Happy Fall Y’all!
It’s finally Fall and I am loving it! This is absolutely my favorite time of year. Pumpkin patches, cooler weather, infinity scarves, seasonal coffee flavors, preparing for the holidays and spending quality time with my family really fires me up! Oh and baking (and eating) yummy goodies feeds by southern girl soul!
This year my family and I have wasted no time conquering our fall must-do’s. Fall enthusiasts, want ideas on how to enjoy fall as a family? Keep reading to find out how my family celebrates this beautiful season and download our FREE Fall Bucket List for over 25 different ideas!
These are some funs ways to enjoy Fall as a family:
1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
This is probably one of our favorite fall activities. My daughter has been asking to visit the pumpkin patch since April! She LOVES it! So we were there the first day it opened for the season. The kids have so much fun picking out their own pumpkins. Momma loves the awesome photos ops too!
Many pumpkin patches also have some cool activities available as well, so this is always a great, budget friendly family outing. Many local churches host pumpkin patches during the fall. This is also an awesome way to support local ministries- win-win!
2. Decorate or Carve Pumpkins
Here is another simple but fun activity that is also easy on the budget. You could use cookie cutters to “carve” cool shapes for the little ones or have them assist you with carving a pumpkin. We typically paint the pumpkins we purchased from the pumpkin patch. Sometimes I even draw a design onto the pumpkin with a sharpie and let kids decorate them however they choose.
3. Make Leaf Art
If you want to keep your little ones busy, let them do a themed art project! Trust me, this is a huge hit in our house and a prefect way to celebrate different seasons/holidays. To make simple leaf art, collect leaves of various shapes and sizes and let your kids create beautiful masterpieces!
They can create leaf prints by painting the leaves, pressing the painted leaves on construction paper, and removing the leaves to reveal the awesome print. Leaf rubbings are also a great option. Simply place a leaf under a thin piece of paper and rub a crayon or pastels over the leaf. Pasting leaves onto paper is another option for younger kids.
4. Visit a Crop Maze
Crop mazes are so much fun! And getting lost in them makes it even more exciting! Navigating your way through a corn maze together is such a terrific family bonding experience. The crop maze in our area is on our bucket list every year!
5. Play in a Corn Crib
If you ever get the opportunity to do this, please do! Our local crop maze has a couple of corn cribs that they fill with corn kernels and toys and all the kids absolutely LOVE it! An alternative to a corn crib, could be creating a fall sensory bin filled with corn kernels, cups, scooping tools, and other themed items.
6. Pull Out Those Matching Scarves & Enjoy the Outdoors
Spending time together and just enjoying nature is such a refreshing fall activity…jump in a pile of leaves, go on a nature walk, collect leaves and other items for artwork.
My kids love going on family walks, especially when the weather is a little cooler (all my Florida peeps can relate to this). And this Florida girl loves any excuse for me and my mini me to wear matching scarves because we rarely get the opportunity.
7. Make Memories
Whatever you decide to do with your family this fall season, just be intentional about it and make awesome memories! Because that is what it is all about. Spend time doing what matters most to you and your loved ones!
For me, that is what fall truly symbolizes…family and thanksgiving! While I love me some sweet potato pie and all these festive activities, enjoying them with my family, making memories, and practicing gratitude is what really warms my heart!
I have shared with you 7 family-focused ways to enjoy fall. For a complete Bucket List of over 25 things to do this fall, click here for your free download!
Do you have some awesome ways that your family celebrates the fall season? I would love to hear from you. Comment below!
Until Next Time,
Hugs, Kisses, & High Fives,