I made a little seasonal nature table on an upstairs windowsill this year as the kitten is proving to be all kinds of trouble about this sort of thing! He doesn't go upstairs so our little gnomes and things are safe for the time being.
I tried out the idea for making a tree out of a brown paper bag via Pinterest and it worked pretty well given that I only devoted about 5 minutes to it.
Each time I wonder about whether to bother with this sort of thing now that Cameron is older and seemingly uninterested, I re-read the post I wrote thanking my Mum for having made the effort. The stuff in the background counts, for sure, but sometimes I need to remind myself.
With all of these changes it seems like perfect synchronicity that the All Year Round Autumn Carnival opened on Saturday.
The Summer Carnival was a huge success with 399 links when it closed and I'm really looking forward to seeing what wonderful ideas get added for my favourite season - Autumn!
I've already babbled plenty about what the season means to me so without further ado...
I am co-hosting the carnival along with:
The Mahogany Way
Smiling Like Sunshine
All Things Beautiful
Like Mama~Like Daughter
Plain Vanilla Mom
Little Homeschool Blessings
Big 2, 2 Little
and we invite you to share ideas, activities, recipes.. anything to do with Autumn. You can share new ideas and things you have done in the past, also.
It's really easy to add your link - as easy as Pinning! Remember to link to the individual blog post instead of your main blog URL.
Speaking of Pinning - there is an All Year Round Pinterest board which contains most of the links from all of the carnivals.
You can get a button over on sunnydaytodaymama and there is a lovely new one for Autumn so you can give yours a seasonal update if you have one already.
Here come the links - I'm going to add some of my own this evening. Do come and share yours if you can :o)
All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn
1. Autumn Leaf Stones, 2. Autumn Activities, 3. Pictures of Autumn, 4. Bubble Making Fun, 5. Welcome Autumn,
6. 10 Children's Books About Fall, 7. Burlap Halloween Wreath, 8. Painted Salt Dough Leaves for Fall, 9. Leaf Man - Leaf Art, 10. Yarn Apples,
11. Fall Sensory Bin, 12. Paper Plate Apple Trees, 13. Maple Seed Birds, 14. Melted Crayon Pumpkins, 15. Saving Fall Leaves,
16. Slow Cooker Soup, 17. Sensory Wall Mosaic Art, 18. Spray Painting Leaves, 19. Collaged Autumn Leaves, 20. Autumn Mini Discovery Boxes,
21. Gel Glue Resist Watercolor Leaves, 22. Easy Fall Trees, 23. Acorn Snacks, 24. For Extra Special Trick-or-Treaters, 25. Playing with Pumpkins!,
26. The League of Leaf People, 27. Fall Trees, 28. Halloween Reading, 29. 17 Great Outdoor Fall Activities, 30. Coffee Filter Fall Leaves,
31. Apple Projects, 32. Apple Books & Activities For Kids, 33. Falling Leaf Wreath, 34. Autumn Apples, 35. Autumn Leaf Print Banner,
36. Autumn Seasonal Table, 37. Apple Pie Play Dough Tray, 38. Nature Faeries, 39. Autumn Leaf Bowls, 40. Autumn Tea Light Holders,
41. 17 Outdoor Play Ideas for Fall, 42. Thrifty Autumn Wreath, 43. Homemade Applesauce, 44. Apple Pie Craft, 45. Make a Gratitude Garland,
