2021 Fall Guide

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Your Family’s Ultimate Guide to the Season of Fall around the San Francisco Bay Area

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The New Normal

10 Must-Haves for Back-to-School This Fall
Ask the Psychiatrist: How Can I Help Ease My Child’s Anxiety Returning to School This Fall?
How to Talk to Your Kids about Vaccines and Immunizations; It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
Preparing for Kindergarten?
Facing Back-to-School Nerves

Knowledge is Power

Kindergarten Homeschool Recommendations
Your School-aged Children COVID-19 Concerns with Dr. Getzelman
Home Joy School
Tips for Supporting Your Distance Learner
Managing Back to School Worries and Anxiety with Yoga
Take a Yoga Break from Distance Learning
Hispanic Heritage Month Offers Parents the Opportunity to Teach Young Children Cultural Diversity
5 Tips for Supporting Your Students at Home
Virtual Learning and Children’s Eye Health: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Tools for Schools

1. Abby & Finn Hand Sanitizer Spray
2. Time Timer® Original 3″

3. Yipes! Hand & Face Cleaning Wipes for Kids

4. MyWish4U Lunch Box Notes for Kids

Gifts for Students

1. SIZZL Dryer Sheets Care Package
2. 1Thrive THE TAYLOR Wall Organizer
3. The Comfy Original Jr.
4. Color My Cookie Decorating Kits

5. Hullabaloo Book Co. Subscription
6. The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step

7. Easy Hidden Pictures for Kids

8. Blobby’s Pizza Math Card Game

Reading List

Pre-K
1. The Teensy Weensy Virus: Book and Song for Preschoolers

2. Clever Zodiac Signs Interactive Board Books

3. What Are You Scared of Little Mouse?

4. A Night Time Story

Kindergarten
1. Archer Otters

2. I did, with an Ostrich

3. Woodrow & The Bees

4. The Magic Ball of Wool

Elementary School
1. Bean Saves the Day

2. Antarctica: A Continent of Wonder

3. Little One

4. You are Revolutionary

Young Adults
1. TARO: Legendary Boy Hero of Japan

2. Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite Foods

3. Asterix Collection

4. His Dark Materials Set: The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass

Airfree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

Airfree’s unique Patented Thermodynamic TSS Core Technology system uses heat to kill chemical and organic allergy causing microorganisms such as mold spores, fungus, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollen, or pet hair dander. It is SO quiet, you won’t even notice it’s there!

Livin' that Mom Life

Outdoor City Running Tips for Beginners
Introducing Scrappin’ – An Accessible, Affordable, Awesome Activity for All Ages
The Tired Mom’s Guide to Indoor Play
Better than Good Enough
Note to Self, I’m DONE
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How to Wear Overalls Like a Grownup

Take Care of Yourself

1. NuLids™ 30 At-home Dry Eye Relief
2. Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

3. Bride Brite®️ Teeth Whitening Kit
4. Soo’AE Food Story Masks
4. Dear Mom Bath Bombs
6. Just Add Ice Premium Orchids
7. Gratitude Soapery Mini Soap Set
8. Starlette Galleria Skin Sensitive Jewelry

9. Walton Wood Farm “Me Time” Gift Set
10. Ashley Kennedy The Perfect Pair 2-in-1 Lash Adhesive & Eyeliner Pen
11. Naturally London Healing Foot Balm

12. August+Monroe 3-in-1 Blemish Camouflage Pen

13. Sleep Well Magnesium Chloride Flakes

14. SPERO Pure CBD Tincture

15. Aura Inner Beauty

16. Bedfellow Ultimate Sleep Mask

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Home is Where Mom Is

1. Original PeachSkinSheets

2. Famous TikTok Desk Bike Chair Sit2Go®
3. InPowered Lights Rechargable LED Emergency Light
4. Restore Naturals Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

5. Fleximount 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack
6. ShowerShroom, Ultra Revolutionary Shower Hair Catcher Drain Protector

7. TubShroom and SinkShroom Drain Protectors
8. BLACK+DECKER Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Mom Reads

1. Tenacity in Children

2. Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living

3. Let’s Talk Sh!t: Disease, Digestion and Fecal Transplants

4. The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself

5. Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your KIDS: Teaching Situational Awareness To Keep Children Safe

6. Life and Other Shortcomings: Stories

7. Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do

8. Natural Remedies for Your Home & Health: DIY Essential Oils Recipes for Cleaning, Beauty, and Wellness

Polarized Sunglasses that Float on Water

 

Great stylish sunnies for moms on the go at a price point that won’t make you cry when your kids [ENTER DAILY NORMAL NIGHTMARE HERE] (throw them on the sidewalk, mash their greasy fingers all over them, bury them in the sand, pull them from your shirt, etc.). Also, many chic styles are polarized so you can count on some quality eye protection when you need it most!

