I love fall. I wait, rather impatiently for the blistering heat and humidity of summer to end, and thick swath of mosquitios to clear so we can enjoy being out side again. It’s about now that I start daydreaming fall family fun ideas like sitting by a fire, hot chocolate and knitting. While I’ve been daydreaming and waiting I came up with a simple fall family bucket list of things to look forward to this fall.

Where we live, fall is a wonderful time to get back outside and enjoy some beautiful weather, even if it does require a little bundling up some days.

Here’s the simple fall family bucket list:

  • picnic by the pond
  • trip to the park
  • make a bonfire
  • make s’mores
  • go to the pumpkin patch
  • pick apples at an apple orchard
  • make an apple crisp
  • drink apple cider
  • go on a free hayride
  • visit the farmers market
  • help a neighbor rake leaves
  • host a fall gathering
  • bake pumpkin cookies
  • buy and decorate pumpkins
  • make homemade pizzas
  • movie night with popcorn
  • plan a game night
  • make cinnamon play dough
  • go on a nature hike and look for leaves
  • make caramel apples
  • make a thankful tree
  • start a knitting project
  • bob for apples
  • write someone a thank you card
  • do a chili cook off
  • make hot cocoa
  • go on a picnic
  • make a scarecrow
  • read outside
  • take fall family pictures
  • make paper turkeys
  • build a fort outside
  • make pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin spice tea
  • go to a fall festival
  • make a list of things you are thankful for
  • make apple butter
  • read pictures books about fall
  • bundle up and go to the beach/park for a picnic
  • make a fleece scarf
  • make a bird house
  • make a pot of soup together and eat it outside
  • go for family walk/bike ride
  • make a leaf craft
  • watch the sunset
  • plant flower bulbs for spring
  • plant garlic for the spring
  • have friends over for soup and bread

What could be added to the fall family fun bucket list? What can’t you wait to do? Let me know in the comments below.