46. Go Orange Fall Bucket List, 47. Top Ten Things To Do In The Fall, 48. Wee Witches, 49. Autumn Nature Basket, 50. The Chocolate Conspiracy,
51. Chocolate Colored Glasses, 52. Falling Leaves Printable, 53. Potato Soup & Dragon Bread, 54. Fall Felting & Autumn Books, 55. Apple Unit,
56. Pumpkin Unit, 57. Autumn Leaf Unit, 58. Squirrel & Nut Activities, 59. Halloween Activities, 60. Autumn Mobile,
61. Leaf Crown, 62. Chestnut Streamer Toy, 63. Chestnut Pencil Toppers, 64. Acorn Animals, 65. Autumn Picture,
66. Autumn Nature Table, 67. Making Lanterns, 68. Autumn Sensory Bottles, 69. Awesome Autumn Nonfiction, 70. 5 Fall Crafts & Activities,
71. Free Animal Alphabet & more, 72. Fall Freebies, 73. Beach Discovery and Sorting, 74. Crock-Pot Apple Butter, 75. Pumpkin Seeds Autumn Tree,
76. A House for Hermit Crab, 77. Investigating Fall Leaves, 78. Free Moody Pumpkin Tutorial, 79. Simple Leaf Art, 80. Pumpkin Prints,
81. Autumn Cookies, 82. Autumn Cloud Dough, 83. Fall Felt Flowers, 84. Leaf Print Flags, 85. Fall Nature Tray,
86. Waxed Leaves, 87. Fall Craft Roundup, 88. Autumn Silent Sunday, 89. 15 Reasons Why We Love Fall, 90. Blackberry Playdough,
91. Apple Printing, 92. Fairy and Elf Houses, 93. Planting a Rainbow, 94. Autumn Jigsaw Puzzle Tree and Sensory Tub, 95. Favorite Fall Recipes,
96. Apple Pancakes & an Autumn Short Story, 97. Autumn Clothespin Dolls, 98. Fall Books We Love, 99. Peanut Butter Oatmeal, 100. A Day Out In London,
101. Fall Leaf Collage, 102. Watercolor & Crayon Resist Leaves, 103. Tissue Paper Leaves, 104. Last of Summer, First of Fall, 105. Chocolate Apples,
106. DIY Pirate Flag, 107. Autumn Tree Craft, 108. Autumn Window Decoration, 109. Autumn Leaf Decorations, 110. Outdoor Autumn Fun,
111. Alphabet Leaf Hunt, 112. Apple & Leaf Prints, 113. Scrubber & Cork Stamping Apple Tree, 114. Has Leaf Man Arrived?, 115. Apple Tree Collage,
116. Headband Holder, 117. Angry Birds Exercise Ball, 118. Autumn, 119. Burlap & Glass Harvest Light, 120. Fall In My Yard,
121. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, 122. Glass Bead Acorns, 123. Mini Leaves, 124. Mini Pumpkins, 125. Thanksgiving Spice Handprint Turkey,
126. Squish Painted Leaves, 127. Sponge Painted Leaves, 128. Autumn Leaf Crafts, 129. Autumn Placemats, 130. Apple Printing Wall Banner,
131. Michaelmas Shooting Stars, 132. 30 Awesome Apple Activities, 133. Apple Unit, 134. Felt Apple Counters, 135. Apple Life Cycle,
136. Leaf Projects, 137. Glowing Halloween Decoration, 138. DIY Turkeys, 139. Fall Montessori Work, 140. Pumpkin Fun!,
141. Fall Practical Life, 142. Autumn Art, 143. Melted Crayon Leaves & Apples, 144. Storm Branch Catapult, 145. Leaves & Seeds in Autumn,
146. Kids Books & Nature Fun for Fall, 147. Fall Chalk Pastels, 148. Fairy Pumpkin House, 149. Acorns, 150. 40 Activities for Fall,
151. Looking for Fall, 152. Autumn Leaves Window Display, 153. Decorate a Playhouse for Halloween, 154. The First Day of Fall, 155. 31 Fall Favorite Books,
156. Bees, 157. Gingersnap and Apple Cider Party, 158. Corn Husk Dolls, 159. DIY Bookends, 160. Fall Nature Table,
161. Turkey Cookies, 162. Fabric Garland Decor for Autumn, 163. Family Fun with a Halloween Countdown, 164. Scavenger Hunt, 165. Embroidery & Leaves,
