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2022 Fall Homeschool Bucket List Top 12 in KC

The temps are dropping and fall has commenced with our Fall Equinox Celebration! On September 22nd, we had our first equinox firepit celebration with over 75 AnySchoolers adults, teens and children. What a fantastic start to the season! Kansas City loves fall. Our cider, fireplaces, Chiefs games, a couple more Royals home games, love-hate relationship with pumpkin spice, and alllllll the school kids go back to school, so our favorite daytime hangout spots aren't crowded! Don't forget to do these 12 things this season!


1. See a show! Check out any of the theaters that KC is known for...


2. While the wind blows the leaves from the tree branches, fly a kite. We're huge fans of this Phoenix kite because of our 2022-2023 Slow Burn Curriculum theme Phoenix Rising, which will release October 1. This Dragon kite is pretty rad too.


3. Go camping! The crisp fall weather is perfect for tents and fires and marshmallows. Find an awesome spot for your family on HipCamp. And join AnySchooler's for a Halloween Weekend Campout, Fri-Sun, Oct 28-30th in Paola, KS.


4. Swim or splash at least one more time. Meet up with a group of friends (or your AnySchoolers social pod) for an indoor swim or group lessons.


5. Light up a fire pit. Teach fire safety, oxygenation, how to spark a fire with flint and steel (here’s an inexpensive one), nitrogen cycles in ashes feeding your garden, and how to toast a marshmallow to perfection. Add a twist to your s’mores: try peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, dark chocolate, Nutell, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

6. Pick some apples and carve some pumpkins! AnySchoolers KC will be picking apples on October 6th and visiting a pumpkin farm on October 20th.


7. Go GloWild with us (or another day)! The KC Zoo has an incredible lantern festival, and AnySchoolers will be there together with a group discount on October 4th!


8. Visit someone who needs help. Lonely seniors love company and smiles. Animal shelters needs help with cleaning and laundry and playing with animals. Food and clothing resource centers need sorters for donations. Show civic engagement by signing up to work an election with your teen. Teach generosity and kindness by doing a family service gig! Giving brings joy and perspective to the giver. Here’s a list of local KC volunteer service ideas. AnySchoolers does periodic volunteering together, so check the Calendar tag "Volunteer Service".


9. Run a hot chocolate stand = teach economics! Here’s a quick shopping list from Scholastic Books, and the book Ava & Mae Own a Lemonade Stand by Brittney Dias, who is a Racial Equity Advisor researching and implementing strategies that dismantle barriers for Black entrepreneurs, focusing on barriers that affect Black youth.


10. Hang out with librarians. As the weather chills and leaves blow around, fill up your library bag and make sure you have an Educator Card at the KC Library system to avoid late fees and get extended check out times. AnySchoolers has an extensive list of local libraries.


11. Make pressed leaves artwork to hang up forever! Put the beauty of fall between two pieces of parchment or wax paper and press inside of a book for a few days. Once it is flat, put your leaves in a picture frame like this one and enjoy!


12. Save all the seeds. Collect your cucumbers, tomatoes, zinnias, marigolds, beans and anything else you've grown this year and prep them for the spring! KC Farm School will take your excess seeds and store them for others to use in the city - share the love. Here's their instructions for the seed library!


Happy Fall!

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These are all fantastic, but I'm curious how many of these group outings have a good number of 16-17 year olds (they seem mostly geared towards younger). I know my teens would feel really awkward being the only "big kids" to be there if they are able to be included.

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AnySchoolers
AnySchoolers
07. Okt. 2022
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Adrianne Black
Adrianne Black
26. Sept. 2022

Do you have any references for ideal seed prep/storing such that they are preserved properly until they get to KC Farm School?

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28. Sept. 2022
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We were able to get an answer for you from KC Farm School! Here’s what they gave us: Seed Library Instructions KC Farm School Seed Library is for everyone; there is no membership and you do not have to return seeds, although you are welcome to do so. We want you to take seeds home, plant & harvest the benefits of growing your own food & flowers! Taking Seeds Find the seed you are planning to grow. If you want only a portion of seed from any envelope, take what you will plant and put your seeds into another small envelope from the top of the catalog and label your new seed envelope, leaving the other envelope in the box where you found it.…

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