Being creative means you’re using your imagination and exploring – trying something different for the sake of doing something different. Even us as parents can jump in the huge pile of leaves, get up – brush the leaves off and do it all over again. I’m sure you’ll get lots of smiles and laughs from your children which will bring you so much joy.

Carving Pumpkins

My favorite part of carving pumpkins is cooking the seeds and eating them (yum 😋). There are so many flavors you can try, like: dill pickle, salt & vinegar, seasoning salt (my personal favorite), and ketchup too! Just look for popcorn seasoning at your local grocery store – they have plenty of options to choose from. Which flavor would you try?

Once the seeds are scooped and baking in the oven it’s time to carve! What do you like to carve on your pumpkin? A cat, a funny face, a scary face, the classic jack o’lantern, or something creative you’ve come up with on your own?

If carving isn’t an option for you or you want to try doing something different – painting your pumpkin can be just as fun!

Pumpkin pie – do you bake or buy?

Whether your watching someone make it, baking it yourself or just eating it – pumpkin pie is a fun and delicious treat!

Here’s an easy pumpkin pie recipe you can try: SIMPLE PUMPKIN PIE

My favorite way to eat some warm pumpkin pie is with a dollop of cool whip on top. It barely has time to melt before I try a bite…. Mmmm so good 🤤.

How do you like to eat your pumpkin pie?


I hope your October is full of beautiful colors, time spent with loved ones, and delicious treats.

😊🧡


Shannon

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