OCTOBER TEA TIME | 2021

Remember back when I use to create Morning Basket and Tea Time printables? Well I’m finally getting back into the routine of making them and the first one that I’ve made since March 2021 just so happens to be October which is my favorite month. I think this one is a good one! I’m so excited to share this little package with you guys. This months bundle includes a recipe for gluten free soft pretzels, a character study of Martin Luther, beings that it’s of October it seemed fitting. I also have a hymn for family worship, some craft ideas, some extra resources listed and book suggestions for the fall season. I also included a scripture memory verse and some copy work. 

SCRIPTURE VERSE

For our scripture verse for this month we will be memorizing Ephesians 2:8

Each day we will work on saying our verse out loud a couple of times and I’ll periodically ask the boys throughout the day what their memory verse is. We will also be singing it, I’ve shared the link for that below and practicing our handwriting with some copy work.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God

I have included my friend, Abby’s Instagram page below. She has a beautiful voice and gift that she uses to sing scripture to help in memorization

HYMN

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

You can print off the sheet music HERE and listen to it on YouTube HERE – This is one of my favorite hymns and it was written by Martin Luther, so again it went with the theme for October!

CRAFTS

Beeswax Leaves and Fabric Pumpkins. I have included the instructions and links below.

Beeswax Leaves – Gather a bunch of colorful autumn leaves. Try to pick ones that are freshly fallen. If they are brittle they will crumble in the heat of the wax.

Melt your wax {we like beeswax) but you can use paraffin wax too. Use an old crock-pot or pan, something you won’t ever eat out of. Once your wax is melted hold your leaves by their stems and dip them into the melted wax, flip so both sides are covered. Lay on wax paper to cure. Use them in bowls, hang them as a garland using needle and thread or scatter them on a table as a festive centerpiece.

RECIPE

Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

I have included the full recipe on the print out from King Arthur Flour and linked their website below. I have used this recipe before and I thought it would be fun since Pretzels originate in Germany and that is where Martin Luther is from, so it all kind of goes together.

CHARACTER STUDY

For our character study this month we will be getting to know Martin Luther — I have included a brief background on Martin Luther with several resources in case you want to dive deeper. We will be using the free coloring pages from the Torch Lighters Website. I have that linked below. As well as our Torch Lighters activity book and the other resources I have listed below throughout the month. When doing a character study with your kiddos spend time getting to know the person, the place in which they grew up and spent their lives, the things they did and how they impacted history. You can dive as deeply as you’d like, maybe even explore Germany and the rest of Europe during that time period. You can also spend time talking about the positive character traits that person had.

Martin Luther loved music. One activity we will be doing is choosing our favorite hymns, listen to them and list a couple of truths that are taught in each hymn. This is a simple way to incorporate music and worship in your tea time.

I do not have an artist study this month, but I think we will be looking at various art online from the Reformation era. Maybe focusing on Pieter Bruegal who was a significant artist during the 16th century. Known for his landscapes and genre painting.

Luther in Real Time – Podcast – This is so fun to listen to. We tuned in last year and really enjoyed it.

Reformation ABCs and The Church History ABCs

Martin Luther: Christian Biographies for Young Readers

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World

BOOKS

These are some of our favorite autumn themed books. We are huge lovers of picture books and sweet stories. These are sweet to pull out and flip through during afternoon tea time.

  • Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn
  • Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
  • Sharing the Bread
  • Cranberry Thanksgiving
  • Sleep Tight Farm
  • Ox Cart Man
  • Johnny Appleseed – Will Moses
  • Too Many Pumpkins
  • Leaf Man
  • In November

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this months bundle. Before you leave please consider subscribing to my blog. You will only receive an email when I publish a new blog post. Your support means so much

Blessings,

Bree

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