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Embracing Fall: Creating Memorable Family Traditions.

Fall is a magical time of year when the weather starts to cool, leaves change colors, and the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air. For our family and our homeschool, it's a season filled with cherished traditions that help us fully embrace the beauty of autumn. In this blog post, we'll take you through our favorite fall family traditions that bring us closer together and create lasting memories. Let our list inspire your homeschool!



1. Creating a Cozy Hygge Atmosphere


As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, we transform our home into a cozy haven. Blankets are strewn across the couch, and fall decor takes center stage. We light candles, drink tea with honey, and bask in the warmth of our fireplace. This atmosphere embodies the Danish concept of "Hygge" (pronounced 'hoo-guh'), which represents a feeling of comfort, contentment, and wellbeing. It's the perfect way to start the season, bringing our family together in a cocoon of coziness.


girls baking with a bowl of chocolate chips
baking banana bread

2. Baking Delicious Fall Treats


Fall wouldn't be complete without indulging in some homemade treats. Every year, we embark on a baking spree that includes family favorites like apple crisp, chocolate chip banana bread, and death by chocolate zucchini bread. The delightful aroma of these goodies wafting through the house is enough to make anyone's mouth water. Plus, we always make extra to share with friends and family or freeze for later, ensuring a taste of fall all year round.




two girls standing in front of an apple tree.
Apple Orchard

3. Apple Orchard Adventures


One tradition that truly captures the essence of fall is our annual visit to the local apple orchard. This outing has become a beloved family ritual. We pick crisp apples right from the trees, savor sweet cider, and indulge in mouthwatering donuts. As we wander through the orchards, our kids run and play, immersing themselves in the season's bounty. It's a day filled with laughter, togetherness, and the joy of harvest.





girls with wand and candles
Harry Potter School
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Harry Potter School

4. Harry Potter School


This fall, we've embarked on an exciting new tradition: Harry Potter School. Inspired by a recent trip to Florida, where we experienced the magic of the Wizarding World, we decided to dive into the world of Hogwarts during the month of October. We've started a literature study of the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," with a particular focus on Herbology as a part of our science curriculum. This enchanting journey allows us to combine education with adventure, creating a deeper connection with the characters and the magical universe.

You can join the journey to Hogwarts with one of these unit studies:


Girls on picnic blanket
Nature picnic

5. Nature Study and Outdoor Adventures


One of the highlights of our fall traditions is our weekly Nature Study, typically held on Fridays. It's an opportunity for both education and exploration. We delve into topics like the fall harvest moon and changing seasons, helping our 1st grader better understand the world around them. Our eldest, meanwhile, gets to dive deeper into nature concepts. The best part? We get to spend quality time outdoors with our group of Nature Walk friends, making memories that will last a lifetime.





In conclusion, fall is a season rich in traditions that bring families closer together and create lasting memories. Whether it's embracing the Hygge spirit, baking delicious treats, visiting the apple orchard, immersing ourselves in the world of Harry Potter, or exploring the wonders of nature, these traditions remind us of the joy and beauty that this season brings. So, as the leaves fall and the air turns crisp, consider starting your own fall family traditions. You'll be amazed at the warmth and togetherness they bring to your home during this magical time of year.




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I'm Stefany, from the Made in Wisconsin Family. I am excited to share our journey through life and homeschooling with the many parents who find themselves in the world of home education. 

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