Have a blast this Fall by checking items off of this Fall Bucket List designed just for families!
Now that fall is here it’s time to start all the fun fall activities, which means it’s time to break out the fall bucket list. I can smell the pumpkin spice already!
I mean it’s 90 outside right now but in a few days, it may go as low as 60 lol! I can’t tell you how excited I am about that! I love the sunshine but I’m ready for cooler temps and my wallet is ready for a cheaper electric bill.
Kicking off our Fall Bucket List: A Trip to The Local Apple Orchard
This past weekend my mom and I took my kids to Apple Hill, a beautiful area in Camino, Califonia that is home to dozens of apple orchards and farms. We are lucky enough to live within 20 minutes of this area so we get to go back often during the season.
The kids had lots of fun running around and checking out the farm animals. I had fun eating apple pie with ice cream on top. (I did share with everyone by the way.)
To celebrate the beginning of fall, I’ve created a Fall Bucket List full of ideas so you can enjoy fall with your kids. Three days in and I can already check one off my fall to-do list.
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Fall Bucket List Ideas at Home
1. Hot Apple Cider – One of the activities listed is making hot apple cider. If you don’t want to make this from scratch (that would be me lol) then I have a great tip for you.
Buy some premade, put it in your crockpot on low, add some cinnamon sticks, and let it simmer throughout the day.
It tastes amazing and your house will smell delicious. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, their cider is the best!
2. Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids – Another fun activity that you can do at home, is going on a scavenger hunt. This is usually more fun for the little ones, but the bigger kids have lots of fun helping out. Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts are a great way to keep kids busy while teaching them how to problem-solve. According to Scholastic, scavenger hunts help to boost children’s observation skills, while they have fun in a relaxed environment.
To get your copy, just click on the picture below to download and print.
3. Family Game Night – Kids love it when their parents take time out from doing grown-up stuff, to play with them. Family game nights are a really great bonding experience, plus it keeps the kids off screens.
Our newest favorite is Kids Against Maturity. If typical board games are beginning to bore you, this is the game for you. It’s absolutely hilarious and really fun for kids and adults.
4. Making & Decorating Caramel Apples – Have a couple of school friends come over and set up an assembly line of toppings.
5. Jump in Puddles
6. Read Fall Books Together – Reading books designed just for fall is a great way to teach kids about the changing seasons. Plus kids love to be read to!
7. Donate Warm Clothes to Your Local Shelter – Get some clutter cleared and make way for all the new toys coming in December.
8. Collect & Paint Pine Cones
9. Baking – Make pumpkin cookies, roast pumpkin seeds, or bake an apple pie with fresh ingredients from your local orchards.
10. Carve Pumpkins
11. Bonfire – Have a bonfire in your backyard and roast marshmallows or make s’mores.
12. Make a Craft with Fall Leaves
13. Make a Fall Wreath and Decorate your Front Porch
14. Make Homemade Soup
15. Paint Mini Pumpkins – The Dollar Store is a great place to pick up cheap craft supplies.
16. Rake Leaves & Jump in the Pile
17. Sponsor an Underprivileged Child for Christmas – If you’re not sure how to do this, check your local library in November. Most (if not all) libraries have a giving tree set up in November with gift requests for underprivileged children or children in the foster care system.
1. Go on a scenic drive to See the Beautiful Fall Foliage
2. Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch
3. Go Apple Picking
4. Visit a Haunted House
5. Go Through a Corn Maze
6. Take Fall Pictures
7. Go to a Fall Festival
8. Go Hiking
9. Go on a Hayride
To get your copy of this Fall Bucket List for Families, just click on the picture to download and print.
Fall Bucket List Final Thoughts
This autumn bucket list is designed specifically with families in mind. These are special activities and outings that will be fun for both kids and adults.
Personally, I love creating special family traditions that we do every year. Going to our local apple orchards to eat apple donuts and enjoy their activities and beautiful views is our main tradition.
But, it’s always fun to add other activities that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids busy so I don’t have to listen to the chorus of “I’m bored” all day long!
What family traditions does your family have each autumn? What’s on your fall to-do list this year?
If you’re stumped, I hope you enjoy this fall bucket list and use some (or all) of these ideas to make amazing memories together with your family.
Happy Fall Y’all!!
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