Autumn Bucket List {2013}

Jess McGlynnSeptember 17, 2013

I saw an idea similar to this a while ago on Facebook and couldn’t wait to try it out once I’d finally accepted that summer was over! 

To make our autumn bucket list we cut out leaves in the typically autumnal colours of orange and yellow and my Other Half diligently drew a tree on the side of a large cardboard box we had and cut it out.  I painted a remaining side of the box white, to give it something to rest on and then sat down with Meg to talk about what we could put on our list.

The results are a mixture of Meg’s ideas and mine.  Some only apply to myself and my Other Half.  The majority we tried to keep family-orientated.  

The idea is that when we have done the activity, we will stick the leaf at the bottom of the tree.

This type of activity is ideal for those with younger children as they can appreciate the visual element of it.  Meg would quickly forget a list we just made on paper, whereas this way, she is reminded every time she comes into the dining room that we have chosen a lot of fun activities to do!

It’s also a perfect lead in for talking about this season and what we can expect to see.  This helps if you have summer children like mine who want to wear their shorts all year round.

What do you think of our autumn bucket list?  Have you got a bucket list or any other suggestions for us?

Just in case there are any grammar-police reading this post.  I do know how to spell woodland, there happens to be hyphen hiding underneath the orange leaf!


  • Tas D

    October 13, 2014 at 12:33

    Ooh I love this idea. I'm making a mental note of some of them which look new to me! 🙂 I think I would add "eat black peas" to the list 😀

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