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Fall Bucket List for Kids – Free Printable for Family Fun

Fall bucket list - Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults for the autumn season! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

Have you ever heard of a bucket list? I’m thinking that you probably have, thanks to the wonderful movie by the same name a few years ago (like eleven!), and its many incarnations all throughout social media. Just in case you haven’t, the bucket list is supposed to be a list of things you want to do “before you kick the bucket.” I’ve taken a little different spin on it, creating lists of things for families to do in the season that they’re in, fun things to enjoy before the world moves on to something else, before life changes too … Read more

10 Fun Family Activities for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to have fun as a family. It’s not too hot or too cold, so we can go outside pretty much every day. It gives kids a chance to watch, listen, smell, touch, and taste new all kinds of new things. It gives them a chance to give their senses a workout every time they’re outside. Today, I swept all the dead leaves off of our back porch. There were a lot of leaves and a lot of obstacles; it took most of an hour. The girls turned my bucket of rainwater into a mound of … Read more

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Getting Ready for Winter

Fall is a time for family fun‚ (what time isn’t?!), but there’s more to it than apple picking and pumpkin carving. Fall – while the weather is still warm – is the best time to get your home ready for the chill of winter. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detector‚ and change its batteries. Replace your furnace filter with a Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter. This filter captures 90% of the large particles from the air passing through the filter. It also attracts and captures microscopic particles that can carry bacteria and viruses. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to push … Read more

Autumn Wreath Craft for Kids (Even Preschoolers!)

Autumn Wreath Craft for Kids (It's easy enough for preschoolers, too!)

I was wondering around the craft store few weeks ago, without my kids (which never happens!), when the fall flowers caught my eye. Each stem was 79¢, 99¢, or $1.29. I bet they’d be even cheaper now being that Thanksgiving merchandise is already on clearance. Because, you know, Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. So anyway, I was there and I thought all the flowers were pretty and that the girls would really like them. I bought an assortment, picked up wreath forms, and went happily home to help the girls make fall wreath crafts. I’m sure this is … Read more

Glittered Acorn Craft for Kids

A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of glittered acorns and explained that we were in the middle of lots of projects, but that I simply hadn’t had the time to edit photos or post them. I don’t have any more free time now than then (do you?) but I did manage to get one of our projects (my favorite recent one!) written up to share. It’s good timing because I am starting to see the fall and Thanksgiving supplies go on clearance in the stores, so you should be able to do these crafts for cheap (that is, if … Read more

10 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

10 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Any day can be a big day. Isn’t that kind of the point of my blog? Live fully every day. Make them all count. I am not exactly the mother I intended to be (or imagined I would be), but I try to make every day with my kids count. Even when we have to stay home and clean the living room or do schoolwork that’s not thrilling or when someone is sick or the kitchen is dirty or the cupboards are bare, we can have a great day. Scholastic and Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® also want parents to know that every day can … Read more