45 Things to do This Fall

    Each season I try to brainstorm some ideas of how we can make the most of that season.  Our list typically includes some family favorites but I always try to incorporate new things too.  Thinking of things to do this fall I thought I'd start making a list and see how many we can accomplish before the crisp fall air gives way to blustery snowstorms.

Here are some fun family ideas for celebrating fall:

  1. Pick Apples
  2. Go on a Hay Ride
  3. Find our way through a corn maze
  4. Rake leaves and jump in the piles
  5. Go hiking
  6. Roast Pumpkin Seeds
  7. Press leaves
  8. Bob for apples
  9. Make leaf rubbings
  10. Drink hot cocoa while watching the sunrise or sunset
  11. Go on a drive to see the leaves the changing colors
  12. Enjoy a fire outside 
  13. Make candy apples
  14. Make cider donuts
  15. Check out a fall festival
  16. Play football or field hockey as a family
  17. Make apple pies, crisp or cider
  18. Tell ghost stories
  19. Carve pumpkins
  20. Go to Salem, Massachusetts and check out some of the witch trial museums
  21. Go to Plymouth Plantation
  22. Make a blanket fort and read fun seasonal books together
  23. Make a Scarecrow
  24. Have a family game night in front of a roaring fire
  25. Have a carpet picnic one night
  26. Make pumpkin bread or pumpkin cinnamon buns  
  27. Host or go to a Halloween party
  28. Go on a scavenger hunt
  29. Watch a spooky movie with some popcorn
  30. Volunteer at the local food bank and make some extra food donations
  31. Plant some acorn seeds
  32. Make some "thankful" garland.  Write what you're thankful for on strips of autumn shaded paper and make a paper chain to decorate the house.
  33. Zoo Boo days trip
  34. Go on a family bike ride
  35. Walk through a Jack- O- Lantern spectacular
  36. Go to the Pequot Museum
  37. Visit a lumber mill
  38. Gaze at the stars
  39. Make apple prints
  40. Take a field trip to a farm
  41. Visit Pumpkintown
  42. Take a train ride up north
  43. Read the Headless Horseman and watch the animated movie
  44. Eat Mummy hot dogs and go trick or treating
  45. Decorate the windows with a collage like this one
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  1. Yay fellow fall-lover!! Such great ideas! Many are my traditions too- but definitely some new ones to add. Thanks!

    1. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall! If I could find somewhere it was fall all year I'd move in a heartbeat. :)

  2. Great ideas. We partake in quite a few of those. In Ohio we also have Renaissance Festival in the fall :0)

    1. Oh yes, we have one of those too and it was great fun!

  3. What a delicious list of autumn activities! A must tweet. :)

  4. Hi, really great ideas. Your post was the most clicked on the Literacy Musing Monday's linkup. I will feature it on Sunday, Sept. 11. The post goes live at 6 pm.

  5. Fun list of great fall activities. Featuring at Mom-to-Mom Mondays. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Such a great list!!

  7. Great suggestions! I have been hankering for some apple cider donuts from a farm up by where we used to live. So. Freakin'. Good! #fabfridaypost

    1. Oh I love apple cider donuts! We tend to buy a couple each time we pick apples.

  8. These are awesome list. I am so pinning this! Thanks for the ideas and sharing it with us on #FabFridayPost


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