Free Printable Fall Bucket List Ideas
The summer bucket list was a HUGE hit around here. And now, as the weather cools, you may be thinking..”what are some fun fall activities?” So, first, we’ve got a complete fall bucket list for kids!
But remember, we take care of moms here too. So, if you’re tired of all the family activities, skip right on down and check out the bucket list JUST FOR MOMS. It has everything you need to take care of your mental health this fall and enjoy the festive season.
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With that, this article contains:
- The ultimate fall bucket list for kids at home, outside, with delicious treats, and going places. (FREE PRINTABLE)
- Magnificent fall bucket list ideas for adults (FREE PRINTABLE)
- Additional tips for less stress and more fun this fall
Now, let’s dig in!
Fall Bucket List for Kids: at Home
First, these activities are all from the coziness of your own home!
1. Take a fall family photo and have it framed
2. Do the Home Depot crafts
They often have FREE delightful and seasonal crafts for the kids.
3. Decorate your home for fall
And make a whole evening out of it.
4. Paint a pumpkin
5. Get started on your at-home family Halloween traditions
6. Prepare your living room and have a “scary movie” day
(complete with fort if needed)
7. Make a spooky playlist to play in October
8. Get organized for back to school & Fall activities
9. Create a haunted house out of recycling and whatever you have laying around
10. Carve a pumpkin
11. Paint pumpkins
Trade in traditional carving for a fun craft and painting session with your pumpkins.
12. Have your own family costume party and vote on the winners
13. Read fun Halloween books
14. Do a gratitude challenge with your family
See a gratitude challenge here for ideas.
15. Try a Halloween scavenger hunt
See several free Halloween scavenger hunt printables that kids will love.
16. Delight the neighbors
Use this free “Boo” the neighbors printable
17. Make your own Halloween costume
If you’ve got the crafter’s itch, scratch it with something creative!
18. Engage in fun Thanksgiving activities
19. Make a Thankful Tree
This can be using scraps of paper, fake leaves, or just writing on a piece of paper. And find more family gratitude activities like this here.
20. Try a thankful scavenger hunt
See this unique Thanksgiving scavenger hunt that highlights what you’re grateful for. It’s great for taking sweet photos too!
21. Decorate a fall wreath
22. Learn a new board game
23. Do a fall puzzle together
24. Set up a fall living room campout
25. Play a fun word game
26. Enjoy a Harry Potter Movie or Book Marathon
27. Celebrate the Day of the Dead Holiday on November 1st
28. Have a football watching party
29. Bake festive treats for friends
30. Craft with leaves
Fall Bucket List: Outside (at Home)
As the crisp air returns, it’s one of the best times of year to be out in nature. So, let’s take advantage!
31. Take a full moon walk
Tell spooky stories for added effect!
32. Gather around the firepit
33. Rake and jump in leaf piles
34. Go on a fall scavenger hunt walk
Find a free fall scavenger nature walk printable here.
35. Collect pinecones and acorns
36. Campout in the backyard
37. Make an obstacle course in the leaves
38. Bob for apples
39. Make fall leaf rubbings
40. Go for a fall walk
We love to count the pumpkins in our neighborhood.
41. Get out the blankets and go stargazing
42. Go on a beautiful fall picnic
43. Do a family bike ride to see the leaves and pumpkins
45. Play a family touch football game in your backyard
46. See how many beautiful fall leaves you can collect
47. Make a scarecrow
48. Tell ghost stories by the campfire
Tasty Fall Foods
These food are sure to transform your kitchen into an oasis of spices and mouthwatering goodness.
49. Make apple cider slushies
50. Drink warm apple cider with friends
51. Make and eat caramel apples
52. Try making a pumpkin pie
53. Bake fall cookies
54. Host a chili cook-off
55. Host an apple pie bake-off
56. Have friends or family over for a soup night
57. Eat a cider donut
58. Make s’mores
59. Make pumpkin bread
60. Try a fruit crisp or cobbler
61. Roast pumpkin seeds
62. Make homemade applesauce
63. Make something new with apples or pears
apple butter, apple chips, etc.
64. Make a fall meal using only seasonal foods
Produce like butternut squash and a hearty stew sound good.
65. Celebrate Pumpkin Spice Day on October 1st
Or check out these other fall food holidays
Fall Bucket List for Kids: Out
If you live in a place where these events/places are open and you feel safe, then enjoy them! Many of these ideas work great with friends too!
66. Go to a fall festival
67. Check out a new park
68. Go to a nearby lake and rent a boat for the day
You’ll get to see the beautiful fall foliage from a better angle.
69. Enjoy a hayride
70. Hit up a drive-through movie theater
(now that showtimes are earlier)
71. Walk through a corn maze
72. Visit the zoo
You’ll see more animals out during the cooler weather days.
