Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Leaf List - 2011

The older girls crafted a tree out of two paper bags...



...while the rest of us cut construction paper leaves...


...for this year's fall, "to do" list.


Just like last year, each leaf has an item, from our fall "to-do" list, written on it. We hope to remove the leaves, as we check the items off our list from now to Thanksgiving, by which time our tree should be bare of leaves, and covered in thankful turkeys.

Just in case you're wondering, here's a little peek at this year's list.

Fall Leaf List 2011

Fall Food



  • Drink apple cider

  • Make apple donuts

  • Make all day apple butter

  • Make zucchini bread

  • Make a pumpkin pie

  • Make pumpkin cinnamon rolls

  • Make pumpkin pretzels

  • Make pumpkin bread

  • Make pumpkin soup

  • Make a pumpkin latte (as good as a certain coffee shop's, if possible)

  • Roast pumpkin seeds

  • Make candy corn

  • Make owl cookies

  • Try a new squash dish

  • Make gingerbread men - for the first snow


Fall Family Movie Nights



  • Winnie the Pooh (DVD release Oct. 25)

  • Cars 2 (DVD release Nov. 1)

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (DVD release Nov. 14)

  • Green Lantern (for T and the Man of the House - DVD release Oct. 14)

  • Spy Kids 4 (DVD release Nov. 22)

  • It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

  • The Big Year (an in the theater movie, for the grown-ups)

Fall Activities



  • Rake leaves

  • Jump in a leaf pile

  • Go to a fall festival

  • Take a nature walk

  • Pull the guts out of a pumpkin

  • Spot a turning larch

  • Taste the first snow


Fall Crafts



  • Leaf craft

  • Scarecrow craft

  • Pine cone craft

  • Bat Craft

  • Candy corn craft

  • Paper bag owls

  • Pumpkin craft

  • Turkey craft

  • Mayflower craft

  • Pilgrim Craft

Fall Celebrations and Holidays



  • Dad's birthday

  • E's birthday

  • Mom's birthday

  • Columbus Day

  • Canadian Thanksgiving

  • National Candy Corn Day

  • Veterans Day

It's great to be a homeschooler.

11 comments:

Phyllis said...

Sounds like fun!! I thought about doing a fall bucket list too.

Debbie said...

What a cute project. Wow look at that list of things to do this fall.

Joyce said...

Thats such a cute display for your bucket list! I'm interested in the pumpkin pretzels! I've never heard of that before. I just posted about my bucket list a couple of days ago. Like yours, its a tree that will hopefully be bare at the end. Ours is December first though because I hope to do something else for Thanksgiving. If you'd like, I'd love it if you'd stop by and take a look.

Kendra said...

That's cute!

Ticia said...

What is this thing called fall you speak of? I've heard people talk about it before........

Looks like a great list and I love the tree you made to display it.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Ticia - It's like summer, but you get to wear pretty sweaters :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love your fall list! I have to think about making a fall bucket - my main concern is not being able to get to it. Things have been pretty busy here!

Sarah said...

Love it! Come see "teachin mamas" on facebook to see pictures of the one we made last week! Loooove it!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Sarah - I don't have a Facebook account, so I'll comment here - the leaves you made are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Is there a way to post a pic on here? I'd love to post the tree we made (our tree https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teachin-Mamas/113492312071846#!/photo.php?fbid=164386320315778&set=a.116994078388336.29823.113492312071846&type=1&theater) and the place I got the idea for the leaves. (original leaf craft idea http://www.momentsofmommyhood.com/2011/09/oldie-but-goodie-no-mess-fingerpainted.html)

Also, do you have a recipe you could share for apple donuts and pumpkin pretzels? We'd love to do those things but don't know how!

LOVE YOUR BLOG! My kids are young, but I am learning that I am most likely and "almost unschooler" as well :) Thanks for sharing!!!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Sarah - Thanks for sharing the links here - that will lead others there - which is great!

Also, here's the link to our pumpkin pretzels - http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-soft-pretzels.html

and the apple donuts - http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2010/10/baked-applesauce-donuts-for-bread.html