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Fall Bucket List

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Fall is such an exciting season with the weather getting cooler and the leaves turning beautiful colors. There are so many fun fall activities to do with kids. We’ve compiled over 100 fun and kid friendly ideas for making the most of fall. We’ve turned it into a free printable for you to print off and check off as you go. Grab your free Fall Bucket List printable at the bottom of the post and check off all of these fun fall things to do as you go!

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Fall Bucket List Ideas

You can simply print off our fall bucket list and use it as a checklist, or you can get crafty and print off our fall bucket list leaf templates. Print the leaves on some colored paper and have fun cutting them out.

Fall Bucket List

Use some small clothespins to attach them to a piece of twine to create the cutest fall banner to display all of your fall bucket list ideas!

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Fall Bucket List

What can you expect from a fall bucket list? We have a list of over 100 ideas for everything fall ranging from outdoor activities, family fun, serving the community and yummy fall treats. You will love having this fun fall guide to give you ideas for fun things to do in the fall.

To get the PDF version of the full list, subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this post. All subscribers will receive this printable list as well as the leaf templates as a free gift.

Fall Bucket List for Kids

You will love printing off the leaf template to create an adorable and useful fall banner. Hang it on the mantel or in a kids’ bedroom this fall. You can clip on each activity as you do them, or take the leaves down after it is completed.

Fall Bucket List

Some of our favorite arts and crafts activities are:

  • Paint Pinecones
  • Make a garland out of collected leaves
  • Have a pumpkin carving contest
  • Make apple stamps
  • Make fall leaf suncatchers
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Make leaf rubbings
  • Make a Halloween costume
  • Build a birdhouse
  • Build a scarecrow
  • Decorate trick-or-treat bags
  • Make a handprint turkey
  • Make paper bag luminaries

You will also find some fall inspiration from one of these outdoor activities:

  • Jump in piles of leaves
  • Collect leaves and acorns outside
  • Set up a hot chocolate and popcorn stand
  • Tailgate at a football game
  • Plant spring bulbs
  • Build a fort with sticks and leaves
  • Snuggle under a blanket and stargaze
  • Play outside at night with glow sticks
  • Play a game of soccer
  • Fly a kite

If you want to go on an excursion, check out one of these options:

  • Go on a hayride
  • Have a campfire
  • Go to a fall festival
  • Go on a photo walk
  • Go to a petting zoo
  • Go apple picking
  • Go to a pumpkin patch
  • Go through a corn maze
  • Visit the farmer’s market
  • Visit a sunflower farm
  • Go horseback riding

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy one of these yummy treats:

  • Make s’mores
  • Make caramel apples
  • Bake pumpkin bread
  • Drink hot cider
  • Make homemade donuts
  • Make homemade applesauce
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Make homemade hot cocoa
  • Eat candy corn
  • Make trail mix

We also have ideas for serving the community as a family:

  • Rake leaves for a neighbor
  • Bake an apple pie for neighbors
  • Pass out Halloween candy
  • Collect coats and hats for a homeless shelter
  • Donate canned items to a food bank
  • Pass out free hot cider on a cold day

For family activities, try one of these:

  • Make fall slime
  • Read books by the fireplace
  • Tell ghost stories around a campfire
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Have a family game night
  • Put together a puzzle
  • Host a fall party
  • Take a scenic drive
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Have a candlelight dinner
  • Take family photos

These fall games are sure to be a hit:

  • Bob for apples
  • Create a fall-themed scavenger hunt
  • Make a haunted house
  • Play hide and seek with flashlights
  • Take a colored bath
  • Write letters to a pen pal
  • Play dress up
  • Have a pillow fight

Fall is also a great time to learn something new:

  • Read a book outside
  • Start an insect collection
  • Check out fall books from the library
  • Identify all the types of trees in your neighborhood
  • Start a fall journal
  • Write and illustrate a story

We know you will enjoy checking off the items on our fall bucket list this year!

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Fall Crafts for Kids

Here are some of our favorite fall crafts for kids: 

Fall potato stamping

Fall playdough 

Leaf silhouette art 

Painting with pinecones

Leaf Clay Dish

 

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