Creating a Fall Fun List

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We started off the weekend with our local high school’s homecoming football game. Then Saturday, our youngest woke up not feeling well so we ended up having a quieter day at home. It was just what we all needed. Yesterday,  we took a trip to the apple and pumpkin farm. I’m so glad we got started on on our fall fun list especially since it was the first OFFICIAL day of fall! Today I wanted to share our fall bucket list! I’m hoping that by sharing our fall fun list, it’ll help us stay on track with accomplishing all of our fall plans. More importantly though, I am sharing this list to hopefully spark some ideas for your own family fall bucket list!

Creating Your Own Fall Fun List

As I have mentioned in the past (read more here), our family thrives on traditions big and small. So, it is only fitting that we have annual fall traditions.

First, before I get to our family’s list, I wanted to share some thoughts on I have creating a seasonal bucket list. Every family is at different stages and ages, so it is important to recognize what your own family is capable of doing!

  Creating a Realistic Family Fall Bucket List #familytraditions #fall #kidfriendlyFall 2014

what to do with kids in the fall #familyfriendly #ineexpensive #pumpkinfarm Fall 2016 

Families of littles certainly have limitations between nap schedules and developmentally what little ones are able and willing to do! Then, families with bigger kids are limited often by their kids’ busy sports and activities schedules, but also what their kids are WILLING to do too.  It is no fun to continue doing a tradition for the sake of traditions that no one enjoys anymore…

 Fall 2016

 

I have come to realize that it is okay to let some traditions go. But I’m also happy to realize that we can add new traditions now that the kids are getting older.

When we created our list, I first asked what the kids wanted to do this fall. Then, I also took a look at our calendar to see what we were realistically able to do based on our already scheduled commitments. There is no point in setting unrealistic expectations with a HUGE list that your family can not accomplish! 

Things to do in the fall with kids #family #fall #inexpensive 2015

I’ve already got tentative times when we can accomplish many of these things, but it is also nice to leave some room for spontaneous fall fun!

Fall Activities for Families #fallbucketlist #familyfriendly #fun

In addition to these fall specific activities, we have a few other family events planned. In a few weeks, we are taking a trip to Niagara Falls for the kids’ fall break. Plus, we are hoping to get to visit our alma mater, Indiana University, with the kids later in the fall.

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Annual family traditions always make me a bit sentimental and nostalgic for year’s past. It is hard not to be sad remembering our kids as very little babies visiting the pumpkin patch. However, there is certainly something to be said for having bigger, more independent kids that can easily spend an afternoon hiking in the woods or stay up late with us to watch Halloween movies.

Creating a Family Fall Bucket List that makes sense for your family #fallbucketlist #familyactivities #fallfunFall 2018

What fall traditions do you have with your family?

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9 Comments

  1. September 24, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I’m sure it is a bit sad to let some traditions go, but it’s great when you can then make new ones because the kids are older, etc. I love seasonal bucket lists and I hope you are able to cross off all of your items. Fall is my favorite season so there are lots of things I hope to do and I do have tentative plans for some, which helps.

    -Lauren

  2. September 24, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Great list. There’s so many fun things to do in the Fall.

  3. Kimberly
    September 24, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I love your ideas! Most of them are on my list as well and I hope to cross them all off!

  4. September 24, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    These activities look like a great way to live in season, and make Fall a memorable event for the whole family! These are amazing memories that you are building.

  5. September 25, 2018 / 12:49 am

    I love your list. Fall is my favorite time of the year. There is so much to do and see during this time. And it’s the perfect season to make memories with family.

  6. September 25, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I love your thoughts about adapting traditions as children get older! We have all of these things on our bucket list too! We’re also excited to deliver fall treats to friends and make costumes.

  7. Jessica Moore
    September 25, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I might need to add baking pumpkin seeds to our list!!

  8. September 26, 2018 / 8:52 am

    We have a lot of fall traditions that I hope the kids aren’t ready to skip this year!

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