Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]

Here comes my favorite season – Fall! The colors, the crisp air, the foliage – who doesn’t like Autumn? I’ve been an expat in the Middle East for so long, I am missing this season. I usually travel with my kids to the US just to enjoy this amazing season!


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Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]



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Fun fall activities ideas for kids

1. Pick apples at a local farm or orchard.

2. Enjoy homemade apple cider

3. Bake apple chips

4. Make caramel apples

5. Make apple fritters

6. Bake an apple pie

7. Try a new apple recipe

8. Make candy-corn apples for National Candy Corn Day (October 30th)

9. Get lost in a corn maze

10. Rake the Leaves

11. Jump into a leaf pile

12. Explore fall colors

13. Collect and identify leaves

14. Make handprint leaves

15. Decorate stationery with leaf stamps

16. Press leaves into a photo album

17. Iron leaves between two sheets of waxed paper

18. Take a hayride

19. Decorate your yard with hay bales


20. Head to a pumpkin patch

21. Decorate pumpkins

22. Make pumpkin pie

23. Bake pumpkin bread

24. Bake pumpkin bars

25. Make pumpkin soup

26. Try new pumpkin-flavored treats

27. Bake seasonal cookies

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28. Make pumpkin spice waffles

29. Roast pumpkin seeds

30. Eat some persimmons

31. Make hot chocolate with marshmallows.

32. Make s’ mores outside


33. Attend a Halloween party

34. Coordinate family Halloween costumes

35. Check out a haunted house

36. Have a scary movie marathon

37. Make Halloween cards.

38. Make Halloween treats

39. Play Halloween games

40. Decorate trick-or-treating bags

41. Go for trick or treat

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42. Go for a walk on a foggy morning

43. Go for a hike or nature walk

44. Escape to a cabin surrounded by nature

45. Go on a day trip

46. Visit a zoo

47. Visit an indoor water park

48. Visit a children’s museum

49. Visit Candytopia.

50. Fly a kite

51. Go horseback riding

52. Run a 5k

53. Try a bike ride as a family

54. Take a scenic drive to view the prettiest fall foliage

55. Camp in your backyard

56. Have a backyard campfire night

57. Go stargazing

58. Enjoy the crisp fall days and colors with a picnic

59. Go to a drive-in movie theatre

60. Attend a local football game.

61. Play a sport in the park

62. Play your own game in the yard.

63. Play on indoor trampolines


64. Tell stories by the fireplace.

65. Play board games.

66. Read some of the autumn-themed children’s books.

67. Play some fall trivia

68. Knit your own scarf & sweater

69. Put all of your children’s seasonal crafts into a memory book

70. Spend a day planning your Fall activities together

71. Host a pizza party because why not?!

72. Schedule a Fall-themed family photoshoot

73. Do Fall-themed volunteering

74. Throw a themed party

75. Host a harvest party

76. Attend a local harvest festival.

77. Attend a fall festival

78. Visit a sunflower field

79. Make a fall bouquet of sunflowers


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80. Arrange artificial autumn flowers in festive pots

81. Plant Fall flowers

82. Collect and paint pinecones

83. Paint wooden crafts

84. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

85. Make Thanksgiving crafts

86. Make personalized Thanksgiving placemats for the family

87. Create a Thankful tree

88. Make a Christmas wishlist

89. Work on Holiday Cards

90. Start making homemade Christmas gifts



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46 thoughts on “Fun Fall Activities for Families [Fall Bucket List Ideas]”

  1. These are fun ideas for fall families activities. My husband would love all of this. Glad that you shared this post.

  2. Thank you for all these ideas. I guess we won’t get bored this fall as we check all of these on our list of fun activities!

  3. Wow these are some really fun activities for families. Such a great ways to build family bonding this fall season.

  4. I could really get behind baking all of those wonderful fall goodies. I’ve already made some apple butter, usually with picked apples from my parent’s trees, but they didn’t get any good apples this year. We’ll have to jump in a neighbor’s leaf pile because our tree refuses to drop its leaves until the first snow fall.

  5. You have definitely compiled a great list of things to do in autumn. I have already made apple pie this season, which turned out great! I do love the smell of baked apples with cinnamon overtaking the house.

  6. Fall is my favorite season and you have included ALL of my favorite things on here! There might even be a couple of new and inspiring ideas!


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