Family activities solidify healthy family relationships. As you begin to gather your fall family bucket list this season, be sure to add these Family Traditions for Fall.
While your kids are in the home, it is important to create Family Traditions. This can be done with the change of seasons and the change of activities available in one’s area. Family traditions are a set of activities you repeat within a family. Tradition make each family unique as they are experiences that not every family will have. When you combine family traditions, you create your own unique family blueprint.
As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to turn, try some of these fall family activities. They can be done alone, with your immediate family, or you can incorporate a few of these fall ideas with the company of others like at a Friendsgiving Gathering.
Family Traditions for Fall
Enjoy these family traditions, important for creating family memories. As you establish more family memories, what the bond of relationships grow stronger. These fall family traditions are sure to new “notches” in your kids memory bank.
Fall Family Bucket List
One way to look organized to a season is with Family Bucket Lists. Bucket lists allow kids to look forward to unique family activities and keep parents organized for fitting in all the fall activities they can.
Fall Bucket List Ideas:
Collect Leaves to Create Nature Art
Make a Fall Wreath
Rake & Jump in a Pile of Leaves
Visit a Corn Maze
and more Fall Bucket List Ideas
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
For the kids that love to be hands on, pumpkin patches are traditionally set up for guests to walk around and pick up their own pumpkins. They can be found in cities (perhaps in a church parking lot) or in the country, visit a pumpkin farm. If you are able to get a a “real” pumpkin patch, it create a learning environment for your kids to see pumpkins are not always found on the shelf but first begin from growing on a vine.
Go to a Fall Festival
Our favorite fall festival is Cox Farms, year after year. Look for an event that has a corn maze, hayride, burlap slides, petting farms and more. It might be a day trip away from the city, but doing something out of the norm creates the most vivid memories.
Go Apple Picking
One of our favorite things to do is to go apple picking. In late August, September and early October, there’s no better way to take in the beautiful time of year than an afternoon spent in the apple orchard of a little farm, away from the hustle and bustle of the produce aisle in the supermarket. The fall adventure makes for some amazing photos!
Apple Baking Day
Apples certainly make for great healthy snacks all by themselves, however, fall is the time to begin baking. If you find yourself with a surplus of apples, bake as much as you can and consider gifting the extra baked goods to neighbors, teachers, friends and more. Pair your apple recipes with this adorable Thankful for You Gift Tag for fall.
Carve a Pumpkin
Carving a pumpkin is the All-American fall traditions. It is best done at the end of October so the pumpkin does not rot before Halloween. Enjoy over 700+ Free Pumpkin Templates for carving and be sure to follow this Pumpkin Hack to keep your carved pumpkin from getting rotten. You can also go outside the traditional norm of carving and try these no-carve pumpkin ideas.
Play Fall Games
Host a game day. This can be a larger event where you invite friends and family or it can be a family game night where you create the most intimate memories among your immediate family. The best thing about fall game parties, is you can keep the house clean and free of germs choosing to host outside.
Fall Games to Play
Boo Your Neighbors
Get your neighbors involved with a friendly game of boo-ing. Boo your neighbors by going to their front door. Dropping a treat or bag of candy and running just after ringing the doorbell. The goal is to continue to fall tradition until all of the neighborhood is booed. Download Free You’ve Been Booed Printables.
One of the best things to do every fall is a taking a gratitude challenge. This can be done through a nightly dinner conversation in a 30-Day Gratitude Challenge or you can create a Thanksgiving tree. Put a few dry branches in a vase and have everyone add hanging leaves (made from construction paper) with messages of thanks.
Cook with Pumpkin
When the first leave falls, the flavors of pumpkin are everywhere .Teach your kids to enjoy the mixture of cinnamon and squash with pumpkin recipes. You can create your own pumpkin recipes from scratch or bake easy pumpkin recipes with these canned pumpkin recipes -pumpkin recipes form breakfast to dessert and everything in between
In a season of giving thanks, be sure to also give back. Paying it forward is as much a gift for someone else as it is for you. Find a service project you can commit to for the season such as creating fall turkey kits or homeless kits. Volunteering provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Plus, intrinsically, it gives to you just as much as it gives back to someone else!
Decorate for Fall
Pull at your fall decorations or get to the Dollar Tree and buy some new ones. There are many low cost Fall Décor Ideas for decorating the home. Don’t’ forget your child to decorate their little corner of the home, their bedroom.
Have a Bonfire Night
Gather some firewood and get ready to have a bonfire. A family bonfire can take place on an overnight camping trip or in your own backyard. Try different and unique S’mores recipes as well as these campfire cones – your kids will love them and their hands will be free of sticky marshmallows.
Fall Foliage Drive
As the leaves begin to turn, take a Scenic Drive. This can be a day trip or a weekend trip to the mountains. Our family has rented a cabin in a state park and visited caves, had picnics and walked a few trails. Keep in mind the colors of the leaves in the mountains with change a lot faster than most cities. You can keep track of the Fall Foliage Report with Weather.gov.
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