Autumn is my favorite time of year. The temperatures are cooler but still warm enough to enjoy being outside. It is the perfect time of the year to do fun things in your homeschool. Use this Autumn bucket list for your homeschool fun this Autumn with science, food, and getting out of the house.
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Autumn Bucket List for Your Homeschool
Who doesn’t love a good bucket list? A list of fun things to do in your homeschool with your kids. Not everything you put on your autumn bucket list has to be a direct homeschool lesson or science experiment or other educational experience.
Science Experiments for your Autumn Bucket List
Science that you can take outside, or take outside elements from are super fun. As a homeschool mom, I really appreciate science lessons and experiments that are outside. Not having something spill, or potentially explode in my house can be the highlight of any lesson.
- Shrinking Egg
- Snow Storm in A Jar
- Color Changing Water
- Temperature and Water Density
- Shark BuoyancyHeart Pumping Human Body
- Arctic Animals
- Disappearing Color
- Cloud in A Jar
- Lemon Juice & Vinegar
- Self Inflating Balloon Experiment
- Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Autumn Food Stuff
There are some foods and the smells that go along with those foods that just scream Autumn to me. Like apples remind me of my favorite drink: hot apple cider. It’s a favorite treat for us to take to the park or enjoy after a cool walk.
- Pick apples
- Make an apple pie
- Make apple cider
- Dehydrate apples for a snack
- Make applesauce
- Pick pumpkins at a pumpkin patch
- Make a pumpkin pie
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Try a new pumpkin recipe
- Set up a hot chocolate stand
Places to Visit for your Autumn Bucket List
When we lived in Saskatchewan our vet clinic there had a fundraiser each autumn, the staff brought in their numerous pets to host a petting zoo. It would include pony rides, a BBQ, and so many pets that to be cuddled. We looked forward to it each year.
- A petting zoo
- Corn maze
- Go rock climbing
- Go ziplining
- Hike a new trail
- Go camping
- Attend a local fall farmers market
- Go on a hayride
- Go to a drive-in movie
Here in Nova Scotia rain happens a lot. In Autumn we aren’t going to get snow days but we’ll definitely be getting a lot of rain. And you are going to want something to do on those rainy days. One thing you can do on rainy days is jump in puddles!
- Make slime – add some small plastic leaves from the dollar store
- Jump in puddles
- Go beachcombing – for my kids, this is messy
- Pumpkin craving
- Just in a pile of leaves
What are you going to cross off your bucket list this Autumn?