Just a quick post to show you our fall bucket list this year. I thought it would be fun to have our list on the wall so I could see all our activities. I like the idea of randomly pulling out a popsicle stick but I am too much of a planner to leave our day up to chance. 🙂
And when we complete an activity- my daughter can take the leaf off the tree and place it in a bucket! Just imagine all the teacher-ish questions I can ask her..”We just took three leaves down. How many leaves are left?” or “Are the number of leaves that are still on the tree greater or less than the number of leaves in the bucket?” and then there are all the science applications of why real leaves change color and fall… oh the educational opportunities excite my soul!
We can see our bucket list leaves falling just like the real leaves outside! And when fall is over-we can reuse the tree for our winter/spring//summer bucket lists. I just love this!!
|Our tree is in our craft/school room
It’s time for fall! YAY! I love everything about this time of year and wanted to make sure we accomplished everything fun fall related- so we created a Spooky Pail List! I am excited to share our ideas!!
|Yellow and Orange popsicle sticks in a festive Halloween pail
Just like our summer bucket list, I color coded our activities. I decided to keep it simple- completing our summer list got to be a bit of a chore- and while we didn’t complete it we still managed to do about 100 activities! It was WAY too intense. This is what I came up with- and yes, I only used fall colored popsicle sticks which I purchased at the Dollar Tree (that store is my one true weakness).
Yellow Popsicle Sticks (food and treat ideas)
pumpkin pie milkshake– we had this last year and it was SO good- even my husband who hates pumpkiny food liked it!
other Yellow ideas that we MIGHT do:
homemade bread bowls
caramel apple cider
plus 50 more fall treat ideas– they look SO good!
Orange Popsicle sticks (activities)
nature walk/ hike
city’s annual pumpkin walk
play in a leaf pile- and take pictures
“boo” our neighbors (so if you happen to be my neighbor and you are reading this- kindly disregard what I just wrote)
decorate a pumpkin
13 Days of Halloween countdown
Mummy on the Move
other Orange ideas that we might do:
spider ring hair
sprouting pumpkin seeds inside a pumpkin
We are going to be adding Brown Popsicle sticks to our container in November- these will be our Thanksgiving related activities.
Here are some ideas:
thanksgiving countdown activity for kids- looks super cute!
little turkey cookies
yarn ball thankful turkey
Hope you all have a wonderful fall! Happy Teaching!