Updated: Oct 2, 2022
The leaves are beginning to change colors and the air has that crisp coolness to it - fall is just around the corner! Start this autumn season off right with a family bucket list of fun things to do with your family this fall. We’ve got all the best ideas, from apple picking to carving pumpkins! This fall, don’t just sit in front of the TV - get outside and start making memories with your loved ones! And here’s how...
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Visit a Sunflower Field
Visiting a Sun Flower field can be a lot of fun, and educational! Kids will be able to notice the bees flying around the field of sunflowers and which way the sunflowers are facing (hint: towards the sun). A Sun Flower field can be a photographer's dream, it can be the perfect opportunity to snap some beautiful family pictures.
This is a fun, warm, and gooey dessert that the whole family will love to eat! Make sure you gather all of your ingredients before starting this fun night of s'mores making. You'll need marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate bars, and a place to roast the marshmallows.
Walk Through a Corn Maze
Visiting a corn maze is a perfect fall activity for a family. It's a fun way to get active and spend time together. Plus, you can compete with one another to see who will make it out first. You can also get lost inside the corn maze, which makes it even more exciting. Remember to take a camera!
Decorate the House with Fall Decorations
Dress up your house for the fall by using decorations such as pumpkins, scarecrows, and a cornucopia. You can also create a festive atmosphere with pumpkin-pie-scented candles. To add some more light to the darkening days of fall, place string lights around the outside of your house or inside on the staircase.
Make a Fall Leaf Craft
Making a fall leaf craft can be lots of fun if you're looking for something to do indoors. Afterward, you can decorate the house with it too! Here is a fall leaf craft idea, the kids will love this craft and it's so simple to make! All you need are some brown, orange, and yellow construction paper, scissors, glue, and string or yarn. Cut the paper into leaf shapes (look for leaf templates online if you want them to be more uniform) and then have the kids decorate the leaves with glue.
Go Apple picking
Apple picking is a fun fall activity for your family. Find a local orchard, pack a lunch and enjoy the crisp fall air on your family outing.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
If you are feeling adventurous this fall, try one of these five activities at a pumpkin patch with your kids. 1) Pick out your own pumpkin- To cut down on costs, most pumpkin patches charge by weight instead of by size. Pick out a little guy and bring him home! 2) Decorate the perfect face- Picking out faces for the perfect Halloween Jack O' Lantern can be tricky but just remember that it's all about the eyes! Try dotting them with an eye dropper full of water before adding black paint and making two smaller holes for nose holes.
A pumpkin patch is a fantastic fall photo opportunity. Make sure to dress your kids in fall colors so their clothes match the leaves on the ground!
Host a Pumpkin Carving Party
Hosting a pumpkin carving party can be lots of fun. Invite your best buddies over for a fun night with fall favorite foods and, of course, pumpkins!
Bake a pie
Baking pies with the family is a tradition for many people, and it's a great way to spend time together. There are tons of different pie recipes out there, but here are two of the most popular autumn pies in America: Apple pie and pumpkin pie.
Go on a Hay Ride
Hay rides are a great way to spend time with the family, and they're just as fun for adults as they are for kids. Depending on where you live, hay rides can be found at pumpkin patches, farms, and other agricultural attractions. The best part about hay rides is that there are so many variations of them from which to choose!
Drink Hot Cocoa
Nothing says fall like a hot cocoa night with your family. This year, make sure to include your favorite fall flavors such as pumpkin spice or peppermint. You could also add cinnamon sticks to the pot for an extra flavor punch.
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