I hope all is well with you and yours. Here’s a few ways to make some memories with your kiddos this week….
1. Make some playdough pumpkin faces.
2. Make a spooky family message for the answering machine.
3. Play Household Chore Bingo. Add some silly ones too!
4. Cancel everything and just hang out together. Sit on the porch swing and talk, go for a walk, bake bread or sort through old pictures and do a scrapbook together.
5. Make painted jar luminaries like these from Crafts By Amanda.
6. Assign each family member the task of writing up 3 interview questions for the family. Drop them in a jack-o-lantern or big bowl and put them in the center of the table to read during lunch. Take turns drawing a question and answering it, then pass the pumpkin to the next person. The questions can be silly (If you were an ice cream flavor, which one would it be?) or serious (What is something you did but later wished you hadn’t? What is something you’re really proud of?).
7. Take the time to write a letter to your child, just saying how much you love him and some things you’ve enjoyed doing with him lately. Tuck it in a school book for him to find later.
8. Go to a book reading at a local bookstore.
9. Gather a pile of leaves and dive into them together. Make a wild, wonderful mess.
10. Set up a picnic table or card table outside and have a fall picnic supper. Light a Jack-o-lantern for a centerpiece and serve hot cider or cocoa to keep folks toasty warm.
Also check out my list of 50 fun ways to connect with your child in fall here.
And with that, chickadees, I’m off to go on a fall walk with some small children and a Sharpie marker, and graffiti some fall leaves for passers-by!
Have a magical week!