It’s my favorite time of year! I love all things autumn, including thinking about an exhaustive list of fun (and easy) fall activities for kids – AKA a fall bucket list!
Fall to me means cool evenings and mornings along with the perfect daytime temperatures. It’s when I can make soups frequently and baking calls my name. The trees paint beautiful pictures. All things pumpkin are celebrated.
It just makes me excited.
Autumn is also the perfect time of year to purposefully have a little fun and make memories with your children using a fall bucket list.
Isn’t it easy to get caught up in to-do lists and the chaos of life? Having a list and plan can help me slow down and enjoy life and my kids more.
They don’t even have to be big, expensive things on your list. Take the time to appreciate and get in the moment of even the little things. Your kids will love you for it.
If you are overwhelmed at the thought of just one more thing, pick just 4 and do one a week. See if you can turn something you have to do anyway (being in the kitchen) into a fall theme.
I’m all about simple, but there is nothing wrong with being elaborate and doing it all. We each need to do what works for our families.
Fall Activities for Kids
Have a taste testing of several apple varieties
Make apple crisp, bread, muffins, pie, bars, or cobbler
Make apple cider
Make dried apples
Go to an apple orchard
Roast the seeds from the pumpkin
Make pumpkin bread, muffins, cookies, or pie
Deliver a fall baked good to a neighbor or shut in
Carve a pumpkin
Visit a pumpkin patch
Go on a hayrack ride
Have a soup potluck at your house
Take a hike in a nature park
Drive to see the colorful leaves
Make hot chocolate and star gaze
Jump in a leaf pile
Rake leaves for someone who can’t
Go on a picnic
Feed the ducks
Fly a kite
Attend a football game
Start a Thankful tree
Camp out in the backyard
Switch over the clothes
Mail an “I’m thankful for you card”
Isn’t the idea of a Fall Bucket List fun?!
What have I missed? Do you have any favorite fun (maybe even easy and frugal) fall activities for kids I should add to the list? Have you done a fall bucket list before?
There’s no way we will get all of these done, but I’m confident that numerous ones will happen. 🙂
I’ve made a few printables for a fall bucket list in my resource library. One has every one of these ideas on it and another is blank so you can include exactly what you want – after all, you want to enjoy fall not be stressed out! You can get access to them for free when you sign up for my newsletter!