September Make the Days Count Calendar!

September brings many fun opportunities to make memories with your kids: make butterscotch pudding, National Wildlife day (complete one of our many animal lapbooks!), make hats together, eat waffles, read Shel Silverstein’s funny rhymes, and learn about Johnny Appleseed!  Whatever you decide to do, make the days count!

Click the image below to grab a copy of our idea calendar. 

September 2014 Activity Calendar from Homeschool Share

Fall Fun ~ A Bucket List

Over the past year (or so) we’ve given you three bucket lists that you can customize for your family:

Winter Bucket List

Spring Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

We are finally adding a Fall Bucket List to the line-up. Yay!

Download the free file, and then choose twenty activities you’d like to do with your children. Type them right on the page, and print it! Have fun making memories together.

If you need additional ideas, you could check our fall activity calendars.

1. Go apple picking.

2. Harvest nuts.

3. Go on a leaf walk and identify as many leaves as you can. Bring along a guide book.

4. Visit your local pumpkin patch.

5. Enjoy S’mores over a fire in your backyard.

6. Bake Pumpkin Cookies.

7. Make crayon cookies.

8. Use the crayon cookies from #7 to make leaf and bark rubbings.

9. Learn more about spiders.

10. Plant some bulbs (daffodil, tulip, hyacinth) for spring flowers.

11. Read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Make an apple pie together!

12. Carve pumpkins.

13. Go on a hayride with friends.

14. Cook up some applesauce.

15. If your Farmer’s Market is open, visit. Buy some fall produce, such as a new kind of winter squash to taste together.

16. Rake a huge pile of leaves for JUMPING!

17. Craft an apple print wreath.

18. Study fruits and nuts.

19. Volunteer to work at your local soup kitchen.

20. Bake pumpkin pie.

21. Make Funny Fall Faces (after a nature walk).

22. Construct Leaf Crowns.

23. Collect scarves, mittens, hats, and coats for those who are in need for winter.

24. Drink hot apple cider together.

25. Create lovely salt dough leave prints.

26. Have each family member start a Thankfulness Journal or Thanksgiving Leaf Fan Book.

27. Decorate your home with a pretty paper leaf garland or some twisted paper leaves.

28. Go on a nature walk and scout for animal signs.

29. Start a countdown to Thanksgiving.

30. Bake  Snickerdoodle Cookies.

31. Craft Coffee Filter Fall Leaves.

32. Read Leaf Man and make some leaf people or leaf art.

33. Roast pumpkin seeds.

34. Find your way through a corn maze.

35. Knit something cozy.

36. Learn more about squirrels.

37. Make caramel apples.

38. Paint pumpkins.

39. Visit an elderly person and rake their leaves for them.

40. Create a thankfulness tree.

41. Pop a big batch of popcorn and have a family movie (or game) night.

42. Bake an apple cake and take it to a neighbor.

43. Concoct  pumpkin pie play dough and play!

44. Build a scarecrow.

45. Find a local festival to attend.

46. Serve pumpkin dip with apple dippers.

47. Craft a sunflower door hanger.

48. Preserve fall leaves.

49. Bake a batch of pumpkin granola.

50. Collect canned goods for your local food pantry.

September Make the Days Count Activity Calendar

Our September Make the Days Count Activity Calendar has a host of activities to spice up your homeschool days: make homemade waffles, start a Fall Bucket List, host a checker’s tournament, learn about farm animals, enjoy Teddy Bear Day, celebrate Eat An Apple Day, study Native Americans, drink chocolate milkshakes, and so much more!

Pick out some fun ones to enjoy with your children and make the days count!