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Check out the printable Family Fun at Home pack here.Inside: Discover a list of 18 easy and fun fall activities for families that will bring you many happy moments! Download the printable bucket list and start planning a wonderful fall!
One of the things that I love about my son is his joy of spending time in nature. He taught me to slow down, enjoy long walks, pay attention to all the little flowers on the side of the road, and even stop to watch all the ants on the trail behind our house.
Autumn brings even more joy to him because he likes to collect leaves, acorns, and pinecones. He likes spending time outside, enjoying the nice weather, and watching how nature changes. And I love doing this with him!
I can’t wait to enjoy many fall activities with him and my husband, so I gathered here a little bucket list for this season! I’m glad to share it with you, and I hope that it will inspire you to try them!
18 fall activities for families
Creating a bucket list for every season is a wonderful way to be more intentional about spending quality family time. We created a spring bucket list, a summer bucket list, and now it’s time for a fall bucket list with our favorite fall activities for families.
1. Have a fall-themed family photo shoot
You don’t need to spend money on a photograph to do this! Fall offers so many amazing landscapes, and you can take advantage of this. Find a nice place with many colorful leaves and create your own photoshoot!
In the end, you’ll get some nice pictures that will become great memories for you to enjoy!
photo credit: Evgeny Atamanenko / shutterstock.com
2. Decorate pumpkins
Pumpkins are in the center of attention this season, and kids love to decorate them.
I’ve discovered a lovely idea recently that I plan to try this year: creating a Thankful Handprint Pumpkin (from The Melrose Family blog). This is such an easy and nice idea!
3. Craft the kids’ Halloween costumes
I’m not a crafty person, but I loved the idea of being able to build a costume with my son! So I was very excited when I discovered these awesome Halloween costumes by Kiwi Crate!
We are big fans of there monthly boxes, and I am glad that they also created these Halloween crates. Each crate contains all the supplies necessary for one costume, and you get to choose between 4 options: a glowing horn unicorn costume, a chomping mechanical dinosaur costume, a light-up wings costume, and a light-up alien spaceship costume.
4. Jump in a pile of leaves
This is so fun for both kids and adults!
photo credit: Olesia Bilkei / shutterstock.com
5. Collect colorful leaves
Invite your child to collect leaves of different colors. You can create a nature basket and store them in the house for a while.
Also, you can invite the child to paint the leaves. (Here are some great process art ideas for more inspiration.)
6. Go for a nature walk
To make a nature walk more interesting for kids, invite them to go on a scavenger hunt. This will make things a lot more fun for them and for you too!
7. Visit an apple tree orchard
You can go apple picking or just walk through the orchard together! You can also take some apples home and make an apple pie to enjoy at dinner.
8. Visit a corn maze
9. Read fall books from the library
We discovered many lovely books every year, and we plan to read new books this year as well.
photo credit: Evgeny Atamanenko / shutterstock.com
10. Go on a hayride
My son never went on a hayride, and I’m sure that he would like it a lot! So this fall I plan to find a place nearby where we could try this.
11. Bake some apple chips
This is an easy and fun activity for little cookers!
12. Have a fall-themed movie night
13. Create a Thankful Tree
I like the idea of creating a thankful tree, and I think that it’s a great way to teach kids about gratitude.
If you need some inspiration, check out this list of 10 thankful tree ideas created by Rhythms of Play. I am looking forward to creating our own tree this year!
13. Go on a fall scavenger hunt
I’ve found a nice fall scavenger hunt for young kids created by Raising Seraphim. It’s easy to prepare and it seems fun!
photo credit: Maria Sbytova / shutterstock.com
14. Collect acorns and paint them
15. Create a leaf suncatcher
I like this lovely idea from Hands On As We Grow, and we plan to try it.
16. Make a fall craft
17. Go on a walk in the rain
Kids always like to jump in puddles and dance in the rain! And you’ll have a lot of fun joining them!
18. Make a pine cone bird feeder
Teaching kids how to take care of the animals around them is a wonderful way to practice kindness. Here is an easy tutorial that shows how to create a pine cone bird feeder.
Download the printable Fall Bucket List
If you liked these ideas, I invite you to download the Fall Bucket List and put it into practice with your family!
You just need to print it and display it in your house. Any time you do one of the activities with your kids, check it on the list.
Hopefully, by the end of the fall, you’ll have all the activities checked and a lot of happy moments enjoyed with your children.
To download the printable file, you just need to click on the below link.
The printable file includes two empty spaces for you to add your own ideas.
Do you need more activity ideas?
I wish you a playful fall with many happy family moments! Have fun and enjoy every single day to the fullest!
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