Yeah, today is the first official day of Autumn! Unfortunately we don’t have any leaves to jump into yet to celebrate but this is my family’s favorite time of year. The weather is cooler, the trees look beautiful as they say goodbye for the year, we break out the spooky Halloween and Day of the Dead decorations, it’s Hawkeye football season, and we go gaga for Apple Cider Donuts. (Man, I love a good donut.)
To make sure we don’t miss out on a minute of favorite seasonal fun activities, we create a Fall Family Fun Plan or a bucket list of activities we want to do this Fall. We pick a night and at dinner everyone throws out ideas of what they want to do and we then schedule our activities on the calendar. We now know if we need to buy tickets to anything, get invitations out, or have the house clean by a certain date. (Oh yes, our social calendar dictates when the house gets cleaned.) Once our activities are written in stone (OK, just in the planner – but in PEN!) we have some fun times to look forward to.
Below you’ll see a list of my family’s favorite activities to have fun in the Fall. Most of these ideas are inexpensive and get you outside enjoying the crisp Autumn air. For more inspiration as you create your Family Fun Plan, check your local park districts, libraries, YMCAs, and Children’s Museums for family specific fall events coming up in your area.
Top 10 Ideas for Fall Family Fun
1. Apple Orchard/ Making Caramel Apples
2. Fall Foliage Drive
3. Visit a Pumpkin Farm
4. Leaf Pile Forts, Mazes & Piles
5. Bike Ride/ Photo Scavenger Hunt in your local Forest Preserve
6. Creating & Decorating for Halloween
7. Throw a Halloween Party – for kids and/or adults
8. Organize a Neighborhood Trick or Treat Procession
9. Neighborhood Flag Football Party
10. Flashlight Corn Maze Adventures
I’ll be writing more this Fall on how to have the most fun doing any one of these fun activities so check back often.
We found this article at the DomesticCents.com blog on Frugal Fall Family Fun Ideas that we wanted to share. I love their photos and Scarecrow idea.
I hope this list has inspired you to get out your calendar and start some planning. Check back for more ideas and tips on how to have more family fun this fall season. I’d love to hear what you love to do with your family, so leave me a comment.
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