Fun Fall Facts to Impress Your Children

Everyday moments create wonderful opportunities to engage with your children. The changing of seasons will provide tangible experiences to focus on nature, science and create positive interactions. Below are some fun fall facts to impress:

  • Pumpkin Spice has nothing to do with pumpkins. It is a spice mix.

  • Red and purple fall leaves are caused by the amount of sugar in leaves. The more red in the leaf, the more sugar is stored.

  • Yellow and orange colors are the natural colors of leaves but they get overpowered by chlorophyll which causes leaves to be green. As sunlight decreases in fall, the chlorophyll decreases in the leaves.

  • People who live close to the equator never experience the season of fall.

  • Children born in fall, according to the UK Department of Education and the University of Chicago, are statistically better students and live longer.

  • The work “harvest” comes from the Old Norst work “haust”, which means “to gather or pluck”.