Making memories this fall does not have to cost a mortgage. Download this Fall Bucket List for toddlers and preschoolers (it’s free!) for simple and budge-friendly ideas that are full of fall magic.
What’s on your fall bucket list?
There can be so much pressure to make fall memories, especially expensive or elaborate ones like pumpkin patches and hayrides. Social media is full of picture perfect moments, but frankly, those moments add up.
Not to mention these fall memory moments often take a lot of pre-planning.
And kids don’t always cooperate even when you spend money and put in a lot of effort.
My solution: Years ago, I made a fall bucket list for my family of cheap, easy, and spur-of-the-moment ideas that fit into our lifestyle a little better.
You can have that bucket list for free.
It’s a FREE download.
No, seriously – you don’t even need to give me your email address. Enjoy this PDF and stick on your fridge.
Then, when you find yourself stuck this fall or in need of an idea for what to do that day – have a peak and hopefully it’ll help.
These aren’t earth shattering ideas or anything rocket science, but we all know that sometimes, even the simplest ideas escape us when we are faced with the dreaded “What are we going to do today?” question.
How will you know what to do?
Some of the items on my list are “obvious” (like taking a nature walk and collecting treasures). Others are less obvious so I added links.
The links will take you to blog posts where you can get a specific idea of what I mean by do “nature rubbings” or how you’d ever make “bread in a bag” (oh but seriously, you have to try that one.)
Fall Bucket List for Families
- Give a pumpkin a bath
- Play hide and seek with flashlights
- Go on a nature walk (collect fall treasures)
- Paint rocks for neighbors
- Have a pajama party (and watch a new-to-you movie)
- Bake cookies for a friend (my favorite chocolate chip recipe)
- Make fall holiday cards to mail to friends and family
- Paint leaves, sticks, & pine cones – make a collage
- Visit a farm
- Make a giant, epic fort
- Go for a walk in the rain
- Paint a pumpkin with washable paint (then give them a bath)
- Make bread in a bag
- Build a fall-themed sensory bin (pumpkin guts, corn, or orange rice)
- Make a bird feeder
- Drive to a construction site, have a car picnic, and water
- Decorate the window with kid-made pumpkin art
- Make homemade play dough (bonus points if it’s fall scented)
- Have an indoor picnic on a stormy day
- Do a glow stick bath (turn on some music for a real party)
- Use pillows and blankets to build a cozy reading nest (try these fall book ideas)
- Make nature rubbings
- Visit the library
- Practice cutting and gluing with leaves
- Host a before Halloween costume party