Even though the weather has not yet turned cool, the hope of fall hangs in the air. Soon there will be pumpkin-spiced everything in every store and coffee shop, warm woolen sweaters to wear, and scarecrows greeting passersby on every corner.
With these autumn days not far away, it’s time to start thinking about your fall bucket list. Here a few items to add, and some ways to help you check them off.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
What says fall more than roasting pumpkin seeds. Even though the process of gathering these crunchy autumnal delicacies is less than appealing, once these tiny snacks are washed and roasted, they become a not-to-be-missed treat. Simply Recipes shows you how to take your seeds from messy to tasty with a little salter water and olive oil.
Pumpkin Rice Cereal Treats
Kids love to get their hands dirty, especially when it involves making something yummy to eat. So, why not let them help you construct fall-themed, pumpkin-spiced rice cereal treats that include real pumpkin. Not only will these treats taste good, but the inclusion of pumpkin might even help boost their immune system.
There are few things more adorable than your child creating a piece of artwork with their handprint. So, why not use that cute little handprint to create a fall-themed project that will not only be a festive decoration, but a keepsake for years to come. With a little brown and white paint, Crafty Morning created a hand-printed acorn project that you’ll want to add to your fall bucket list.
If you’re already making an acorn, you might as well use your child’s other hand to create an adorable handprint scarecrow that will smile at you all season. Just follow Crafty Morning’s tutorial and you will have a cute fall craft in no time.
Fall into Nature
Fall Leaf Suncatchers
One of the best things about fall is the brightly colored leaves that seem to create a carpet of oranges, reds and golds under our feet. Why not recreate this natural beauty by making a fall leaf suncatcher. If you have some colored tissue paper and self-laminating pouches, then you have the supplies for a kid-friendly activity that will add autumnal beauty to your windows.
Fall Tree Snow Globes
Snow globes don’t just have to be for cold weather. The mom behind Frugal Fun for Boys created a snow globe that incorporates a fall tree and is filled with falling autumn leaves. Using a Mason jar, some water and glycerin, a stick from the backyard and some silk fall leaves, she found a craft that is not only kid-friendly, but keeps her children entertained.
There are so many ways to celebrate this beautiful season, so find what makes your family happy and add it to your fall bucket list.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of two energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects and home decor.