Where I live, fall is a beautiful season when the leaves are changing and the temperatures are cooling down. This time of year means everything pumpkin flavored and lots of outdoor fun with my family.
As the seasons change we like to find activities that we can do together that won’t break the bank. Since there is not a lot of time before the temperatures drop to freezing, we like to make the most of the last nice days outside.
Today, I am sharing 10 free fall activities you and your family can do together.
10 Free Fall Activities for you and your family
#1 – Make hot chocolate
Have you ever made real hot chocolate from scratch? It’s way better than the powdered stuff and fun to make with kids! Ashlee Marie – The World’s Best Hot Chocolate
#2 – Fall family bucket list
Kick off fall with this fun activity! Dream up your fall bucket list and turn it into a festive decoration. Kids love removing the sticks as you tick off your bucket list items! Craftaholics Anonymous – Fall Bucket List
#3 – Preserve fall leaves
Save the colors of fall to enjoy year round! Learn how to preserve beautiful fall leaves to use in all kinds of fall decorations. Buggy and Buddy: 3 Ways To Preserve Fall Leaves
#4 – Autumn leaf crafts
After you’ve learned to preserve fall leaves, you can use them in tons of gorgeous autumn crafts the whole family can make! This Girl’s Life Blog: Fall Leaf Crafts
#5 – Make a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!
Everybody loves cookies! These drop cookies are delicious and easy enough for the kids to help out! Yammie’s Noshery: Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
#6 – Hunt for rocks to turn into spooky Jack-o-lanterns
This is like two activities in one! Go on a nature walk to find the perfect rocks to paint, then come home, break out the art supplies, and paint Jack-o-lantern faces on them. Easy! Easy Peasy and Fun: Painted Pumpkin Rock Craft
#7 – Pine cone crafts
While you’re on your nature walk, why not pick up some pine cones too? Pine cones make awesome crafting materials. You can make them into forest animals, Christmas trees, or even roll them in seeds and peanut butter to make bird feeders! Whimsy Love: DIY: Pinecone Owl & Hedgehog
#8 – Paint pumpkins
Come on, nobody likes scooping goop out of a pumpkin! Skip the cutting and scooping and paint your pumpkins instead! Paint faces, scenes, abstract designs, whatever you want! A Girl and a Glue Gun: Painted Pumpkins
#9 – Make caramel apples
Caramel apples are a classic fall treat, and so easy to make! Kids can also decorate their own with candy, nuts, or crushed cookies. Las Vegas Photographer Cindy Larkin: Caramel Apples
#10 – Family movie night!
Build a blanket fort, whip up a yummy fall treat, and snuggle up to enjoy a family-friendly Halloween movie on Netflix or from your own library. If it’s a movie you only watch in the fall, that makes it even more special! The Dating Divas: Kid Friendly Halloween Movies
Do you have any fun traditions you and your family do in fall or other suggestions for free fall activities?