73. Donate to a food bank
Or do another charity kids can be involved in
74. Attend an outdoor sporting event
75. Go to an amusement park
76. Visit a nature center
77. Buy fresh fall produce at the Farmer’s Market
78. Go on a weekend road trip
80. Pick apples
81. Visit a state or national park
82. Walk through an old cemetery
83. Visit a haunted house
84. Try fishing in a new spot
85. Go camping
86. Go to a pumpkin patch and find your perfect pumpkin
87. Visit an aquarium
88. Play mini golf
89. Go to a library you’ve never been to before
90. Try a new restaurant
91. Visit an animal petting zoo
92. Volunteer as a family
93. Rent a cabin in a beautiful spot
94. Go on a gorgeous family hike
95. Go line or square dancing
Download the Free Printable Fall Bucket List HERE –
Want more printables like this? Get access to tons of awesome goodies below!
Fall Bucket List for Adults
This is the best part, making sure that mamas everywhere have a great fall season. So, here’s to you, and your special fall list!
1. Add one comfy sweater or fun outfit to your wardrobe
2. Take care of yourself
3. Unplug from your devices
4. Give yourself (or get) a fall pedicure
5. Bring coffee to a friend
6. Host a murder mystery party
7. Take photos of the changing leaves (just for you)
8. Go on a solo bike ride once the leaves have changed
9. Bring out the blankets and rugs
Prepare your home for a cozy winter ahead
10. Inspire yourself
Put up a few gratitude quotes around your home.
11. Clean out your ________ (closet, basement, garage…)
Then, donate it or have a garage sale before the weather turns
12. Change your sheets
Grab warm flannel or fleece.
13. Watch a fall sunrise or sunset
14. Do your own gratitude challenge in a journal or on social media.
15. Go wine tasting
Or tour a winery and enjoy the fall colors outside.
16. Go on a fun outing with your partner
Plan a fall date. Try a romantic picnic!
17. Run a fall-themed 5K or 10K
18. Start on a new intentional habit
19. Prepare your wardrobe for winter
20. Brush up on your cooking skills
Try a new healthy fall recipe. Soup and stews are perfect!
21. Visit an adult haunted house
22. Buy or make a fragrant fall candle
Here’s a great new candle.
23. Make a fun fall cocktail.
24. Cozy up with a great book
Here’s an inspiring book list written just for women. Stock up for the coming cold weather, and make yourself a cozy reading nook too.
25. Bake a pumpkin or pecan pie from scratch.
Then, enjoy the deliciousness with a friend!
26. Decorate the front porch
27. Try something new
Get out of your comfort zone, at least once
28. Hike a new trail
29. Kickstart your routine
31. Go camping
32. Write someone a thank you note
33. Host a fall potluck or Pinterest recipe party
35. Take a long weekend off of work and household tasks
36. Start a new thankfulness practice
Try Thankful Thursdays or write three good things in your journal before you fall asleep at night.
37. Declutter your home to get ready for winter
38. Tailgate at a local football game
39. Host a Friendsgiving dinner
Make it a potluck to cut down on the work.
40. Spend a day antiquing
41. Learn to knit
And if you already know how, make a scarf that’s perfect for the coming winter.
42. Try a fall-flavored beer
43. Make mulled wine
44. Stay at a bed and breakfast with your partner
45. Have a wine and cheese night on a crisp fall evening
46. Visit a fall harvest or craft festival
47. Go on a hot air balloon ride
It’s arguably the most beautiful time of year to do this!
48. Buy yourself a pumpkin spice latte – at least once!
Download the full list printable for adults HERE –
Related Post: The Complete Adult Bucket List of Examples
Now, read on for how to make this an amazing fall season!
3 Tips for a Marvelously Fun Fall
Prioritize Your Activities
Uh, yeah. These are A LOT of things to do in the fall.
But, don’t let that overwhelm you! They’re not all meant for you. We all have different preferences and ideas of what is fun and meaningful. So, pick and choose the activities that fit well with your life, and make sure you do those.
The rest are for if you have time or want some extra spice in your life.
I LOVE fall. But, at first, it hits me like a freight train. School, work, schedules, OH MY!
Fortunately, there are organizational tools here to get us in the new mode of structure and activity.
Check out these FREE printables:
- How to Use a Block Schedule for Better Productivity
- The Free Weekly Meal Plan Printable
- The Blank Weekly Planner Printable (use it for fitness, diet, homeschool, anything)
- Free Weekly Chore Chart Template for Kids
Prepare for Being Inside
And finally, let’s prepare for how to take care of ourselves if we’re sick or stuck inside. Start with your self care kit, then be sure to update your medicine cabinets or make a sick kit to prepare you for flu season.
Next, if you’re feeling ambitious, put together a few family items that will keep you busy if you’re quarantining. Try puzzles, kids crafts, books, and new movies. -This Rainy Day To Do List is helpful too!
Tuck these kits all away for later, and you’ll find that when you need them, they’ll save your sanity.
Something to Consider With Your Cute Fall Bucket List
2022 has had its ups and downs, but with these ideas and steps to reduce stress, you will have the time of your life – and give that fun to your family.
Now, what did I forget? What are the top 3 things on your fall bucket list?
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