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The Best Fall Family Bucket List Ideas (+ Free Printable Bingo Game!)

The Best Fall Family Bucket List Ideas (+ Free Printable Bingo Game!)

Looking for fall activities to celebrate the season with your family? Our Fall Family Bucket List includes the best ideas to do with your kids this autumn. Use our free printable Bingo game and see how many you can complete!

Ahhh, Fall. It’s a season that’s easy to love, with the crisp air, beautiful colors, and pumpkin spice everything. And for moms like us, it’s jam‐packed with opportunities for family fun. From apple picking and leaf peeping, to hayrides and pumpkin carving, there’s no shortage of activities to make special memories with your kids.

But with so much to do (and so little time!), we’ve complied our Top 25 Fun and Family‐Friendly Ideas that you can use to stay organized, and cross off your bucket list this Fall.

And to up the ante, we’ve partnered with Stonyfield, to create a Fall Bucket List BINGO printable that you can use to get your kids involved and excited about it all. Keeping reading to learn how to get your hands on it (don’t worry, it’s completely free!) and how to play along.

PIN for Fall family fun!

Free Printable — Bucket List Bingo

OK, before we breakdown the bucket list, we want you to have access to our free printable Fall Bucket List Bingo board. To download it, simply enter your email into the box below and we’ll send it straight to your inbox (if it doesn’t arrive right away, check your junk mail):

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Print out a copy and now you’re ready to play.

The idea is simple. With each activity you complete, cross it off your board. If you complete a row or column of 5, you get a BINGO!

But what exactly does getting a BINGO mean?

Well, before you start all your Fall adventures, decide as a family what you want your “Bingo Bonus” to be – this is the “reward” you get once you get a BINGO. We think it’s best to make it family‐oriented and/or Fall‐themed, but that’s up to you.

Some ideas include:

  • Movie night (either at home or at the theatre)
  • Camping night with s’mores (in your backyard or at a camp site)
  • Visiting a haunted house
  • Attending a Fall Festival/Fair
  • Apple Cider party complete with hot cider and apple cider donuts
  • Pumpkin party complete with pumpkin bread and pumpkin painting
  • Fall craft session

Or if you’re feeling super motivated, make the Bingo Bonus for when you complete the entire board!

We’ve been using this with our own families, and it’s been a huge hit with the kids – they’ve never been so excited to “take Fall family photos” or “eat all the fall veggies”! They know they can cross it off our list and move onto the next adventure. A win for everyone!

Fall Family Bucket List Ideas

1.  Escape a Corn Maze: Or so you hope! Have your kids lead the way and see if they can figure it out…they’ll be mighty proud if they do

2.  Visit a Pumpkin Patch: While you’re there, pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving that Jack‐o‐lantern..

3.  Go Apple Picking: Do a taste test of the different apple varieties and have your kids pick their favorite. Then get ready to turn all your apples into yummy creations: think pies, crumbles, crisps, cider, strudel, sauce and more!

4.  Play in the Leaves: Hand out the rakes and see who can make the biggest pile. See if anyone can resist jumping in!

5.  Cuddle by the Fire: If you don’t have a fire, cuddling up in a warm blanket counts too! Read a Fall‐themed book (see #25) and drink Hot Chocolate (#20) while you’re at it and kill 3 birds with 1 stone.

6.  Dress up for Halloween: This one is pretty easy for the kids – you’ll have to decide if mom and dad need to join in in order to cross this one off your list!

7.  Bake a Pie: Whether it’s Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan – grab your aprons and get baking (and eating!).

8.  Eat all the Fall Veggies: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squash – oh my! The Fall veggies are in prime season, so it’s the perfect time for your kids to try them all. Make a slow cooked stew, or simply roast them in the oven.

And don’t forget your littles – it’s important they get their veggies and expand their palette with those Fall flavors too. Serve them some soft veggies to try, but also consider products like Stonyfield YoBaby Veggie yogurts that are made with purple carrots and sweet potatoes, and make a super easy snack or meal. We love YoBaby because they are made with creamy whole milk, contain probiotics, and all their ingredients are Certified Organic – meaning no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs.

9.  Make Leaf Art: Give your kids a plastic bag or bucket and head outside to gather those beautiful Fall leaves. Use them for leaf rubbings, wreaths, garlands or prints – or fill up a big Tupperware container and make a Fall sensory bin!

10.  Go on a Hayride: Head to your local farm and watch your kids’ smiling faces as they get pulled around by a huge tractor. Fun for all ages!

11.  Watch a Football Game: Or better yet, go to the game in person. Hello, tailgating!

12.  Take a Nature Walk: What better way to appreciate Mother Nature then getting outside and taking in all her glorious sights and sounds.

13.  Carve a Pumpkin: Whether you’re turning your pumpkin into something spooky, or something sweet, make sure you don’t do it too early! Try and hold off your kids until about a week before Halloween, otherwise it will start to rot. Alternatively, paint it instead!

14.  Take Fall Family Photos: With all the colors in their full glory, now is the perfect opportunity to get your holiday card photos. Don’t leave it too late or it will get too cold!

15.  Visit the Farmer’s Market: Ask your kids to pick a fruit or vegetable they’ve never tried before to buy and try. They’re much more likely to try it if they’re in control of choosing.

16.  Go on a “Leaf Peeping” Drive: Grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte and hit the road. No need to have a planned route, just head out with intentions of being present and mindful of the changing Fall leaves.

17.  Eat Pumpkin Bread: You choose if you make it from scratch or not!

18.  Make Handprint Turkeys: This classic craft can become a yearly keepsake that will forever immortalize your child’s handprint. Turn them into thank‐you cards or placemats for Thanksgiving.

19.  Donate to the Food Bank: As temperatures drop, food banks need even more donations. So on your next grocery trip, grab a few extra non‐perishable items for your local food bank. It’s a great opportunity to teach your kids about gratitude and giving to those in need.

20.  Drink Hot Chocolate: Fall brings crisp, cool air, so keep warm with a toasty cup of hot chocolate, or apple cider if you prefer!

21.  Roast Pumpkin Seeds: Keep your seeds from your carved pumpkin, and roast them in the oven for a nutritious, crispy snack. Try making a few batches with different flavors like chili or the super kid‐friendly cinnamon‐sugar. Yum!

22.  Learn the History of Thanksgiving: Teach your kids why we celebrate Thanksgiving, and ask them what they’re thankful for (hopefully you make their list!).

23.  Have an “Unplugged” Day: Fall is about slowing down and spending time with your family. Pick a day to “unplug” all devices – TVs, computers, tablets, and yes, even your cell phone, and instead have “old school” fun like playing board games and going for a family hike.

24.  Boo/Ghost Your Neighbors: Get in on the newest trend and let your kids “Boo” or “Ghost” your neighbors. They simply leave a small bag of treats on their door step, ring the doorbell, then run away!

25.  Read a Fall‐Themed Book: Get in the Fall spirit and teach kids about the beauty of the season by reading some fall‐themed books. Some of our favorites include Leaves, The Little Yellow Leaf, Fall Mixed Up and Too Many Pumpkins.

We hope this Fall will be full of family memories for you with both new experiences and old traditions. Enjoy the season!

And don’t forget to download your printable Fall Family Bucket List:

Where should we send your printable Fall Family Bucket List?

You’ll get the link to download instantly.

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Thanks again to our sponsor, Stonyfield, for making their YoBaby yogurts with organic ingredients in delicious flavors, including Veggie!

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    This is so cute! It’s a little for those of us in WNY, as we are now about shin deep in snow but maybe next year!

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