Our family loves the fall season, and it usually begins by creating a list of all the things we’d like to do, like leaf peeping, visiting the pumpkin patch, and making apple cider. That’s how this list came to be. It’s a compilation of some of our favorite fall activities, plus extra ideas from friends and family.
We’re on a mission to keep things simple and there’s no way we’d do everything on this list (although we’ve come close!). It is a handy reminder, however, of what’s possible, so we can “apple-pick” some favorites to get us into the Fall spirit.
High on my list this year? Finding pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, popping corn straight off the cob because it’s just spectacular, enjoying pumpkin spice coffee (just for me, not the kids!), donating to a food bank, roasting s’mores in the fire pit, and painting on leaves.
What’s on your list?
Some of the items on this list are TinkerLab projects or projects from well-loved blogs. I’ll add links to those below. Most of all, if you like having a handy list for the fridge, you can download this list as a printable PDF (totally free). Scroll on down for that…
50 Family Fall Activities
Fall List Activity Links
Make Pumpkin Pie Play Dough: Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Playdough
Paint a Pumpkin: If you’d like to do something with a pumpkin besides carve it, try painting a pumpkin in any color. Be sure to use the paint recommended in this recipe!
Pop Corn from a Cob: While we all know how to pop corn in a bag, have you ever tried popping a cob? It can be done! How to Make Popcorn from a Cob. So easy!
Make Apple Prints: How to Set up an Apple Printing Station
Try making an Acorn Craft: Make Acorn Animals
Roast Pumpkin Seeds: Because you’re cooking pumpkin anyway, you really can’t go wrong with roasting up the seeds.
Make Glycerin Leaves: It can be hard to keep treasured leaves around for too long due to them turning brittle in days. Try this recipe to preserve your leaves in glycerin.
Create a Thankful List: Here’s a fun example of how my little one dictated her gratitude to me while I typed it up on the typewriter!
Construct an Autumn Wreath: Leaves and permanent markers help this pretty wreath come together.
Make a Pie: Try this Freezer-ready Chicken Pot Pie
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