8 Amazing Fun Fall Activities for Whole Family
Fall is a fabulous season. The beautiful colours, the crisp air, pumpkins…I love everything about this season. The whole world turns into a beautiful canvas painted with multiple colours. The trees put on spectacular foliage display. The sun is so perfect and big bright moons grace the autumn sky. The wind is rising and the air gets wild with leaves. I believe it is just the perfect season to try something new, something bold and beautiful. It is a time to start thinking about how you can help your kids get outdoors and take advantage of all that this amazing season has to offer.
Of course, it is hard to say goodbye to summer freedom, but we are equally excited to welcome the “prettiest weather“. And we are already geared up with a pre-preparation to enjoy the glory of great fall. Here I am sharing my favourite family fall activities. They are simple, awesome and not so expensive. You can easily enjoy them with your family.
Making a “fall bucket list”
I think writing out all the thing which we want to accomplish is the easiest way to being closer to get things which we really want. This time, I want to make a “fall bucket list” with a mixed theme “Fun while learn”. As it is the beginning of the new academic year, I want to make sure kids get involved in regular reading and learning and on another side, wonderful weather offers so much to explore outside. So we had to alternate the learning and fun activities in our “fall bucket list” to enjoy the season with maximum fun and optimum learning.
Reading autumn theme books
We just love books. It is such a great time of year to start a new journey. Reading is an essential activity to get a proper knowledge and skills. And read the “fall theme books” are the excellent way to explore the uniqueness of season. We had already picked some fall theme books. Some are funny, some are informational and even some are scary. Some of my favourite “fall theme books” are:
- Why do leave change colour – by Betsy Maestro, an informative book which explains what happens to leave in fall as they change colour.
- Fall leaves fall– by Zoe Hall, talk about all the things that kids can do with fall leaves.
- Too many pumpkins– by Linda white, when a woman buries unwanted pumpkin and then she gets huge bumper crops of pumpkin next year.
Adding a “fall theme décor” to your house
I think adding a few cosy autumnal décors to your house is a perfect way to welcoming the new season. It is the simplest way to bring the warm colours of fall into your home. Changing the home décor with a fall flare will be an exciting and creative activity for kids.
There may be many different ways to decorate your house in a creative and festive way for fall. Pumpkins, pine cones, fall foliage are some of the most easily available items that can be an instant source of inspiration for easy and elegant home décor. Some of my favourite ideas for “fall theme home décor” are:
- Making a “fall wreath” with wood slice and twigs
- Putting beautiful fall leaves (with the twig) in the glass vase to make an elegant decorative piece.
- Make a centrepiece for dining table with pumpkins, leaves and other fall stuff
- Painted pumpkin in the beautiful pattern with acrylic paint
- Add more natural and autumnal colours in home accessories
- Make a wall piece with colourful fall leaves
Going for the nature walk
Nature is a great stress reliever. And during fall nature has an exceptional beauty to explore. Colourful trees, fallen leaves, perfect temperature provide us with a great opportunity to explore the hidden treasure of nature. It is a right time of year to go outside and see what things you can find. It doesn’t have to be a big nature park or reserve, nature is all around us. Small Park, grassland and even your backyard may be a perfect place to explore and enjoy the ethnic beauty of nature.
Plan a fall foliage road trip
Being nature lovers, we cannot wait to get buckle up and get up close and personal with the breathtaking and panoramic view of natural beauty during this season. During this season nature offers picturesque settings to watch and enjoy the colourful phase of photosynthesis. There are various road trip options are available to enjoy the awe-inspiring natural beauty. But make sure do a proper research and pre-parathion before planning your road trip.
We love crafting as a family. Crafting is the easiest way to explore creativity and imagination power in kids. And fall is the perfect season to get creative and crafty. Nature craft supplies are the prettiest and cheapest option for crafting that we can have. And during fall they are in their best form. So with the few fall craft ideas. You can get started in no time. Especially for kids, it is an excellent opportunity to spark their imagination and feel excited about the season.
Some of all favourite fall theme crafts are:
- Leafy animal
- Painted acorn
- Wall decoration with the leafy card
Here is another list of simple craft ideas that requires five supplies or less.
Explore the “fall tradition”
As we are still in an exploratory state here, we are very excited to learn about the way families in our community and beyond celebrate this season. We want to learn more about the festivals and celebrations. And fall is the perfect time to explore the traditions and activities. So, we are ready to enjoy,
- Apple picking in a beautiful orchard
- Pumpkin patches
- Enjoying the haunted hayrides
- Attending a super cool fall festival
- And making delicious doughnuts with apple cider
Pre-preparation for Halloween
Last but not the least if we are talking about fall fun, how we can forget the “Halloween“. Halloween is just few week away and my daughters love everything about Halloween. Spooky rhymes, scary costumes, make-up and masks, and of course Halloween parties. And this year, for avoiding the end moment tension, we had already started a pre-preparation for upcoming Halloween. Searching for a different theme, cheap costume and elegant decoration are making us super excited for celebrating the “Kids favourite festival“.
