Fall! The time of year that makes my heart come alive and my spirit dance. Unfortunately, fall and I haven’t always had this mushy, gushy, lovey, dovey relationship.
Growing up I lived in the middle of nowhere Texas. When I say middle of nowhere I mean it. I lived in a country town and every single house I grew up in was smack dab in the middle of a cotton field. Flat land as far as the eye could see and trees were few and far between. This meant that when Fall appeared there wasn’t much to see and since it was Texas you were most likely still wearing shorts and a tank top.
I think the best way for you to understand why fall and I never had a relationship till the age of 23 is this. Try and imagine being in the “Christmas Spirit” but not one person or business decorated. No trees. No Christmas lights. NOTHING. Would you feel like Christmas Season was all that magical? Most likely not. Well, that’s how I felt about fall.
It wasn’t until I moved to north Idaho when I was 22 and newly married that I truly experienced Fall and all it has to offer. I remember the first time I saw a mountain coved in thousands of trees changing colors. The amazing array of oranges, reds, and browns was truly breathtaking. That exact moment was the moment I fell in love with fall and finally understood why others loved it so much too.
Not only are the colors beautifully breath taking but the season has so much to offer. You have apple picking, corn mazes, fall festivals, pumpkin carving and so much more. It is season of fun and creativity that should be taken advantage of.
The past few years have been crazy for us and this year life is pretty normal. We are doing school regularly, we aren’t in the process of moving (Thank GOD!), jobs are flourishing, friendships are building, no life tragedies, and we are figuring out a routine. For me this is a breath of fresh air.
So, this fall I have plans. Big plans. I want to take full advantage of this season and I’m bringing my kids and husband right along with me. Now, if you know me then you know I love lists. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s my personality or heck maybe it stems from some part of my childhood. Either way lists and I go together like peanut butter and jelly, so naturally I made a list, a bucket list, and filled it with all my favorite fall activities. Each of these are kid and family friendly. The purpose of this is list is twofold.
- Enjoy Fall and all it has to offer.
- Do activities as a family so you all grow closer together.
The bucket list is a great way to get your kids involved by helping to choose which fall activity to do. Giving them the chance to give their opinion and express their desires makes them feel like they are an important member of the family and not just a kid.
25 Family Fall Bucket List Ideas
- Make Leaf Rubbing Art
- Carve A Pumpkin
- Play with the Inside of a Pumpkin
- Paint a Pumpkin
- Make Pumpkin Volcanos
- Do a Fall Scavenger Hunt
- Make a Fall Wreath
- Make a Fort on a Rainy Day
- Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder
- Visit a Fire Station
- Visit the Local Police Station
- Jump in a Pile of Leaves
- Bake a Pie Together
- Go Apple Picking
- Go Bobbing for Apples
- Go to a Pumpkin Patch
- Go through a Corn Maze
- Go on a Nature Walk and Talk about the Leaves Changing Colors
- Do a Thankful Tree in November
- Do a Pumpkin, Leaf, or Turkey Craft
- Make Apple Cider
- Read a Book About Fall Outside
- Have a Bonfire & Roast Marshmallows
- Have a Popcorn Movie Day
- Teach Your Kids How to Make A Fall Soup or Chili
Fall is a season of beauty and wonder, don’t let it pass you by. Go grab your family and soak it up before it’s gone.
If you want the Family Fall Bucket List printable to keep track of what activities you have and haven’t done, you can get it below.
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