Yesterday, we read Fall Leaves by Doretta Holland. It is illustrated by Elly MacKay. This book is magical! It mixes poetry and science together perfectly as it describes and explains the changes we see and feel and smell and touch outside in autumn. As we read the words of this book and looked at its gorgeous illustrations, we felt that we were truly experiencing fall in all of its glory just as the little boy and girl do!
After reading it, we made maple leaf sugar cookies with a maple glaze on top. I only had four cookies left to take a picture of because the kids gobbled them up so fast!
Later in the day, we went outside to rake up and jump in big piles of leaves. After all the jumping, we had to throw them up into the air and let them fall down all around us. This is one of our favorite fall family traditions that we do to celebrate leaves.