It’s almost the end of November – are you ready for a bit of a homeschool break? After all, the whirlwind holiday season is approaching, and if you’re like me you might feel ready to give your schoolbooks a break too. Now’s the perfect time to treat your children to some seasonal fun, like the mazes, matching work, games, and word searches in this Autumn Activity Pack.
(You’ll find a link to grab it down ⬇️ at the bottom of this post.) It keeps kids ages 4+ busy and learning about the season.
When Autumn Weather Keeps You Indoors
Now I’m a big believer in taking homeschool breaks by spending time together outdoors as a family. We often head outdoors to take a break from bookwork.
We’ll tackle fall scavenger hunts, fall unit studies, and forest schooling in the cooler weather. And we make a point to get outdoors for at least 30 to 45 minutes daily.
Yet sometimes, that fall weather just doesn’t cooperate. That’s why I started keeping folders of printable activities on hand.
Depending on my children’s ages, they might get coloring sheets, matching games, memory games, or cut-and-paste activities.
On rainy, cold, or otherwise-miserable autumn days, I pull out an Autumn Activity Pack and a pack of pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and scissors.
Why An Activity Pack?
Autumn is a busy time around our house. I’m busy canning, pickling, and preserving our garden harvest. We get our chickens and our homestead ready for the harsh Arctic winter. And of course, we also have holiday planning and prep underway.
An activity pack offers a fun alternative to screen-time when heading outdoors just isn’t an option. And paper-based activities such as mazes, crosswords, patterning, and word searches help children hone their logical thinking and vocabulary skills.
How to Create Your Own Autumn Activity Pack
Over the years I’ve created several different themes. And as my children grew, each Autumn Activity Pack became more complex.
It’s easy to create your own customized Autumn Activity Pack suitable for your own kids’ ages and interests. I usually include some combination of the following:
- word searches
- coloring sheets
- memory games
- matching exercises
- line tracing activity
- printable board games
- I Spy sheets
- Cut-and-paste sheets
- Shadow matching activities
With so many free printables available online, it should only take you a couple of hours to make your own Autumn Activity Pack.
No time to spare? You’re in luck.
I’m sharing my Autumn Activity Pack #1 FREE this weekend only. It includes 24 pages of assorted activities suitable for kids ages 4+.
Visit An Off Grid Life to grab your TIME LIMITED FREEBIE Autumn Activity Pack!
Sarita Harbour is a busy mom/step-mom, and grandmother blessed with seven kids ranging from age 32 down to seven. She lives off the grid with her family in a lakefront chalet in the beautiful wilderness of Canada’s far north. She spends her days teaching, writing, and learning the ropes of homesteading off the grid. Visit her site, Off Grid Life, for free printables and resources on homesteading, homeschooling, and self-reliance for the whole family.