Why is a bucket list a good idea?
Did your summer fly by without you noticing it? I don’t know about you but I had ambitious plans for summer. As summer winds down I always feel pressure to cram in those last few fun activities we never quite got to.
Do you feel that way, too?
As a busy mom (all moms are insanely busy, right?) I often struggle to enjoy the fun opportunities around us. I struggle to prioritize making memories, slowing down, relaxing and just being.
Knowing I have this problem I made it my goal to do something about it!
Creating a list I can hang on the fridge and check off is a great way to keep those goals in mind.
A few things to keep in mind as you create your fall bucket list:
My guess is that your family doesn’t look exactly like mine. Your bucket list shouldn’t, either. You’ll want to choose activities that your children are interested in, and things that are available to you locally. You probably have a community facebook group or a city website with a section for local events.
50 Fall Bucket List Ideas:
- Visit a local U-pick farm to pick apples
- Bake an apple pie
- Make caramel apples
- Rake leaves and jump in the pile
- Build a bonfire
- Roast hot dogs and s’mores
- Read Pumpkin Jack and learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin
- Pick pumpkins at a pumpkin patch
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Make a pumpkin dessert from this list
- Carve a pumpkin
- Go to a fall festival
- Get lost in a corn maze
- Go on a hayride
- Learn how to press leaves
- Start a leaf collection
- Make leaf rubbings and take them to the residents at your local nursing home
- Build a bird feeder
- Take a hike to view the beautiful fall foliage
- Go for a drive in the country to enjoy the colorful fall leaves
- Share a pot of soup with a neighbor
- Build a scarecrow
- Read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and enjoy a little shiver together
- Decorate your home and front porch with fall decor
- Plant spring daffodil and tulip bulbs
- Go rock climbing
- Go zip lining
- Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Go stargazing in your backyard
- Create a scavenger hunt
- Make caramel popcorn balls
- Fly a kite
- Visit a local fall farmers market
- Make pumpkin bread
- Watch a fall documentary
- Go to a drive-in movie
- Go on a bike ride around your neighborhood
- Learn something new
- Read Pumpkin Soup and make some of your own
- Make your Halloween costumes
- Make a fall-themed lapbook
- Jump in puddles
- Make a pot of chili
- Think of a way to serve your community during the holidays
- Light a fall-scented (pumpkin spice, yum!) candle
- Make a list of all your blessings
- Start your Christmas list
- Visit a haunted house (if you dare!)
- Donate to a local food bank
- Visit a county fair
Now be sure to use your bucket list. Copy and paste my list into a doc, then customize it (with input from your family members) to create a list that is all yours. Let your list reflect your families personality, quirks, and interests. Once your list is just the way you want it, print it and hang it on your fridge or in your mudroom, wherever you’ll see it often.
Having a list on hand of fun activities will take the pressure off of you. No more scrambling trying to come up with something fun to fill an empty weekend or to change the mood of a bad day.
Pin these fun activities for later!