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100 Things to Do this Autumn with Your Family

Autumn is my favorite season, or at least it always is in the Maritimes. The colors of the trees are like nothing else with the reds, oranges, yellows. The temperatures are usually a little bit warm getting cooler in the evenings but not cold enough that you have to bundle up in winter coats. There are so many fun things to do during Autumn with your family, I have a list of 100 here, but I could have added more easily.

100 Things to Do this Autumn with Your Family

100 Things to Do this Autumn

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The Great Outdoors

  1. Go apple picking
  2. Go through a corn maze
  3. Take a hot-air balloon ride
  4. play football with friends
  5. Go for a hike
  6. Go for a hay ride
  7. Collect colorful leaves
  8. Press leaves
  9. Tailgate at your local football team
  10. Plant bulbs for next spring
  11. Run a race
  12. Rent a cabin in the woods – maybe for Thanksgiving
  13. Make a peanut butter and pine cone bird feeder
  14. Jump in a pile of leaves
  15. Step on dried leaves – crunch crunch
  16. Watch for geese flying south for the winter
  17. Collect pine cones for decorations in your home
  18. Visit a pumpkin patch
  19. Go on a spooky graveyard tour
  20. Go on a scenic drive
  21. Puddle jumping
  22. Bike around your town
  23. Picnic in the leaves
  24. Scavenger hunt
  25. Nature walk
  26. Visit a sunflower farm – so beautiful
  27. Have your last bonfire of the year
  28. Fly a kite
  29. Go to the playground
  30. Camping – in the back yard or your living room
  31. Walk your dog
  32. Take pictures of the fall foliage
  33. Collect leaves
  34. Cloud watch
  35. Bird watching
  36. Go to a fall festival
  37. Yard sale – have one – go to one
  38. Visit an apple orchard
  39. Play “I Spy” during a walk
  40. Roll down a hill

Inside Activities

  1. Leaf science experiment – Why Do Leaves Change Color?
  2. Make a pumpkin pie
  3. Eat a candy apple
  4. Drink hot apple cider
  5. Make homemade bread
  6. Learn to knit
  7. Learn to crochet
  8. Host a movie night
  9. Craft with leaves
  10. Drink hot cocoa
  11. Roast pumpkin seeds
  12. Throw a themed party – include things from this list at your party
  13. Face painting – my mom used to use Crayola markers for easier “painting” and they always washed off easily
  14. Make Halloween treats
  15. Read a Halloween book
  16. Read a Thanksgiving book
  17. Read a Autumn book
  18. Use outdoor items in play – pine cones, acorns, leaves
  19. Make an apple pie
  20. Bake apple chips
  21. Make popcorn balls
  22. Bake seasonal cookies
  23. Play hide-and-seek with glow sticks
  24. Make Crock-Pot applesauce

Holiday Ideas

  1. Crave a pumpkin
  2. Go to a haunted house
  3. Make your own Halloween costume
  4. Watch a scary movie – or Halloween movie depending on your kids’ ages
  5. Hand out treats to trick or treaters
  6. Take a pie to a neighbor
  7. Take your Christmas photo
  8. Visit a local farm
  9. Decorate for Halloween
  10. Decorate for Thanksgiving
  11. Decorate for Christmas
  12. Bob for apples
  13. Collect food for the food bank

Kids Crafts

  1. Symmetrical leaf drawing
  2. Leaf rubbing
  3. Play with playdough scented with autumn spices (add it to the dough as you make it)
  4. Paint pumpkins
  5. Melt crayons over your pumpkin
  6. Go on a nature walk
  7. Make an easy bird feeder
  8. Paint pine cones
  9. Make a scarecrow
  10. Apple stamping
  11. Leaf painting
  12. Make a Halloween gingerbread house
  13. Make mitten puppets
  14. Make Christmas gifts
  15. Collect acorns and paint faces on them
  16. Iron leaves between two sheets of waxed paper and hang them in the window
  17. Make Halloween cards
  18. Make stamps out of wine corks

For Adults Only

  1. Go on a wine tour
  2. Visit a craft brewery
  3. Enjoy some hard cider
  4. Make a pumpkin latte
  5. Oktoberfest

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