Autumn Bucket List for Families

Have you ever made an autumn bucket list with your family? It’s a great way to list all the things you want to do during autumn and it also holds you accountable. It’s also nice to reflect on the all the fun activities you did at the end of the season. Here are 100 fun ideas to get you started!

  1. Celebrate the autumnal equinox!
  2. Go hiking.
  3. Play in a huge pile of newly raked leaves.
  4. Go to a pumpkin patch.
  5. Make pumpkin bread.
  6. Go to a fall festival.
  7. Go on a leaf nature walk.
  8. Visit an apple orchard.
  9. Make candied apples.
  10. Make apple pie.
  11. Make pumpkin pie.
  12. Roast pumpkin seeds.
  13. Make pumpkin pancakes.
  14. Paint a pumpkin.
  15. Carve a jack-o-lantern.
  16. Drink warm apple cider on a chilly nighttime nature walk.
  17. Have a Halloween party.
  18. Make a scarecrow.
  19. Send a care package to a soldier.
  20. Hold a food drive potluck.
  21. Make applesauce.
  22. Make apple butter.
  23. Go trick or treating.
  24. Make pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
  25. Cuddle up and watch a kid friendly Halloween movie.
  26. Do leaf rubbings.
  27. Go on a hayride.
  28. Draw an autumn themed mural with sidewalk chalk.
  29. Climb a tree.
  30. Make a maze in fallen leaves.
  31. Have a bonfire.
  32. Create a fall wreath.
  33. Make a pinecone turkey craft.
  34. Dress up like a scarecrow and practice scary faces.
  35. Donate your Halloween candy to your local dentist office.
  36. Make candy corn cookies.
  37. Go through a corn maze.
  38. Make and play with fall themed play dough.
  39. Have a fall book read-a-thon at the park.
  40. Create a Thanksgiving leaf garland.
  41. Create a fall centerpiece for the table.
  42. Try out pumpkin printing.
  43. Make autumn leaf coasters.
  44. Go puddle jumping.
  45. Draw with chalk on the wet ground.
  46. Host an indoor picnic.
  47. Make homemade caramel.
  48. Volunteer together as a family.
  49. Play flag football.
  50. Have a family movie night.
  51. Drink apple cider.
  52. Eat apple cider doughnuts.
  53. Do an apple stamping craft.
  54. Go on a playground scavenger hunt.
  55. Make crockpot apple cider.
  56. Make smores in the firepit.
  57. Make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for breakfast.
  58. Bake apple crisps.
  59. Have a fall family photo shoot.
  60. Visit the library and read fall themed books.
  61. Collect pinecones and use them to decorate/craft.
  62. Create a new door wreath with fall flowers and ribbons.
  63. Invite friends over for chili night.
  64. Drive through the countryside and capture breath-taking fall views.
  65. Start a family gratitude journal.
  66. Start a family prayer journal.
  67. Surprise someone you love with a fall-colored mum.
  68. Go star gazing.
  69. Stay up late and watch the harvest moon.
  70. Go on a fall camping trip.
  71. Enjoy a bonfire with friends and family.
  72. Go horseback riding.
  73. Collect leaves.
  74. Have a fall picnic.
  75. Eat candy corn.
  76. Go tailgating.
  77. Collect acorns.
  78. Watch football.
  79. Make a hearty homemade soup.
  80. Make homemade bread.
  81. Decorate for fall.
  82. Pick apples at a pick-your-own farm.
  83. Pick pumpkins at a pick-your-own farm.
  84. Go on a family bike ride.
  85. Get a horn of plenty (a woven horned basket) and fill it with autumn produce such as apples, grapes, pears, potatoes, Indian corn, nuts, and wheat.
  86. Buy roasted chestnuts from a street vendor.
  87. Bake cookies shaped like autumn leaves.
  88. Get a 1000-piece puzzle with an autumn motif to put together on a chilly night.
  89. Get some nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and cloves, and make fall potpourri.
  90. Participate in a costume contest.
  91. Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
  92. Watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
  93. Be the house with the best Halloween candy on the block.
  94. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV.
  95. Set an elegant harvest table of Thanksgiving.
  96. Go around the table and have each person give thanks for at least one blessing they’ve received this year.
  97. Take the wishbone from the turkey and make a wish.
  98. Do a family turkey trot on Thanksgiving.
  99. Spend “Black Friday” making homemade gifts for loved ones.
  100. Go for an early morning walk and watch the sun rise on a cool, crisp day.







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