Fall is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to trade in your flip-flops for furry boots and your iced tea for pumpkin spice everything. Even though summer is ending, this doesn’t mean the fun needs to end! Make the most of this magical season by checking off these 25 fall bucket list items that your whole family will love!
Jump in the Leaves
Make raking up leaves less of a chore by creating a giant pile and jumping in! Yes, you may have to rake the yard again, but nothing beats seeing your child (or pets) light up while playing in the soft leaves. Watch these adorable pets enjoying the leaves here.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
You’ll love picking out your own pumpkins and supporting a local farmer. Many pumpkin patches usually also have other fun activities the whole family can enjoy, like a petting zoo or hay rides. Click here to find a pumpkin patch near you.
Go on a Nature Hike
Get out of the city and enjoy the crisp air! Make your hike even more fun and adventurous with these free Hunting Scavenger Hunt Printables for Kids.
Make Carmel Apples
You’re missing out if you’ve never made a caramel apple at home! It’s an easy, delicious fall craft you’ll love making. Click here for this easy-to-follow caramel apple recipe.
Carve a Pumpkin
Break out the pumpkin carving tools and spend a Sunday getting creative with family and friends. Click here for 70+ Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Designs.
Decorate for Halloween
Add pumpkins, witches and ghouls to your front porch to celebrate the season. Need inspiration? You’ll love these 60 Favorite Halloween Decorating Ideas.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Enjoy the gorgeous fall weather while getting lost and working as a team to find your way out. Get blown away by these Top 10 Corn Mazes.
Go on a Leaf Peeping Adventure
Take a day to drive down a winding road to enjoy the beautiful fall leaves. Get the most out of your drive by checking out this Fall Foliage Map.
Host a Scary Movie Marathon
Invite all the brave souls you know over to curl up on your couch and turn off the lights for a night full of horror and gore! Pick out and watch at least 3 movies from this list of The 50 Best Horror Movies Ever.
Build a Scarecrow
Whether you're building a scarecrow to help keep those pesky birds away or add something extra to your fall décor, your whole family will love working on this fun craft together. Click here for a tutorial.
Visit a Haunted House
Get your heart pumping by visiting a haunted house this year! Looking for an extra thrill? Check out this list of the 20 Best Haunted Houses in America.
Knit a Scarf
Cuddle up in a comfy chair and start creating a one-of-a-kind fall accessory that's as unique as you. Get started by watching this easy-to-follow How to Knit a Scarf for Beginners Step by Step video.
Bundle up the Pets
Your pet just got instantly cuter with a sweater and booties. We didn’t think it was possible either. Pamper your pet further by checking out these Memory Foam Pet Beds.
Go on a Hay Ride
Pile into the back of a wagon, grab a mug of apple cider and enjoy the ride! Click here to find a great deal on hay rides near you.
You’re never too old for free candy…that's justa fact. If you don’t have a child chaperone, click here for tips to totally pull off trick-or-treating as an adult.
Tailgate at a Football Game
Whether or not football is “your thing,” food is everyone’s “thing.” Head over to a nearby stadium or a local college and join the fans in some delicious pre-game festivities! Check out our Fall Pinterest Board for some delicious food recipes!
Get Your Fall Craft On
Just because you survived and graduated from grade school doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some pumpkin-themed crafts. Break out the wine and tackle one of these 16 Ways to Make a Pumpkin Out of Anything.
Donate to a Local Food Bank
Holidays can be especially taxing for food banks and homeless shelters trying to help hungry families throughout the community. Help ensure every family can enjoy the holiday season by donating food or funds to those in need. Click here to find a food bank near you.
Go Apple Picking
Apple picking at a local apple orchard is both a great family activity and a fun date idea! Whether you bring the kids or not, you’ll sure to love strolling through the beautiful trees and picking your own produce. Click here for Tips and Tricks to Getting the Best Apples.
Bake a Pie
Try out a new pie recipe and if it doesn’t come out perfectly, leave it in the office break room. It will magically disappear-we promise. Try one of these 47 Pie Recipes for Every Season.
Decorate Your Mantel
Add fall flair to your living room by decorating your mantel with warm tones, candles, and leaf prints. Go the extra mile by adding a fall-inspired landscape made by a local artist.
Stay in Pajamas All Day
Bundle up and spend the day enjoying the slower pace of fall. Enjoy your lazy day with one of these 27 Best New Fall Books to Read in 2017.
Host a Chili Cook-Off
Challenge your coworkers to a chili cook-off. Your entire office will love you-trust us. Check out these 28 Warm-You-Up Chili Recipes.
Volunteer as a Family
This year, consider lending a hand to those in need by volunteering as a family. Click here to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule and your interests.
Need more fall inspiration? Go to our Autumn Atmosphere Pinterest Board for more ideas!