For years, summer was always my favorite season of the year. I love the warm weather and flip-flops, but fall is quickly giving summer a run for its money. If I’m honest, at the end of every summer I’m practically begging for crisper, cooler temperatures to hurry up and get here!
Now that fall is officially here, I’m really excited to jump right into the fun of the season. I don’t like to put pressure on myself to make picture perfect memories, but I love brainstorming some fun things we can try to do as a family.
Below, I’ve listed some of my favorite ways to enjoy fall with kids. The great thing is that most of these don’t cost much money or they are completely free. I firmly believe that memory making with your family shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. The options are endless if you take a minute to brainstorm!
PLACES TO GO
1. Visit a pumpkin patch
Most people purchase a pumpkin anyway, so why not make an excursion out of it and visit a local pumpkin patch. Some activities on site may involve a charge, so make sure you check in advance.
2. Go apple picking
This is always a hit with our family. Visit a nearby orchard to pick your very own apples. Most will allow you to eat as you pick and you only purchase what you’d like to bring home .
3. Drink apple cider
We love hot drinks in our home. You can buy this at the store at a variety of price points, or you could make your own. This is an easy but fun treat on those cooler fall evenings.
4. Eat candy corn!
Is it actually fall until you’ve eaten a candy corn. Catch a sale on some candy and let your children in on your own childhood memories.
5. Roast pumpkin seeds
I used to love doing this as a child. It’s a great way to use up every bit of your pumpkin and they are yummy too!
6. Go on a nature hike / start a leaf collection
The changing leaves are one of my favorite parts of fall. The beautiful colors are mesmerizing, so why not enjoy them.
7. Jump in a pile of leaves
This might not always be practical, but it sure is fun! Get the kids involved in the raking before and after, so that it’s not a huge chore.
8. Visit a corn maze
These can be a lot of fun. Sometimes these are separate locations or they may be part of the activities at the local pumpkin patch.
9. Watch a fall themed movie as a family
There are some cute Charlie Brown movies that are family friendly. You could sip on your apple cider while enjoying a short movie together as a family.
10. Make s’mores
Fire pits are so much fun in the fall. You might as well put it to some use and make some yummy (and messy) s’mores.
My kids loved creating our summer bucket list together this summer, so I’m really excited to get started on our fall bucket list!
If you need help with getting your summer bucket list started, I’m excited to share this FREE summer bucket list printable today. I’ve broken the list up up into 4 main categories: places to go, special treats, crafts/learning activities, and outdoor adventures. I included the “other” category for anything else that doesn’t fit within those. Brainstorm and then make sure to mark them off as you go!
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What is your favorite part about fall?
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