Narnian Afternoons #2: 10 Things to Do This Fall

Simple gingerbread man cookie cutouts bring to mind the autumn feast from The Silver Chair.

Simple gingerbread man cookie cutouts bring to mind the autumn feast from The Silver Chair.

  1. Bake a Man-Pie.
  2. Weave yourself a crown of fall leaves or berries, like a dryad.  Here’s a lovely Leaf Crown Tutorial.  All you need is leaves and a pair of scissors.
  3. Pick apples, then bake some up with sugar.  Baked Apples Recipe.
  4. Drink spiced cider.  You can find recipes for making cider online, buy jugs to heat up, or find instant packets at the grocery store.
  5. Prepare to dress up as your favorite Narnian for Halloween or your church Harvest festival.
  6. Make Pattertwig-worthy Acorn Treats.  So yummy!
  7. Have a scavenger hunt.  Look for the following:
    1. Leaves from five different dryads
    2. An acorn cap.  Use one to whistle. (It’s not Queen Susan’s Horn, but it’s a lot of fun.)
    3. A dandelion
    4. A pinecone
    5. A bird
    6. A spider web
    7. Animal tracks
    8. A rock
    9. A feather
    10. A squirrel (but don’t watch him if he’s storing his winter stash.)
  8. Go stargazing – (Admittedly not an afternoon activity.) Identify some of the constellations of our world.  Then see if you can pick out star patterns that could match Narnian constellations, like the Ship, the Hammer and the Leopard. Watch the Orionids meteor shower in late October.
  9. Knit or crochet yourself a scarf so you’ll be ready for winter.
  10. Draw your own map of Narnia.  Alternately, draw a map of the area in which you live and give it Narnian labels.

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