So, we are well prepared to celebrate the season of harvest and reflection. These were our favourite “fall family activities” to enjoy the fun festivities. What are yours? Please share with us.
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Thank you for these wonderful ideas…my son is a hyperactive child…so it becomes really important for me to engage him in such amazing activities..he will love them for sure..
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Thanks Ritu, I am glad you liked the post.
Fall is a great time to enjoy some awesome family time. I liked the idea of sharing stuff about what fall is to make it informative too.
Fall time and halloween in particular is a wonderful time of the year. The little ones enjoy it the most!
These are some really awesome tips and also damn innovative girl … can’t wait to actually try them out especially changing my home decor to fall theme.
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Thanks Saarah I am glad you liked it.
Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
We love our Halloween here. I live the idea of a fall wreath with twigs and creating centrepieces for dining table.
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you liked the post.
Its the most beautiful season. I love going nature walks and involve in wreath making with my child. Fall wreath idea of making it with wood slice and twigs is awesome.
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Yes nature walk during this season is just awesome. thanks a lot for your visit
what a great activities of falls, i love bucket activity and creative one. I love to use dry leaves and make some greeting card
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Thanks Gurjeet. I am so glad you liked it.
How cute and beautiful these ideas are to spend quality time with family this fall.
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna
Thanks a lot, I am so glad you liked it
Wow I’ve never thought of celebrating a season. I even eat anything and everything all throughout the year. Nothing is according to season.
oh wow these are some awesome ideas.. I keep thinking how to engage my son while is super active and these ideas will definently help me
I think nature has blessed us with various magical things and fall is just one of that. Love the way you expressed the love for this season.
These are some great tips and ideas to spend time together as a family this fall season. I like going for nature walks too.
What a beautiful post. I really want to involve my son in these activities. I think we will go for a nice walk to a park where we can find a lot of trees. I also like to photograph during this weather. Red and orange leaves look so good
These are some really fun activities. I would love my family to do atleast 2 of these this Autumn. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post x
Amazing and beautiful post. Autumn fall season is so innovative idea. Autumn fall is perfect to explore the traditions.
Fall season is so pretty. leaves changing color, touch of coldness in the air, houses decorated with pumpkins..all this sounds very cozy.
I am going to do some diy for my cusions covers.
Hi this such fun.. lots of activities to do as a family
How beautifully you have described fall season. It’s my favorite season too and yes the most favorite festival of my younger one. Greats ways to celebrate and nature walk is one of my favorite.
These activities are really great for kids and for entire family. I love DIY and craft with kids and even playing some indoor games.
Going for a nature walk and making crafts and paintings is something we fo around fall as a family. Thanks for sharing these ideas
Indeed Fall Season, is a bliss to experience. more than craft we love to plan outdoor small trips and gathering with friends and family. Visiting different local markets and buying their handicrafts are my personal favorite things to do. I am really going to miss all these outings with my kids in this fall season.
I love the fall season for all the beautiful colours and the vibe of it. these are some fun actitvites for everyone to enjoy as a family. Great Post, sharing it for everyone.
How engaging and fun this sound. A wonderful way to spend some quality time together as a family away from the screens 🙂 Loved it and saved it too.
I love fall season and this post is very well written with some interesting activities to spend tme with family.
Am I jealous or what!! 🙂 I love fall colours and the falling leaves turn the world into a beautiful rust golden hue. For us in South India..we have only two seasons! Yes..one is Summer, that is now and then more Summer.
Very nice ideas to enjoy fall season with family . In India I don’t think people usually crazy for fall season but in abroad people are excited for fall .and all these ideas are so opt for them .
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lovely article. i liked the idea of reading fall theme based books this month – that will be such a lovely and simple way to celebrate and enjoy this weather.
I absolutely agree to these amazing ways of having fun with the family during Fall. We are anyways home bound due to pandemic so best way to spend some quality time together
Fall is our favorite season, just love how beautiful the surrounding look during this season. But never thought of doing any special fall activities with family. This does sounds like an interesting way to have fun & bond with family members.
I really love fall season and it’s only too bad that India doesn’t have a proper fall! I moved to Kazakhstan last year and it is lovely to see the blazing beauty of fall colors.
These are some very novel and amazing ideas for fall season. Anyways the fall is the most beautiful season among all seasons.. the leaves get those brilliant colours as if all decked up for christmas just before snow.
I love the winter. Each year, we celebrate Halloween and Christmas with much fanfare. This fall I will have a few more ideas to celebrate with my family. Thanks for sharing
I never tried this activity and recently my son is fond of painting and sure he will enjoy these activities
I would love to go on a fall foligae road trip, cant image how beautiful it would look. I frankly didnt know about the fall tradition, those sound a ton of fun for the entire family.