166. Autumn Outside and Inside, 167. The Acorn Men, 168. Fall Dry Brush, 169. Turkeys & Owls Art Study, 170. Cornucopia of Thanks,
171. Leaf Pile Fun!, 172. Autumn Leaf Chromatography, 173. Little Pumpkins, 174. Autumn Windows, 175. Halloween Spiders,
176. Autumn Slice, 177. Milk Weed, 178. Waxing Leaves, 179. Apple Stamping, 180. Hand & Foot Print Turkey,
181. Popcorn Turkey, 182. Spin Art Turkey, 183. Pumpkin Pie Play Dough, 184. Thanksgiving Round-up, 185. Halloween Themed Projects,
186. Halloween Chapter & Picture Books, 187. Leaf, 188. Ghost & Bat Halloween Bunting, 189. Sparkly Spiders, 190. Jack O Lantern Pancakes,
191. More Fall Books, 192. Spiders and Their Webs, 193. Cinnamon Spice Muffins, 194. Autumn Displays, 195. Owl Books & Activities,
196. Textured Pumpkin Patch, 197. Bats, The Moon & Nighttime Fun, 198. The Halloween Sugar Fairy, 199. Pumpkin Folk Art, 200. Painting on Pumpkins,
201. Autumn Nature Walks, 202. Seeds, 203. Pom Pom Candy Corn, 204. Potato Pancakes and Applesauce, 205. Corn Husk Dolls,
206. Corn Husk Sunflower Wreath, 207. Lavender and Pecans, 208. Web Hunt Walk, 209. Spider Web Gift Bags, 210. Fall Farm Trip,
211. Fall Leaf Number Learning, 212. Scented Apple Pie Paper Plate Art, 213. Hand Print Place Mat Keepsake, 214. Pumpkin Tie Dye Shirt, 215. Owls,
216. Autumn Cattail Study, 217. Fall Picnic, 218. Fall Fun!, 219. Autumn Necklace, 220. A Pumpkin Painting Story,
221. Halloween: the scuttlers, 222. First Frost Feast, 223. Halloween: Investigations, 224. Sweet Potato Gnocchi, 225. 5 Favourite Autumn Books,
226. DIY Paper Mache Treat Holders, 227. Homemade Pumpkins, 228. Picking Up Conkers!, 229. Halloween: the sweets, 230. Autumn Tree Decorating,
231. Pumpkin Carving, 232. Preserving Autumn Leaves in Beeswax, 233. Fall Nature Journaling, 234. Needle Felted Pumpkin, 235. Cheese Snack Crackers,
236. Halloween: the light, 237. More Fall Fun!, 238. Family Fall Fun Fest, 239. Ready for Halloween, 240. Maple Leaf Roses,
241. Rivers, 242. Pumpkin Man, 243. Pumpkin Cider Beef Stew, 244. Apple-Print Thank you Cards, 245. Fall Family Movie Night,
246. Collecting Signs of Autumn, 247. Happy Halloween, 248. Halloween: Pumpkins, 249. Halloween: the flying mammal, 250. A Wonder Jar,
251. Halloween Week at Playschool, 252. A Surprise Creek Day, 253. Making a Glass Jar Lantern, 254. Cattails, 255. More Autumn Nature Walks,
256. Celebrating Martinmas, 257. Project Feeder & other Citizen Science, 258. Make an Apple Pie, 259. Leaf Collecting & Leaf Art, 260. The Colours Of Autumn,
261. Hedgehogs, 262. An Autumn Walk, 263. Goldsworthy Inspired Fall Leaf Watercolors, 264. Paper Turkey, 265. Pinecone Turkey,
266. Paddle Turkey, 267. Fall Footy Sensory Bin, 268. Slow Cooker Applesauce, 269. Tee Pee Craft, 270. Autumn Sky,
271. For the Birds..., 272. Autumn Nature Walks, 273. Thanksgiving at Playschool, 274. Fall Back, 275. Let Nature Decorate your Holiday Table,
276. Make a Beaded Corn Ear, 277. Honor Your Family With Fun Gratitude Crafts, 278. Butternut Squash Lasagna, 279. Stuffed Paper Apples, 280. November View,
281. More Bonkers Conkers, 282. The Last Days of Autumn, 283. Christmas Tree, 284. London in Autumn, 285. St Paul's Cathedral, London