150 Best Fall Bucket List Ideas for Kids & Adults (2024 Printables)

Free Printable Fall Bucket List Ideas

As the weather cools, you may be thinking..”what are fun fall activities?

Fall bucket list for kids is the answer!

But remember, we take care of moms here too. So, if you’re tired of all the family activities, skip right on to the bucket list 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

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Our Top Favorite: Carving Pumpkins

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

Check out my low-cost ebook for more!

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

Monster Mash anyone?

8. Get organized for back to school & Fall activities

Grab the back to school checklist >>

9. Create a haunted house out of recycling

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

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13. Read fun Halloween books

Room on the Broom and Ten Timid Ghosts have been our favorites for years! Find more good books for Halloween >>

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

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This is another kid favorite!

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

See some here. (again see the ebook for more!)

Also, check out Would You Rather: Thanksgiving Edition.

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

free gratitude scavenger hunt list pdf printable for Thanksgiving

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

See cool family night game ideas here >>

23. Do a fall puzzle together

24. Set up a fall living room campout

25. Play a fun word game

On cloudy or glum days, try this fall this or that question game.

Related: Would You Rather game with questions (or Kids & Teens Never Have I Ever!)

26. Enjoy a Harry Potter Movie or Book Marathon

After watching or reading, play Harry Potter Trivia!

27. Celebrate the Day of the Dead Holiday on November 1st

28. Have a football watching party

Related: NFL Trivia Questions

29. Bake festive treats for friends

30. Craft with leaves

31. Play Halloween or Fall Trivia

Trivia is a great indoor activity. Check out Halloween Trivia Questions & Answers and Fall Trivia Quiz.

32. Read Books about Fall

Cozy up and read great fall picture and chapter books for kids and teens.

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Fall Bucket List: Outside (at Home)

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Our Top Favorite: Jumping in the leaves!

As the crisp air returns, it’s one of the best times of year to be out in nature. So, let’s take advantage!

33. Take a full moon walk

Tell spooky stories for added effect!

34. Gather around the firepit

35. Rake and jump in leaf piles

36. Go on a fall scavenger hunt walk

Grab our free printable nature scavenger hunt.

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37. Collect pinecones and acorns

38. Campout in the backyard

39. Make an obstacle course in the leaves

40. Bob for apples

41. Make fall leaf rubbings

42. Go for a fall walk

We love to count the pumpkins in our neighborhood.

43. Get out the blankets and go stargazing

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44. Go on a beautiful fall picnic

Check out these picnic date ideas for family.

45. Do a family bike ride to see the leaves and pumpkins

46. Play a family touch football game in your backyard

47. See how many beautiful fall leaves you can collect

48. Make a scarecrow

49. Tell ghost stories by the campfire

Related: Best Thanksgiving Day Trivia

Tasty Fall Foods

These food are sure to transform your kitchen into an oasis of spices and mouthwatering goodness.

tasty fall foods; chicken noodle soup
Our Favorite Pick: Soup Night! (Grab the recipe below)

50. Make apple cider slushies

51. Drink warm apple cider with friends

52. Make and eat caramel apples

53. Try making a pumpkin pie

54. Bake fall cookies

55. Host a chili cook-off

56. Host an apple pie bake-off

57. Have friends or family over for a soup night

We love this quick and easy chicken noodle soup.

58. Eat a cider donut

59. Make s’mores

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60. Make festive popcorn balls

Try adding in some Halloween-colored M&M’s.

61. Make pumpkin bread

We love to add chocolate chips to our pumpkin bread!

62. Try a fruit crisp or cobbler

63. Roast pumpkin seeds

We love trying out new recipes every year.

64. Make homemade applesauce

65. Make something new with apples or pears

apple butter, apple chips, etc.

66. Make a fall meal using only seasonal foods

Produce like butternut squash and a hearty stew sound good.

67. Try a new bread recipe in the breadmaker

68. Celebrate Pumpkin Spice Day on October 1st

Or check out these other fall food holidays

Fall Bucket List for Kids: Out

boys in sunflower field; Fall bucket list 2023, ideas for going places
Our Top Favorite: Visit a sunflower field

Enjoy these events if they are nearby. Many of these ideas work great with friends too!

69. Go to a fall festival

70. Check out a new park

71. 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.

72. Enjoy a hayride

73. Hit up a drive-through movie theater

(now that showtimes are earlier)

74. Walk through a corn maze

75. Visit the zoo

You’ll see more animals out during the cooler weather days.

76. Donate to a food bank

Or do another charity kids can be involved in

77. Attend an outdoor sporting event

78. Go to an amusement park

79. Visit a nature center

80. Buy fresh fall produce at the Farmer’s Market

81. Go on a weekend road trip

Ask these fun road trip trivia questions while on it.

82. Trick-or-treat

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83. Pick apples

84. Visit a state or national park

85. Walk through an old cemetery

86. Visit a haunted house

87. Try fishing in a new spot

88. Go camping

It’s the best time of year to go! See this great kids camping supplies list or packing printable for kids.

89. Go to a pumpkin patch and find your perfect pumpkin

90. Visit an aquarium

91. Play mini golf

92. Go to a library you’ve never been to before

93. Try a new restaurant

94. Visit an animal petting zoo

95. Volunteer as a family

96. Rent a cabin in a beautiful spot

97. Go on a gorgeous family hike

98. Go line or square dancing

99. Visit a sunflower field

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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

Hiking trail; Cute fall bucket list for moms and adults in 2023
My Top Favorite: My husband and I go hiking on new scenic trails every fall.

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

Make a cozy self care kit for fall and winter

3. Unplug from your devices

Do a short digital or social media detox

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

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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

white flannel sheets

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.

Find an awesome 30-day challenge. Or try other gratitude practices.

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

Check out these amazing habits.

19. Prepare your wardrobe for winter

Buy a pair of cozy socks or a new warm blanket

20. Brush up on your cooking skills

Try a new healthy fall recipe. Soup and stews are perfect!

21. Visit an adult haunted house

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22. Buy or make a fragrant fall candle

Here’s a great new candle.

23. Make a fun fall cocktail.

Try one of these drinks HERE.

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

Try a weekly self care checklist

30. Volunteer

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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!

49. Plan a scenic weekend getaway with just your partner.

50. Buy or plant some fall flowers

51. Connect with your partner with a questions

Try would you rather for couples and how well do you know me questions.

Helpful Link:

Download the full list printable for adults HERE –

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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

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1. 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.

2. Get Organized

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:

3. 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.

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To Consider With Your Cute Fall Bucket List

The year has 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.

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