Fall of Autumn? Wherever you live in the world and whatever term you know it by, if you are writing to your Compassion child about it, make sure you include a happy snap of your family gleefully throwing and playing in the leaves. What fun! Here are some great suggestions of what you may like to send with it…
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FALL / AUTUMN BIBLE VERSES
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted… Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
If we sow seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, the results will be good. Galatians 5:22
The more good we sow, the more good we reap. Let us be generous and bountiful in sowing good seed. 2 Corinthians 9:6
Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind”… And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:11-12
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Daniel 2:21
When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be left for the stranger, the orphan, and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all your undertakings. Deuteronomy 24:19
GOD MADE THE SEASONS
Autumn Leaves don’t fall – they’re pushed! Article explaining the scientific process before each leaf is dropped. You may like to share this fascinating scientific information with your child. Give a brief summary for younger children or print this article for older children.
Why do leaves change colour in the Fall? Fun information for kids from a Biblical perspective; free printable
What causes the seasons? Fun information for kids from a Biblical perspective; free printable
God made the seasons colouring pages, craft and lesson ideas; free printable
Fall / Autumn theme ideas (Julia Bettencourt women’s ministry) devotionals, wallet cards and free printables for our older girls
What does a plant cell look like? (pdf) a diagram to label and colour to discover that there is NO such thing as a ‘simple cell’. EACH CELL is a masterpiece – it’s a miniature city! Dr Chuck Missler explains… absolutely fascinating. Don’t miss it!
FALL / AUTUMN ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Autumn Leaves – colouring (scroll down to second one on list) and information from a Biblical perspective; free printable
Autumn / Fall colouring A boy; a girl; leaves; wind; pumpkins; and words: Autumn is a time to play; Let’s thank God for every day; free printable
Autumn Farm – colouring free printable
Autumn – colouring pages (Activity Village) puzzles; crafts; games and more; free printable
Autumn – colouring (scroll down to seasonal – then click on ‘Bear/Pumpkin’) teddy bear peering over a huge pumpkin; free printable
Fall colouring pages for kids free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to your colouring pages to make them more interesting with this easy tutorial
FALL / AUTUMN ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Maths Worksheet – Finding Averages and Percentages (SchoolhouseTeachers.com) Mike and Caleb are brothers. They live on a farm. Mike and Caleb like to compete in almost everything they do. This year, they both grew pumpkins. Their parents gave each of them a section of the garden to use. They decided to see who could grow the most pumpkins and who could grow the pumpkins with the highest average weight. Help them determine the answers; more like this; free printable
Fall Puzzles free printable
Fall worksheets for kids free printable
Autumn – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw free printable
Leaves – colouring / puzzles / learn to draw free printable
Make your own puzzles specifically tailored for your child
FALL / AUTUMN ~ CRAFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Autumn Craft Ideas from ministry-to-children.com
Knuckle-print leaves and pumpkins (Happy Home Fairy) a fun, but messy :) activity for younger children
Fall crafts for kids adapt for paper only
Nature Bingo Game to make these are made for summer, but the idea could easily be adapted for fall or autumn and with a bit of research, tailored to fit your child’s country; free printable
How to make a Paper Log cabin – craft for something different
Creative Idea: Some sponsors have attached Autumn leaves of different shapes and colours to paper and then laminated them. You may need to double check current Compassion postage guidelines before doing this one – just to make sure.
FALL / AUTUMN ~ POSTERS / PAPER GIFTS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin – adorable poster for kids (Happy Home Fairy) in a green and orange doodle style with Bible references – God picks you from the patch and brings you in; then washes all the dirt off of you; He opens you up and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face. And He puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see; free printable
1 John 3:22-23 Bible Poster in lovely Autumn / Fall colours – And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he has commanded us; This Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
2 Timothy 1:7 Bible poster in Autumn / Fall colours – For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. This Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable
Fall / Autumn ~ Bookmark (by Graphic Garden – scroll down to seasonal) cute teddy bear picking apples to put in a basket; floating leaves; Fall / Autumn ~ Notepaper 2 designs to choose from; lined or unlined; Fall / Autumn ~ To-Do List (scroll down to seasonal) 2 country designs to choose from, including a cute teddy bear sitting by a red and white mushroom, with a few floating leaves; Fall / Autumn ~ Gift Tags or scrapbooking tags (scroll down to seasonal) 2 country designs to choose from: teddy bear chasing leaves; scarecrows and friends; free printable
Autumn / Fall bookmarks in fall colours with simple line drawings of leaves, pumpkins and other autumn-themed items; free versions are fine
Fall Leaves ~ Scrapbooking and Journal items stationery, tags, and items suitable for boys or girls; free printable
Fall check list (Happy Home Fairy) for your family fun; free printable
FALL / AUTUMN ~ STATIONERY / OTHER ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Bless and encourage your child with a note on this sweet pumpkin barrow stationery by Karla Domacher. Add your child’s name to personalise it (by adding a text box or just write it in if you know calligraphy or have nice handwriting).
Fall / Autumn stationery (pageborders.org) 4 free printable designs; free versions are fine
Fall / Autumn ~ Stationery (by Graphic Garden – scroll down to ‘seasonal’) 3 country designs to choose from – lined or unlined; Fall / Autumn ~ Greeting Card (scroll down to ‘other seasons/holidays’); Fall / Autumn ~ Envelope (scroll down to ‘seasonal’) a cute country teddy bear sitting by a red and white mushroom with a few floating leaves; free printable
Pumpkin stationery with a border of fine looking pumpkins around page; lined, blank or handwriting; free printable
Autumn Stationery – white background; nicely coloured leaves across the top; insert the image on the top half of your page and leave the bottom half of your page blank to make your own stationery. Add a Bible verse to encourage your child.
Elli.com (scroll down) has some great stationery, note cards and paper gifts perfect for any occasion; free printable
More Autumn/Fall letter ideas from Michelle, a Compassion sponsor
Make your own Fall / Autumn stationery with this easy tutorial
FALL / AUTUMN ~ IMAGES
Autumn images with Bible verse (Goodsearch)
More Autumn images with Bible verse (Google)
Some lovely Autumn images with Bible verses for purchase
- Poster ~ Bible Verse Poster (A4) or Bible Verse Card (4×6)
- Note Cards ~ Bible Note Cards ~ 2 per A4 page
- Bookmark ~ add your child’s name and favourite Bible verse to make a personalised Bible Bookmark.
- Wallet Cards ~ Print 9 or 10 on an A4 page (shrink / arrange evenly) to make Bible wallet cards or lunch box cards. These make fabulous items for your child to share around with family and friends. Especially those who may not have heard from their sponsor in a while. :(
- Stationery ~ use them as pictures / illustrations in your letter and create your own stationery
- Photo frame ~ just insert a plain white rectangle over the middle of your Fall/Autumn photo, leaving just the edges showing. Make the frame as wide or skinny as you wish. Use this tutorial as a guide. You may also like to add a Bible verse to your frame and make it the star of the show.
- Calendar ~ make a Fall calendar.
- Bible Stickers ~ Address labels make great stickers. Just type your Fall Bible verses out as if they were addresses. This easy tutorial will show you how to add clip art if you wish.
- Scrapbooking page ~ make up a scrapbooking page with your Fall photos to send to your Compassion child. Make sure you include a Bible verse and a pic of your family playing in the Autumn leaves. :)
- Lapbook ~ combine some of these suggestions above into a fun lapbook for your child.*
But whatever you choose for your package of love, don’t forget… :)
What are your favourite ideas for a Fall / Autumn package?*
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