There are so many fun things to do in the Fall, I created this Fall Bucket List to make sure my family did them all.
I love the weather in Autumn. There is just enough of a chill in the air to make it fun to get outside and be active without needing to bundle up in a winter coat. Plus, I love the warm, beautiful colors of Fall, from the changing leaves to the pumpkins and gourds used to decorate.
I also love that one of the most fun holidays of the year (Halloween) and one of the most cherished (Thanksgiving) occur during this season. With all of the fall festivity, it can be hard to squeeze it all in before winter arrives!
That’s why I love to create seasonal bucket lists to help me make the most of each season. Here is my fall bucket list.
Fall Bucket List Ideas
Many of the ideas on this fall bucket list are things your family can do together at home. Of course, there are several other ideas to inspire you to get out and explore during this perfect season for outdoor activities.
You’ll notice that some of the items in the list are hyperlinked. If I was able to find a resource to help you complete the activity, I’ve linked to it as a convenience.
Benefits of having an Ultimate Fall Bucket List
There’s something for everyone on this list! Any of these autumn activities is the perfect way to get cozy and enjoy classic fall fun.
Not only does this list bring all the fall vibes, but the activities on the list are a fun way to spend the day and enjoy the beauty of fall. Using this big bucket list can easily make this the best fall yet!
Creative Ways To Use This Annual Fall Bucket List
One of the best things about this fall activities list is that it’s full of things to do in the fall that can be annual traditions. No matter if you’re looking for indoor fall activities or ways to have even more fun during this time of year, it’s time to get creative on how to make them happen.
This free fall printable proves why fall is the best season!
It’s time to get cozy
Decorate your home, light your fall candles (in case someone accidentally knock over the candle, here’s How To Get Out Candle Wax From Carpet), and fill a mug full of a homemade pumpkin spice latte. Read this list of fun fall bucket list ideas on a fall day, and make a plan on how to take advantage of the fall season.
Drive around and look at all the fall foliage
Be sure to add sightseeing to your autumn bucket list. Hop in the car or plan a hayride to see the beautiful fall leaves.
Start a gratitude journal
If you want to try something new, start a gratitude journal to go with all your fall bucket list activities. This will help you make a longer bucket list of things to do on a chilly fall day while also being grateful for all that fall has always provided.
Fun Things to Do in Fall
Don’t forget to enjoy this cozy season! You’ll love having all these fun fall activities right at your fingertips. From outdoor fall activities to fun autumn ideas, here are plenty of ideas to get out and enjoy the crisp fall air.
- Make homemade apple cider
- Go through a corn maze
- Make a craft using leaves
- Paint gourds
- Go apple picking
- Make a pie
- Make a festive fall wreath
- Attend a fall festival
- Make pumpkin bread
- Carve pumpkins
- Take a hayride
- Make a Halloween costume
- Rake leaves, then jump in the pile
- Make candy or caramel apples
- Build a bonfire
- Go to a football game
- Plant mums
- Decorate the front porch
- Go on a hike
- Family photo shoot
- Watch a scary movie on Netflix
- Visit a haunted house or trail
- Make roasted pumpkin seeds
- Go on a family bike ride
- Boo friends or neighbors
- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Tell ghost stories
- Eat some Halloween candy
- Make chili
- Collect acorns and/or pinecones
- Sleep in a tent
- Make a thankful tree
- Wear a cozy sweater
As you can see, it’s not hard to make fall fun! Any of these favorite fall activities listed above are meant to encourage you to learn a new hobby, or to get out and enjoy all the pretty fall foliage.
And who knows – it just might prompt you to have a yummy fall picnic or to start thinking ahead and getting you in the spooky Halloween spirit!
Other Printable Activities to add to your Fall Bucket List:
If you enjoyed this great fall printable, you might like these other free printable ideas and activities:
- Printable Fall Bingo: This is one of the best ways to introduce more fun autumn activities for the family.
- Fall Crossword Puzzle: Perfect for game night!
- Fall Word Search: Everyone loves a good fall puzzle!
How To Get the Printable Fall Bucket List
The Perfect Fall Bucket List is a PDF file that you can download and print over and over.
Fill in the form below to access your copy of the Fall bucket list of activities.
Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.
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- Printer paper or cardstock: If you’re printing for one-time, quick use, print on regular printer paper. If you need the printout to hold up to being handled often or if you plan to laminate it to use it multiple times, choose cardstock.
- Laminator: Laminating your printable is an inexpensive way to use it multiple times. Just use dry erase markers and wipe off when you’re done so you can use it again! Alternately, you can cover the printable with clear contact paper to achieve the same thing.
More Family Fun
If you like this Fall Bucket List, you might enjoy some of these other fun family activities.
Another great family activity is to do random acts of kindness together. Every month I create a new kindness calendar based on the special observances of that month. Check out all of my monthly acts of kindness calendars.
You can also download/print my other seasonal bucket lists so you can enjoy family fun all year long!