by Jim Pence
It is officially fall (or autumn, if you prefer). Whatever you call it, it means (at least in certain parts of the country) that trees burst out with beautiful colors. Unfortunately, I live in North Texas, where most trees just turn varying shades of brown. However, I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I do remember how beautiful this time of year can be.
If you wonder whether God is a magnificent artist, just look around during fall and watch Him paint the trees.
Fall is also a great time of year to create colorful, autumn-themed crafts and artwork. With that in mind, here are some links to websites that will give you and your children some awesome projects to choose from:
42 FALL LEAF CRAFTS – http://www.momtastic.com/parenting/170411-10-fall-leaf-crafts-to-do-with-kids/
12 FALL KIDS CRAFTS – http://myblessedlife.net/2011/09/fall-kids-crafts.html
FREE PRINTABLE FALL LEAF COLORING PAGES – http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/coloringpages/l/blfallcoloring.htm
For older children, here’s a short (3 1/2 min) video from Ehow.com on how to draw an autumn tree with colored pencils: