Mama, we know what you need.
All week long, your kids complain about getting up for school, but on Saturday morning, their eyes pop open and they hit the ground running.
Which means you do too! Suddenly, your "new mom" fantasies of big family breakfasts and leisurely afternoons are a thing of the past.
By noon, you've made two meals, cleaned your kitchen 6 times and you are beginning to wonder how in the world teachers can keep an entire group of kids focused all day.
You can't even keep your own child from jumping on the furniture. There must be some magic trick you're missing out on!
And let's be honest, you can only sit your kids in front of a screen for so long before the mom guilt kicks in.
Lean in close mama, I'm going to give you the secret recipe... are you ready?
It's lesson planning!
It's TRUE! Teacher's take time every week to plan your child's day down to the minute. That means that kids are almost never left with that feeling of "there's nothing to do."
I know what you're thinking....who has time for that? Am I right?
I mean, teachers get paid to spend their hours planning activities to help your kids learn and grow. But as a mom, you've got a laundry list of responsibilities that don't leave you much time for careful activity planning...
Games and Puzzles
Especially designed for a child who likes fun over learning, these activities are cleverly disguised brain-building exercises to keep your child learning.
Creative Writing Prompts
If your little chatterbox has a creative streak then she's gonna love these journaling prompts that will give her plenty of new ideas for her own writings.
Math Word Problems
Whether your little one is a math genius or just needs some extra practice, the word problems included in this pack are just the answer. They include fun, real-life scenarios that will help your child develop a concrete understanding of math concepts!
Color by Numbers Pages
For the budding artists among us, these pages turn out "perfect" pictures that allow your child to be proud of the finished product.
Help your child build problem-solving skills with these logic activity pages that will give your child's life skills a boost.
Teaching your child the art of jounraling is not only great writing practice, but it can also help build vocabulary and memory skills. It also has a huge therapuetic impact for kids who tend towards anxiety. These journaling prompts will help your little one get on the right track!
"My kids absolutely love this Autumn Activity Packet! I had about 10 neighbors in my yard this past weekend. When they started getting restless from the heat, I pulled these sheets out and took a break in the shade. The kids ranged in age from 4-13 and they all enjoyed them. It was the perfect blend of activities for a wide array of ages and preferences. They dug through and found pages that appealed to them-some were searching for more math pages and others went to the crosswords. The best part was the cross-collaboration across the ages. A sixth grader and third grader worked together on some math problems, while a 7 year old taught a 4 year old how to do a crossword. I will definitely keep my eye out for more packets! Thanks so much!"
LISA MACKEY // Mom of 2
"My 5 year old has had so much fun with the autumn activity pack. She
loved the coloring pages and dot to dots. And together we've loved doing
the crossword puzzles and word searches. But her favorite is the "Become
an Author" story pages. She loved hearing the stories and then making up
different endings for the characters. Such a great way to help her get
Elizabeth Voyles // Worth Writing For
"This fall activity packet is wonderful! My kids love the variety of activities, and I feel there is something for everyone. The packet includes: word searches, word problems, word scrambles, crossword and sudoku puzzles, writing activities, and more! I'm a busy mom of kids ranging in age from 6-11 years old. We are always on the go and looking for fun things to do. This packet is a great way for my kids to have enjoyable activities while waiting for siblings at sporting events or classes, traveling in the car, or hanging out at home and wanting a fun free time activity. I also love the themed activities for fall!"
Debbie Pierce // Mom of 3
"My 7-year-old daughter just loves these activities! She's asked me to get out her packet both before and after school the past three days. Her favorites so far are the word scrambles. Thanks for an awesome and educational alternative to watching TV!"
Jessica Welling // Jessica Welling Interiors
"The Autumn Activity pack is full of grade school fun. My littles loved everything from the word searches to the Halloween themed follow the numbers. The range of activities meant that my kids have hours of fun to look forward to all Fall, and I can print them as we need new ones. I love things that make learning fun, and they hit the nail on the head with this pack."
Jamie Fuller // Mommy in Flats
Grab this Printable Fall Activity Pack
and get back your leisurely afternoons!
About the Creators
Hi, I'm Heather!
I'm a wife, mom of 3 busy boys, and a firm believer in 2 things:
That's the inspiration of this packet! After spending YEARS struggling to get through the long, cold winter months, I started coming up with activities for my kids to do to keep their brains active (and keep them busy).
At Made in a Pinch, I am dedicated to helping moms eliminate the overwhelm and uncertainty we all feel through simple solutions to real, everyday problems and easy kid-approved recipes.
Hi, I'm Nicole!
I am a wife, stay at home mom, crafter, teacher, and recipe maker (plus many other hats!). I am also ‘not quite super mom’ to 4 busy kiddos.
Being a parenting it a tough job! That's why I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Heather on this project to make your job easier. You are going to LOVE it!
At Not Quite Super Mom, I help parents obtain some calm amongst the chaos. Come visit me to find organizational tips (to help you stress less), DIY activities, recipes, and great activities/printables to do with your kids to keep them active and learning
Copyright 2019, HEATHER BEHRENDS