It’s that time of year again. Get ready for colorful leaves, crackling fires, and, of course, “pumpkin spice” flavoring. In the U.S., everything edible—from cookies and lattes to ketchup and hummus—has gone seasonal yet again. But how exactly is the favorite fall flavor made? And what makes Americans love it so much? Botanically speaking, pumpkins are actually indistinguishable from some other types of squash. Culturally … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Food Rituals and Pumpkin-Flavored Feelings
When you love fall as much as we do, it sometimes feels like you can blink and miss the colors. And that’s almost true—most trees remain in their vibrant, warm-hued state for only a week before shedding their leaves. As you watch the environment transform, take the opportunity to learn about the fascinating science behind the season. Our collection of ideas is perfect to help you … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: The Science of a Season
Happy autumn My Wonderful World readers! How are you planning on kicking off the fall season? Here are 5 fun activities you can do to celebrate and enjoy the colorful, chilly, and tasty season!
1. Forage for Foliage
One of the best – and most beautiful – parts of the fall is the foliage. Although New England is famous for having some of the best foliage in the world, you can appreciate the vibrant orange, red, yellow, and brown hues all over the country. Check out this map at theweatherchannel.com that shows you the stage of the foliage in different regions of the country. Plan a hike during peak foliage time that will allow you to experience some of the best scenery nature has to offer. Ehow.com offers a simple guide of how to view fall foliage.
Ever wonder why the leaves turn different colors in the fall? The US National Arboretum explains the science of color in autumn leaves.
2. Let the Fall Bring Out Your Inner Artist
Use the beauty of the season to inspire your creativity! Here are 24 simple fall arts and craft projects that you can do with a friend, a family member, or your class!