With fall crafts, and baking starting around our house this week, and since we've been on a leaf kick anyway, it seemed like a good time to put together our fall leaf list.
As usual, we taped up, and pieced together a paper bag tree (cut from a single grocery-sized paper bag).
Then, we covered it with construction paper leaves, that each have one item from our fall to-do list written on them. The leaves on our tree will "fall" as we complete each item on our list.
A (age 13) took charge of the list, this year. So far, this is what she's come up with for us:
- Watch Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Amazon (releases 9-23-14)
- Watch Maleficent (releases 11-4-14)
- Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving
- Mom's birthday
- Dad's birthday
- E's birthday
- Make Owl Cookies on the first day of fall
- Make homemade candy corn
- Make apple muffins
- Gut a pumpkin
- Make pumpkin muffins
- Have pumpkin pie for breakfast
- Make homemade applesauce
- Donuts on a string
- Unpack the last box
- Spot a wild turkey
- Get driver's permits (G and T)
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Find a new fall festival
- First snow
- Make gingerbread men
- Pumpkin science day
- Drive to the nearest Starbucks for a pumpkin latte (Mom and Dad)
- Make paper bag owls
- Re-read Beverly Cleary's Ramona series (so younger girls will understand paper bag owls)
- Watch How to Train Your Dragon 2 (releases 11-11-14)
- Spot a turning snowshoe
Time, and the first real snowfall, ought to tell. In the meantime, I've got some serious unpacking to do, if the "unpack the last box" leaf is going to fall before Thanksgiving, when we traditionally take down our tree.