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Sharing a ton of Fun Fall Activities that you’ll want to try with the family! From fall bucket lists to seasonal autumn gardening – you’ll love this list!
Crisp cool mornings. Sweater (or hoodie) weather. Bonfires, hayrack rides, and pumpkin everything. These are just a few of my favorite things.
We’re starting to get more work accomplished without the heat and humidity getting in our way! Which makes things even more enjoyable for us on the ranch.
With fall approaching soon (yay!) I have put together this list of family fun fall activities – with links to some amazing fall activities at the end of this post!
Family Fun Fall Activities
I crave and long for the fall season every single year. Not only is the weather amazing for us in the midwest.
But it’s also filled with so many opportunities to enjoy
good old fashioned family fall fun activities.
Here’s a few of our favorite ideas to inspire you to enjoy the best of the autumn season:
Visit pumpkin patches Go on a hayrack ride Fall festivals! Decorate the home Visit an apple orchard and pick apples Decorate and carve pumpkins Make apple or pumpkin flavored treats Snuggle up with a good book, cozy blanket, and apple cider Make homemade soups and chilis
This post has been updated from its original publish date of September 1, 2017. It has been updated to provide better photos and additional helpful information. Fall Gardening
Another great family fall activity – seasonal gardening!
Many cool season vegetables should be planted about 10-12 weeks before the winter frost sets in. So generally in early August.
We are a
growing zone 5. You’ll definitely want to check with your gardening zone to get an idea of when your frost dates are.
Some of the best foods to plant in most zones are:
Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Carrots Sweet Peas Cabbage Garlic (for a Spring harvest) Lettuce Spinach Other greens (Mustard, Kale, Collard…) Kohlrabi Radishes
Fall Garden Planning
DIY Fall Tablescape
How to make a simple DIY Fall Tablescape that is also super frugal! This budget friendly fall centerpiece and table setting is perfect for the autumn season.
35 Fall Activities – Free Fall Fun Even When It’s Hot Outside
This list of 35 super fun fall activities will help get you in the fall mood even when it’s hot! Plus, most of them are completely free!
Harvesting and Storing Pumpkins
Harvesting and storing pumpkins is a great way to preserve this fall vegetable. With step-by-step instructions on preserving for storage
Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids
Learn the tips and tricks of how to build a pumpkin house for an autumn STEM project with kids! If I learned something from my son, who loves building, it would be this – anything
Inspiring Fall Tablescapes
Are you looking for inspiration and fall table decorating ideas? Look no further! Here are 20+ amazing and truly inspiring Fall Tablescapes
Beginner’s Guide to Canning and Preserving
How do you get started with canning and preserving when you’re a complete beginner? I’ve found some really great tools and resources to aid in your journey!
Canning Tips for Beginners: What to Know Before Getting Started
With some basic canning tips, preserving at home is easy. From acidity to methods, this helpful information will inspire canning confidence.
How to Harvest and Preserve Persimmons
American persimmons are a delicious seasonal autumn fruit. Here’s how to harvest and preserve persimmons so you can enjoy them all winter long!
Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup
In our home, we try to fight off the germs naturally and one of my top favorite ways to do so is with this easy homemade elderberry syrup recipe.
Easy Apple Crisp
A simple apple crisp makes a wonderful treat for autumn when fresh apples are in season. Learn how to make this scrumptious dessert, easily!
Fall Canning Collection
Whether you are canning from your own fall harvest, or from store sales, this Fall Canning Collection will help you save money and eat well all year!
Apple Crumble Muffins
These Apple Crumble Muffins make such a perfect breakfast or snack. I just love how easy these are to throw together and appear so fancy.
100 + Fall Comfort Foods
Whether its a nice big bowl of autumn flavored soup or cozy mac n cheese, fall comfort foods just have a way of bringing a little extra joy to the season.
65+ Fall Soup Recipes
Autumn brings a level of coziness. Is there anything more soothing and comforting than soup. Enjoy this amazing list of nearly 70 fall soup recipes!
Healthy Pumpkin Pie (sweetened with honey)
This healthy pumpkin pie recipe has real puree and is sweetened with honey. It makes a delicious pie with more nutrients & no refined sugars.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are fluffy and moist, while dense enough to satisfy. And perfect with a hot cup of spiced tea. Delicious. Easy. Real!
This delicious cranberry smoothie is simple to put together and full of good for you ingredients. Slightly sweetened with real honey.
Farm Fresh Pear Crisp Recipe
This easy Pear Crisp Recipe is a a perfect comforting sweet treat. Made with seasonal fresh pears and baked to a tender perfection.
Pumpkin Fruit Leather – A Fun and Easy Pumpkin Snack
This dried pumpkin fruit leather is an easy to make snack. Nutritious and portable, pumpkin leather doubles as a way to store extra pumpkin.
How to Make Acorn Flour
Learning how to make acorn flour is a fun fall activity for the whole family! This step by step guide to making acorn flour is perfect for beginners!
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Ever thought of making your own homemade pumpkin puree from scratch, but not entirely sure of the method? These super easy steps will walk you through making your own from scratch pumpkin puree. Easy peasy!
5 Fall Soap Recipes (Tallow or Vegan with Palm)
One way to create wonderful scents in the home and give meaningful homemade gifts is to make your own Fall soaps using these 5 Fall Soap Recipes
Mason Jar Lanterns
Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family