With modern developments in technology and transportation, fewer people are needed to grow much greater amounts of food. Better yet, food can now be grown and harvested all year round and then packaged and stored to keep fresh for a long time. Best of all, countries can provide food to one another so that a bad local harvest no longer means that a community will starve.
Even though fewer of us are involved in the actual growing and harvesting of crops anymore, people still take the time to stop and gather together for harvest festivals. At these times we give thanks for the food we collect from the earth and the work we and other people have put into cultivating, preparing, and serving this food.
Here are a few more fall activities you can do with your children.
The Science of Sauerkraut – Learn about preserving cabbage by making sauerkraut. What is this preservation all about?
A Fall Apple Glyph – A fun fall glyph activity that will represent how the child feels about products harvested in fall.
Make A Corn Husk Doll – Share some history with your child and make your own corn husk dolls.
An Animal Harvest – Animal harvest too! Give you child another perspective on harvesting by sharing this delightful book and activity.