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The Fall Bucket List Challenge

I love summer so much, that I honestly get a little blue this time of year. There’s nothing like making a fall bucket list to cheer me up. After all, the fall is prime time for homeschoolers. We can enjoy all kinds of field trips that would be too busy any other time of the year. So let’s get started!

#1 Discuss last fall

Talk about what you enjoyed most last fall and what you didn’t get to do that you wanted to. Hiking is a family favorite for us and my apple crunch pie is a must, but we’ve never seemed to make time to do a giant corn maze in the area.

#2 Research ideas

See what’s available in your area this fall. Your homeschool support group is invaluable for this, but be sure to check with your municipality, too. Of course, Pinterest is also a fabulous place to do some fall research. Here’s a list of ideas. I’ve pinned some cute fall craft and recipe ideas to the Organized Homeschool board.

#3 Complete bucket list

HomeschoolShare.com provides a free printable bucket list and a nice list of activities to add to it. 3 Dinosaurs provides three forms of bucket lists that kids can complete on their own (one standard, one with handwriting lines, and one with drawing boxes). What a great way to get the kids excited about being back to homeschool.

#4 Add ideas to the calendar and shop

We can pin and even complete bucket lists full of great fall ideas, but if we don’t add events to the calendar and any materials we need to our shopping list, nothing will happen. I add fall events to my calendar, even if I’m not sure we’ll go. That way I don’t miss anything! Right now I’m going to find out when Honeycrisp apples will be ready to pick at our local orchard. I hate missing that!

What are some of your must-do fall activities?


Here is a list of previous weeks’ challenges:




Organized Homeschool Challenge


Week 1: Daily Devotions Challenge


Week 2: Daily Routine Challenge


Week 3: To-Do List Challenge


Week 4: Memory Keeping Challenge


Week 5: The Decluttering Challenge


Week 6: The Organized Computer Challenge


 Week 7: The Marriage of Your Dreams Challenge


Week 8: The Confident Parent Challenge


Week 9: The Extended Family Challenge


Week 10: The Bring on the Spring Challenge


Week 11: The Spring Cleaning Challenge


Week 12: The Organized Easter Challenge


Week 13: The Serve the Church Challenge


Week 14: The Chore Challenge


Week 15: The Organize Your Finances Challenge


Week 16: The Curriculum Challenge


Week 17: The Friendship Challenge


Week 18: The Family Celebrations Challenge


Week 19: The Organized Clothing Challenge


Week 20: The Organized Vacation Challenge


Week 21: The Organized Summer Challenge


Week 22: The Outdoor Activity Challenge


Week 23: The Used Curriculum Challenge


Week 24: The Homeschool Space Challenge


Week 25: The Goal Setting Challenge


Week 26: The Homeschool Planning Challenge


Week 27: The Bible Time Challenge


Week 28: The Special Study Prep Challenge


Week 29: The Extra-Curricular Challenge


Week 30: The Core Curriculum Prep Challenge


Week 31: The Elective Curriculum Challenge

Week 32: The Back to School Challenge

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