The Great Big Family Fall List

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 drinking apple cider. This fall list is a compilation of some of our favorite fall activities, plus extra ideas from friends and family.

I’m on a mission to keep things simple and there’s no way our family could do everything on this list (although we’ve come close!). But it is a handy reminder of things we’re excited to try and memories we’d like to create, so we can “apple-pick” some favorites to get us into the Fall spirit.

the great big family fall list

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, making apple sauce (this apple spiralizer is a must-have with kids), donating to a food bank, roasting s’mores in the fire pit, and painting on leaves.

What’s on your list?

the great big family fall 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

the great big family fall list

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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!

Create a Leaf Craft: There are so many fall leaf crafts! For example, Make Leaf Critters or try Coffee Filter Leaf Sun Catchers

Make Apple Prints: How to Set up an Apple Printing Station

Try making an Acorn Craft: Make Acorn Animals

Set up a Leaf Collage Project for your Preschooler: I have two really easy projects for you that you can do right away. Try the  Tree Trunk Leaf Collage or Contact Paper Autumn Collage.

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


  1. My children are loving the process of using the checklist. We wish you had one for the other seasons!! Thank you so much

    • Hi Wendy, Ooooh, that’s a lovely idea. I’ll see if I can make that happen. Thanks so much for your comment.

  2. Perfect list for me, that is for sure, thank you!

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  4. Thank you so much for the informative and interesting post. Thanks to that I have ideas for Halloween

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