Celebrate the coming of autumn with this fun family fall bucket list. Be reminded of classic fall activities, and discover some new traditions to try as well!
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Confession: I don’t really like winter. I grew up in California where a white Christmas means it’s foggy, and “cold” means you have to wear a sweatshirt. When I moved to Utah for college 14 years ago, I had no idea that I would be settling here long-term.
But I do still live here so many years later, and I’ve come to love so many things about beautiful Utah. I still don’t love the snow, but I’m starting to fall in love with fall.
The past several years, in an attempt to embrace the coming cooler weather, I’ve made a bucket list of fun family activities to do in autumn. I figured that rather than moan about the inevitability of winter, I would focus on the beauty of fall.
Fall in Utah really is gorgeous. As the evenings get crisp, and the leaves on the trees turn vibrant hues of gold and red, I pull out the hot cider and snuggle up with a good book.
It’s been so fun to start new traditions and introduce my kids to some of my favorite fall activities from my own childhood.Since today is the first official day of fall, I thought I’d share that list with you. It’s scary-free (I don’t do haunted stuff of any kind…I’m the kind of girl who still gets nightmares far too easily), so it’s perfect for even the littlest of your family members. My boys have loved being a part of these traditions in the past, and I can’t wait to make more fun memories this year.
I’ve included links to some of my favorite recipes and resources to use this time of year. Enjoy!
- Make apple cider
- Make homemade rootbeer
- Bake pumpkin pull apart bread
- Make soup and eat it in bread bowls
- Go apple picking
- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Conquer a corn maze
- Jump in leaves
- Hike in the changing fall colors
- Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Dress up for Halloween
- Go trick-or-treating
- Make art from leaves
- Carve or decorate pumpkins
- Make a gratitude wreath or tree
- Bake a pie (best no-fail pie crust ever here)
- Donate to a food bank
- Go to a fall festival
- Go for a wagon ride/hay ride
- decorate the front door (monster style)
- Make a blanket fort and read
- Do random acts of kindness (get your free printable BINGO challenge)
Here’s a PRINTABLE VERSION if you want to check things off as you go!
Okay, your turn. What are your favorite fall traditions?