Tag: Seasons

  • From Bud To Bloom

    From Bud To Bloom

    For this activity, please choose a tree in your yard or somewhere very close by. Next, choose one or more methods to document your observations: Drawing, writing/journaling, picture or video recording, or an audio recording device. Observation Suggestions What kind of tree is it? Find out its name and the type of tree it is. […]

  • When To Plant

    When To Plant

    Anytime of the Year Urban Farmer: What to Plant Now Almanac: Gardening  Click on ‘Personalized Planting Calendar‘, type in your zip code to find out what and when to grow, and when to harvest. Spring & SummerArticles & InformationAbout: Organic Gardening: Vegetable & Herbs To Plant In August Reader’s Digest: 11 Vegetables to Start Indoors Before Spring Bonnie Plants: Which […]



    If you are looking for fun ways to celebrate the season of Summer, try a few of the following activities that can be found on FranW.com… *Celebrate Summer! – What do you do to celebrate the summer season? Use the activity suggestion to help make the summer a little more fun. *Bubble Solution – Experiment to […]

  • Word Games – December

    Word Games – December

    I hear a lot parents say that they would like to use a more relaxed approach when it comes to educating their kids, and the month of December is a great time to begin doing that. With all the festive things to do around town and fun activities being offered on-line, there are a lot […]

  • Fall Cut-Outs

    Fall Cut-Out by Fran W.   Fall cut-outs are a fun and creative way to accent a window or a wall. To make a cut-out, you will need:  Construction paper, a craft knife, pencil, tissue paper, glue and tape What to do…  Draw a picture on one side of your construction paper and use a […]

  • Fall Leaves

    Fall Leaves

    Did you know… Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color, carotenoid gives them an orange color, xanthophylls give a yellow color, anthocyanin gives a red color and tannin gives a brown color. Question… During the summer we see green leaves. Leaves change colors in the fall…or do they? How and why do leaves change colors in […]

  • Fall Holidays and Events

    Fall Holidays and Events

    Fall Activities that can be found on  FranW.com September 22 Autumn Equinox 26 Johnny Appleseed Day Apple activities   October 12 Columbus Day 31 Halloween Halloween activities   November  1  Day of the Dead  1  All Saints Day  2  All Souls Day 3 Election Day Learn about Voting, Victoria Woodhull, Women’s Suffrage Movement 11 Veterans Day/Remembrance Day […]

  • Autumn/Fall


    Fall Leaves by Fran W. Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere between September 22nd and 24th each year, and as the green leaves fade away, we are left with the beautifully colored leaves of fall.  The weather will grow colder, signs for seasonal festivals and celebrations will pop-up around town, and before you know it, […]

  • Fall Equinox

    Learn More…PBS: SeasonsPBS offers a video about the seasons.Wikipedia: September EquinoxInformation about the September EquinoxeTheme: EquinoxThis site offers a few different educational sites related to the equinox. Fall activities on Fran’s World of Discovery Autumn/Fall Mini Research Project Leaf ActivitiesLeaf experiments, information and activities.Apple Research ProjectApple facts, leading questions, links to sites, videos, and activities.Fall Holidays and […]

  • Winter Solstice

    Winter Solstice

    Did you know… The winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year and marks the first day of winter! Activity: Make a luminary Help light your way during the longest night of the year! You will need… A clean plastic milk or water jug any size – see through works […]