Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Leaf List - Things To Do Before the Leaves Fall

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 
At least we think the little rabbits we've been seeing all over town are snowshoes.

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.


Karin Huber said...

Nice tree, great idea! (I hope you reach your targets in time.) Thank you!

Phyllis said...

What a great list. You make me want to make one, too. I always look forward to seeing this tradition.

Camie said...

I love this! You fall ideas are so fun.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Wow! No wonder you get so much done - you write lists! And they are funky pictoral lists pasted on the wall. Just when I thought you couldn't get any cooler.....

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love little rabbits - how fun to see them everywhere!

I really like how you put your tree in a corner - so much more interesting!

Ticia said...

I haven't convinced my kids yet of the awesomeness of the Ramona books. I keep trying, but it's not translating yet.

You'll have to say what you think of Maleficent, I keep going back and forth on wanting to see it.