Fall Activity Tree

We just wrapped up our Summer Activity Checklist with a really fun "ice cream for supper" party.  It was a really great way to end the Summer.

Now school has started again, and the weather is getting cooler, so I decided we needed a Fall Activity Checklist.  I thought it would be fun to put each activity on a "leaf", and hang it on a cardboard cut out of a tree.  It isn't fancy {my boys did all the coloring and most of the cutting}, but here's how we did it:

1)  I drew a {rough} outline of a tree on a piece of white bristol board, the boys colored it brown, and I cut it out.

2)  I traced the outline of the boys hands on some colored paper to make"leaves".

3)  The boys cut out the leaves, and we wrote a fall activity on each one. 

5)  We hung up the tree and taped the "leaves" onto the branches.

Simple, right???  As we complete each activity, the leaf will fall to the bottom of the tree, and when all the leaves are gone, we'll start our "Winter" checklist.  :-)

PS - In case you are interested, here are the Fall Activities we included on our tree:

     1)  Bake an Apple Dessert.
     2)  Rake Leaves.
     3)  Jump in Leaves.
     4)  Make a Fall Craft.
     5)  Celebrate Thanksgiving.
     6)  Visit a Pumpkin Patch.
     7)  Carve a Pumpkin.
     8)  Decorate Halloween Cupcakes.
     9)  Go Trick or Treating.
     10)Attend a Remembrance Day Parade.

What are your family's favorite fall activities?

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. What a great idea! We always do a Fall tree for the month of November and add a new leaf every day for what we are thankful for, but I've never thought of incorporating it into an activity tree like this. I LOVE IT! Oh, and I love how you used their handprints for the leaves. So clever!

  2. What a really lovely idea - kids involved in planning the fun, getting creative and learning about the season all in one. Fab idea!

  3. Awesome idea! So creative that as they all fall to the ground, you start with winter activities :)

  4. love the idea.. need to make my tree soon.. and make our list..


  5. this is great i love projects that are for the kids
    Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!


  6. Excellent!!!! I found it. Great idea. We will certainly do some version of this this fall.



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