The 25 Best Fall Bucket List Ideas for Families

The 25 Best Fall Bucket List Ideas for Families

It’s officially Fall! Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love the crunching of the leaves and the smell of yummy donuts and warm apple cider. And let’s not forget the start of Fall TV! Some of my favorite shows come back on the air, like Scandal, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, SVU and more!! Plus I get to pull out all of my boots and sweaters.

I’m not a huge football fan, but I do enjoy watching and talking smack regarding College Football!

The 25 Best Fall Bucklet List Ideas for Families

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This year, we made a Fall Bucket List. It’s a list of things that me and my family are going to attempt to accomplish this Fall. We may not get through the whole list, but we definitely plan to eat as many donuts and drink as much apple cider as possible. (even throwing in a little adult version with my Apple Cidertini!)

If you’re stumped on some suggestions to do this Fall, then check out this list of several great ideas and take action!!

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1. Visit a pumpkin patch. {We love to go to Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns}
2. Roast pumpkin seeds.
3. Carve the pumpkins or do a non-carving pumpkin craft like crayon drip pumpkin art { I also have a list of Over 700 FREE Pumpkin Carving Templates }
4. Jump in the leaves.
5. Then do some leaf art.
6. Attend a high school football game.
7. Solve a Rubik?s Cube.
8. Bake some Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies
9. Get lost in a Corn Maze.
10. Go on a hayride.
11. Do a Color Run, Color Dash, or other colorful 5K as a family.
12. Go apple picking.
13. Then bake some apple pie bars.
14. And make some Maple Walnut Caramel Apples
15. Watch some scary movies.
16. While drinking some cider.
17. And roasting smores.
18. Make paper plate skeletons.
19. Donate to your local food bank.
20. Make some chili and cornbread.
21. Create a giving tree and talk about what you’re thankful for.
22. Bake cinnamon donuts.
23. Visit the zoo.
24. And then visit a haunted house!
25. Then go home and make some chocolate pecan pie bars to share with the neighbors.

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  1. September 6, 2015

    Cute ideas. Some fun ones on there I want to try!

  2. September 7, 2015

    This is a great list of fall activities to do this year. My family and I LOVE corn mazes. We go to them every year and don’t get tired of them. Thank you for adding some more suggestions to the list this year for us.

  3. We usually do a bucket list for summer and we didn’t this year. The result? I feel like we didn’t really do as much as I’d like. So, we are definitely doing a bucket list for fall! Love your ideas.

    • September 9, 2015

      We didn’t do one either as far as things to do around here. But we did make a travel bucket list and checked off a few spots this summer. But yes, Fall is such a fun time to start a bucket list! There is so many activities to do and quite a few of them are free/frugal.

  4. September 11, 2015

    It’s always great to have time to spend with family!! Love these ideas. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  5. September 12, 2015

    What a great list! I love the apple picking idea and making apple pie bars. Thanks for linking up at the Monday Funday Party.

  6. Featuring at Family Fun Friday – thanks for sharing! Monica

    • October 1, 2015

      Thank you Monica for stopping by and featuring my list in your Family Fun Friday post!

  7. Samantha
    September 17, 2016

    My family is from Michigan (Livonia), we moved to Kentucky last spring and this post made me cry! I miss home so much, the apple orchards here a joke! So, so expensive and far away and the cider is watered down…we paid $7 for a gallon of watered down cider.

    If you’re not from Michigan and ever visit in the fall make sure you go get REAL cider!

    Thanks for posting this! I got some yummy looking recipes!

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