Spooktacular Fun

Mischief Managed! Making SPOOKTACULAR Caramel Apple Slices with Mom
Is Halloween Canceled This Year?
Trick-or-Treating Hot Spots Around San Francisco
Decoding Colored Pumpkins for Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Host a Trick or Treat Potluck on Halloween
food allergy safe halloween treats
Halloween Treats Besides Candy

Treats

Welch’s Fruit Snacks

YumEarth Variety Pack

Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer (Non-Alcoholic)

Reed’s Ginger Candy

Fall Time Fun

Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party
Teach Math and Science with Pumpkins
Tracy’s Crafty Recipes for Home Art Projects

Arts & Crafts

Make a Halloween Tree

Spooky Art Projects

Fall Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun with Kids

Halloween Fun

The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook: Bewitchingly Delicious Recipes

Dawn Under by Pressman – The Frighteningly Fun and Deadly Delightful Memory Game for The Whole Family

Johnny The Skull Pirate’s Cove – Blast The Ghosts to Get The Treasure Game

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards

The BOO Bag by TRAPSTIX Lip Balm

Halloween Bean Bag Toss Game

Create A Pumpkin Stickers
Halloween Bend and Twist Party Game

Fall Family Fun at Home

1. Collect leaves and pine cones

2. Bake pies

3. Host Virtual Storytime parties

4. Try a pumpkin spiced treat

5. Have a picnic

6. Put on a puppet show

7. Make art with nature

8. Weekly dress-up nights

9. Go on a family hike

10. Roast corn on the cob

11. Make apple cobbler

12. Write down what you’re thankful for

13. Climb a tree

14. Drink hot apple cider

15. Carve a pumpkin

16. Plant Spring bulbs

17. Mix and match popcorn flavors

18. Step on crunchy leaves

19. Camp out in the backyard

20. Plan a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt

21. Go stargazing

22. Weekly family game nights

1. Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard

2. Educating AMY – Creative Play Quiet Book
3. Stomp Rocket Dueling Stomp Racers
4. Making Memories Box
5. Unstable Unicorns Card Game – A strategic card game and party game for adults & teens

6. Crafty Family Ideas: Projects to Make, Things to Bake, and Lots of Homemade(ish) Fun

7. ergoPouch Doll Bag
8. Wonderbeez Fun Math Learning

Editor’s Note: This tab will be updated regularly as we consolidate the latest information on what’s open around the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR for more activities and events around the Bay Area! 

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Berry Picking

Gear Up for Fall Outings

LONECONE Insulating All Weather MudBoots for Toddlers and Kids

Veroni Italian Charcuterie Snacks
REEWAY Multi-style Sneakers

KÖE Organic Kombucha

HydroJug 64oz Half Gallon Water Bottle with Integrated Handle Reusable Durable BPA Free Plastic with Integrated Handle and Carry Loop

Barbie EXTRA See the Good Girls’ Cosplay Faux Fur Bomber Jacket
Barbie EXTRA Girls’ Short Sleeve Pleated Skater Dress
Barbie EXTRA Girls’ Graphic T-Shirt and Pleated Skirt

STNKY Washable Laundry Bags for Travel, Healthcare, and More
Freedom EWG Verified 100% Natural Eco-Friendly Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick
Broken Top Brands Sea Salt Surf Sanitizer
Twrl Plant-Based, Organic Milk Tea

U-Picks and Pumpkin Patches

U-Picks

Pumpkins

Where to Go

San Francisco

  • San Francisco Botanical Gardens 
  • Ocean Beach 
  • Baker Beach 
  • Joe DIMAGGIO Black Top
  • Michelangelo Park

