If you’re on a quest to make the most of this beautiful, fleeting season with your family through simple, budget-friendly activities, then you’ll appreciate this list of 10 Ways to Enjoy Simple Fall Family Fun!
10 Ways to Enjoy Simple Fall Family Fun
The crunch of the leaves. The crisp, cool weather. The beautiful, golden hues of the changing trees. There is something about the fall that can be quite magical!
As you very well know, it’s often the simplest, least expensive activities that are best remembered from childhood. The easy and fun ideas shared below are autumn memory makers you won’t want to miss with your kids!
1. Go Apple Picking
There is nothing more satisfying than pulling an apple from a branch, brushing it on your jeans, then sinking your teeth into its crisp, juicy flesh. Plus, an abundance of delicious apple recipes on the web and in cookbooks are reasons enough to spend some time with the family picking your own.
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2. Bake a Fall Dessert
Homemade apple crisp, pumpkin bread, and pie! There are so many delicious choices. And cooking with kids has big benefits and can be lots of fun!
3. Take a Nature Walk
Nature walks are such a simple way to connect as a family. Enjoy all that nature has to offer this time of year!
4. Drive Through the Country
Sometimes the best way to experience fall’s rich blanket of color is to go for a drive. You never know what you will discover!
5. Decorate Pumpkins
Find the perfect pumpkin, then decorate them for a fun family project. You can’t go wrong with classic pumpkin painting!
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6. Make Caramel Apples
Set out an assembly line of apples, caramel, and your favorite goodies for toppings. Each family member can create their own!
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7. Try a Fall Nature Craft
Simple nature crafts are easy, fun to make with kids, and are a charming addition to fall household decor. We especially love this fall teacup garden craft!
8. Rake and Jump in Leaves
Of course, leaf jumping would make the fall fun list! It needs no other explanation. Just do it! For a fun twist, try swimming in leaves!
9. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Something about finding the perfect pumpkin can be quite an adventure. Take a trip to a local pumpkin patch and start the hunt.
10. Enjoy a Hayride
There is nothing like the bumpy adventure of bouncing along on a hayride. Bring your camera and capture the fun!
More Fall Activity Ideas
Looking for more creative and fun fall activities? You may also enjoy:
- Use our free printable apple template to make adorable apple crafts!
- Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle during fall migration.
- Create a fall sensory bin with real or artificial leaves!
- Make a paper plate football after watching your local high school team play.
- Download our free printable September activity and craft calendar for more ideas!
Originally published September 2018.
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