While I love all things fall, I do not enjoy all things scary when it comes to Halloween. Since my children are little I’ve been able to avoid that part of this time of year.
This fall bucket list is great for all ages.
Below are some of our annual go-to activities, as well as, some new ones.
- Go apple picking at a local orchard. I seriously have the best Apple Pie recipe. Give it a try!
- Decorate your home for the new season. I’m a big fan of hay bales, pumpkins and corn stalks. ??
- Attend a local fall festival. Now’s your chance to sip hot apple cider and wear those cute new boots you bought!
- Leaf peep. Find out where the best foliage is near you and make an afternoon out of it. Pack a lunch and take in the beautiful colors.
- Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out pumpkins. We have a farm near us that has a pumpkin weigh-off every year and the pumpkins are seriously gigantic. One year someone from Rhode Island set a national record!
- Turn one of those picked pumpkins into pumpkin bread. (or buy a can of it. Shhh, I won’t tell!) I have a yummy recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.
- Go to a corn maze and get lost! My favorite corn maze in Rhode Island is located at Escobar Farm.
- Collect the leaves you rake in your yard and use them in craft projects or in your home as decor. Here are some easy fall crafts for kids of all ages!
- Try your hand at making this year’s Halloween costume for one of your kids. I’ll admit it’s definitely easier to buy a costume, but there’s something fun about putting one together from scratch with the help of your kids.
- Make thankful place mats for your family for Thanksgiving dinner. These DIY place mats are easy to make and your kids will enjoy eating off them on turkey day. They’ll also be sharing what they’re most thankful for.
What’s your favorite family activity to do in the fall?