My number one goal for my favorite season is to have an intentional Fall. I know that with our lives are busy. I know that if we don’t create a list of bucket list ideas, then we won’t be intentional. We will miss the amazing things that only happen in the Fall.
What were some of your favorite Fall activities when you were a child? We always visited Huber’s Farm in Starlight, Indiana. If we didn’t go as a family, I went on a field trip with our elementary school. Sometimes we would go to the store and buy pumpkins to carve or paint. I loved seeing the bright oranges and reds of the leaves as they changed colors.
While we’ve always talked about doing all the fun Fall things each year, they don’t always happen. This 100 Bucket List ideas for an intentional Fall is my attempt at being more organized and following through with our wishes. I want to make memories this Fall with my kids. I don’t want the days to pass us by because we’re busy. I will also be using this list to make my house smell like Fall.
100 Fall Bucket List Ideas
1. Take a drive to see the leaves changing colors.
2. Pick apples.
3. Collect fallen leaves and create something fun with the kids.
4. Make a Fall wreath.
5. Learn how to knit and create a scarf for Fall.
6. Bake an apple pie.
7. Attend a Fall Festival.
8. Pick a pumpkin from a local pumpkin patch.
9. Learn how to make candles and enjoy the warm glow.
10. Bake Pumpkin Bread.
11. Get lost in a corn maze.
12. Attend a football. Bonus points for tailgating.
13. Roast marshmallows and eat smores.
14. Sit around a bonfire with friends.
15. Hike in a National Park.
16. Bake a pie from scratch and share with your neighbors.
17. Sip warm apple cider.
18. Camp out in the living room and watch classic movies.
19. Carve pumpkins.
20. Attend a cooking class.
21. Send one note to friends and family every day in November to let them know how thankful you are for them.
22. Visit a Farmer’s Market.
23. Cuddle up under a cozy blanket and start tackling your book list.
24. Go on a hayride.
25. Toast pumpkin seeds.
26. Simmer this recipe on your stove.
27. Use an old sweater as a crafting supply. Make a throw pillow, a lampshade cover, whatever you want to make. (PLEASE come back and share the link in the comments!)
28. Host a Fall Canning Party.
29. Open all the windows and let the cool, crisp air refresh your space.
30. Find a Drive-in Movie.
31. Rake leaves, or have your kids rake leaves. It’s a rite of passage.
32. Plant your Fall garden.
33. Get a 1000-piece puzzle with a Fall theme to put together on a chilly night.
34. Try a new soup recipe.
35. Get outside and go for a walk or run.
36. Wear your boots.
37. Clean out your closet. Get rid of the Summer clothes that didn’t fit and you never wore, also check for holes.
38. Run a 5k with your family.
39. Attend a baseball game.
40. Make a pumpkin spice latte at home.
41. Visit a local farm.
42. Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
43. Eat a cider donut.
44. Make a pinecone bird feeder with your kids.
45. Take family pictures for your Christmas Card.
46. Go camping.
47. Mix up a batch of hot chocolate and make extra for your neighbors.
48. Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.
49. Host a Chili Cook-Off with friends and neighbors.
50. Plan a family Halloween costume.
51. Buy a new scarf.
52. Splash in a puddle.
53. Create a Thankful Journal to record everything you’re thankful for, or use Chatbooks and add pictures.
54. Break out the cozy blankets.
55. Make caramel apples.
56. Go star gazing.
57. Bake cookies and eat them warm from the oven.
58. Decorate for Fall.
59. Make a fleece blanket.
60. Plan your Thanksgiving Menu and table.
61. Make gluten-free apple cider playdough.
62. Enjoy a sunset.
63. Fly a kite.
64. Go for a bike ride.
65. Enjoy a sunrise.
66. Buy a new mug for Fall.
67. Make candy corn footprints with your children.
68. Roast a pumpkin and make pumpkin pie.
69. Cook beef and potato pot pie.
70. Wear a cozy sweater.
71. Take a scenic drive to a new place.
72. Replace batteries in your smoke detectors.
73. Crunch through leaves.
74. Make a list of Christmas treats to make and share. Start testing recipes.
75. Paint acorns.
77. Make a cornhusk doll.
78. Use apple halves and fabric paint to create a fun and easy tote or wall art.
79. Donate to a local food bank.
80. Set your clocks back.
81. Paint egg carton jack-o-lanterns.
82. Play Hide-and-Seek with glow sticks.
83. Build a blanket and pillow fort on a cold or rainy day.
84. Bake Apple Chips.
85. Make turkey handprints.
86. Create this delicious pumpkin pie alternative.
87. Pack a picnic to eat at a local park and watch the ducks.
88. Plant a windowsill garden.
89. Bake leaf-shaped sugar cookies and decorate them.
90. Make leaf rubbings with fallen leaves, paper, and crayons.
91. Have a family game night.
92. Make applesauce at home.
93. Make a Fall leaf garland.
94. Create a Fall leaf labyrinth.
95. Make Yarn Apples with your kids.
96. Play a pine cone toss game.
97. Create turkey’s out of candy!
98. Make a Haunted Mansion wreath for your front door.
99. Pop popcorn on the cob.
100. Grab a copy of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and read it with a flashlight.
What are some ways you will be intentional with your time this Fall?