Marin County

  • Stinson Beach 
  • Muir Beach 
  • China Camp State Park 
  • Olompali State Historic Park 

San Mateo County

  • Año Nuevo State Park
  • Bean Hollow State Beach 
  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property 
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach 
  • Montara State Beach 
  • Pacifica State Beach 
  • Pescadero State Beach
  • San Gregorio State Beach

Santa Clara County

    • Castle Rock State Park 

Contra Costa County

  • Mount Diablo State Park

Alameda County

    • Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (Alameda/San Joaquin counties)

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park 
  • Wilder Ranch State Park 

Other Counties

    • Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (Alameda/San Joaquin counties)
    • Castle Rock State Park (Santa Cruz/Santa Clara/San Mateo counties)
Cutluxe Chef Knife – 8″ Chopping Knife

Cutluxe Steak Knives – Serrated Steak Knife Set of 4

Cutluxe Chef Knife – 8″ Chopping Knife with Olive Wood Handle

Loom & Table Tablecloths

Recipes Inspired by Autumn

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Spooky Halloween Treats

5 Easy Ways to Add Halloween Fun to Lunch
Halloween Cake Pop Treats
Ideas for Halloween Food Fun
Easiest Halloween Appetizer Ever

Dining Essentials

1. Nora’s Naturals Single Origin Coffee

2. Crofters Organic Black Currant Just Fruit Spread

3. The Mayonnaise Cookbook

5. Mary’s Gone Crackers

5. HelloFresh Back-to-School Snack and Meal Bundle

6. Seedsheet Culinary Container Garden Bundle
7. Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water

8. Don Pablo Bourbon Infused Specialty Coffee

9. Tiny Organics Meals
10. Tortilla Press Kit by Verve CULTURE | Red Cast Iron Press + Servilletta

11. Undercover Snacks Dark Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Singles

12. Meat District Ultimate Grilling Pack
13. The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book: 55 Unofficial Recipes for White Claw® Slushies, Truly® Mixers, and More Spiked-Seltzer Drinks

14. Sweet Chaos Handmade Kettle Corn, Coldstone Creamery Cake Batter Drizzle
15. Three Peaks Manuka Honey New Zealand, Single Serve Packets 10 Pack

16. GoSili Reusable XLong Silicone Straw and Travel Case

Custom Pet Portrait

Custom Pet Portraits

Are you a pet mom? Know of any pet moms in your life? We’ve found the perfect gift for them! You can even send your kiddo off to college with the perfect pillow, blanket, mug, or portrait with their pet’s face. Impersonate Me’s team of artists has created thousands of award-winning pet portraits in their one-of-a-kind art style.

Gifts for the Fall

1. Goliath Doggie Doo Game

2. Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season

3. MiniOwls Stuffed Animal Toy Storage/Bean Bag Chair Cover

4. Thankful: A Fill-in-the-Blank Keepsake

5. Puzzle Culture’s Kid’s Box (Use cide SFBAM10 for 10% off!)
6. Puro Sound Labs Volume Limited Kids’ Bluetooth Headphones

7. lunii – My Fabulous Storyteller – Children Craft Their own Audio Stories

8. The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

9. Nomadix National Parks Collection Towel

10. Dominic & Dempsey Vegan Leather Boots
11. T is for Tame – Taming Spray & Matte Cream for Babies+

12. A Grandparent’s Love: Over 200 Quotations Celebrating the Unshakeable Bond and Boundless Joy of Our Most Precious Teachers, Caregivers & Family

13. Finding Nessie by Pressman – The Innovative 3D Game of Adventure

14. The Escape Game: Escape from Iron Gate

15. Loloma Fiji Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

16. Bibado Wipe Clean Baby & Toddler Weaning Bib

Halloween Books

1. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

2. The Night Before Halloween

3. Big Pumpkin

4. Room on the Broom

5. Hoot Howl Halloween

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

7. Spooky Pookie

8. The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

9. The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

10. Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete

11. Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!

12. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Thanksgiving Books

1. Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George tabbed board book

2. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

3. The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings: Stickers Included!

4. Llama Llama Gives Thanks

5. 10 Fat Turkeys

6. Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks!

7. Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving

8. The First Thanksgiving

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