So long summertime! Are you ready for the fall festivities?

Family fall bucket list with leaves
Mercurii Baby​​

The days of fall will be gone before you know it. But, no matter how busy you get, you won’t regret intentionally taking time to make some fun fall season-filled memories with your kids. 

Depending on where you live, the weather may be getting cooler, and the trees may be showing off their bright hues of color, and let’s not forget…fewer bugs to swat! 

It’s the ideal time to set aside moments to explore the outdoors and new recipes or teach the kids something new about fall. There’s no better time than the present to slow down and just be with your kids. 

This bucket list celebrates fall with family fun in mind to bring you closer to an amazing part of family life- togetherness

You don’t have to do them all, but pick one, or let your kids pick one and let the memory-making commence!

  • Find a Trail and Enjoy Nature

Pack a picnic and spend some time exploring the colors of the changing leaves with the kids.  

  • Apple Picking and Apple Cider

Find a nearby apple orchard to harvest your own apples, or enjoy some fresh apple cider, warm or cold! 

  • Take Fall Family Photos

Dress up in your fall colors, hire a photographer, grab a friend, or set that smart phoned auto-timer and capture your family this season!

Apple Picking
  • Make a Thankful Tree

Making an easy gratitude tree like this one, or simply journaling it, will leave happy, thankful little hearts all over your home this fall!

  • Visit a Fall Farm Festival

Enjoy hayrides, cornfield mazes, animals, and fun fall foods to celebrate the season.

  • Start a Nature Journal

Enjoy nature therapy and document the changes of fall together! Here's a great natural journal guide for beginners. 

Pumpkin Picking at the Fall Festival
  • Enjoy an Evening Fire

No feeling can compare to bundling up around a bonfire with the people you love. Pass around a “talking stick” and take turns telling stories!

  • Find a Farmer's Market

Take some moments to teach life skills of picking superfoods harvested this fall, and find something new to try in the kitchen!

  • Do a Fall Craft

The options are endless! Take a look at Good Housekeeping’s list of fall crafts for kids for inspiration.

Family Bonfire in Fall
  • Prep Fall and Winter Wardrobes

Get the kids involved and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after ensuring you’ve got everything you need to enjoy the fall and winter weather! Here’s a checklist to help get you started!

  • Kid-Friendly Fall Recipe

Have the kids join in to whip up some pumpkin muffins, apple crisp, or one of these nutritious breakfast recipes!

  • Check out a Fall-Themed Library Book

Scholastic’s “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt” and “Let it Fall” are two fun fall books!

Cooking with kids

Have some other great family fun bucket list suggestions?! 

We’d love to hear them! 

DM us on Instagram, or reply back to this email with your list!

Ready to prep for the fall and winter weather seasons? Check out this Winter Prep Checklist to see if you need to grab some of these essentials before it’s too late! 

October 17, 2022 — Cassi Donegan

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