Fall gives us the perfect weather to spend time outdoors! If you’re looking for some ideas, I’m sharing 13 of the best fall activities for families. Have fun!
Fall is here and now that I live in Florida, I love it more than ever! While the weather does cool down, it doesn’t get too chilly which makes outdoor activities that much better! (I’m definitely a wimp when it comes to cold weather). There are so many awesome things for families to do together that it might be hard to decide which one of these fall activities to choose first!
Visit a pumpkin patch – This is my all time favorite fall activity! My girls could spend all day playing in the pumpkins and I never get tired of watching them try to pick up pumpkins twice their size!
Enjoy a hayride – Usually we can combine this with a trip to the pumpkin patch…so fun!
Get lost in a corn maze – Last time we went through a corn maze, my girls thought we were truly lost and turned it into the best adventure ever! I dare you NOT to have fun doing this!
Go to and Arts & Crafts Festival – Not only is the art fun to check out but the festival food is delicious. I can smell a funnel cake truck from a mile away!
Have a family picnic – Even better, find a place with a fire pit so that you can make s’mores after lunch. Who says they’re just for night time? S’mores are ALWAYS a good idea!
Decorate the house – We always enjoy taking the things we bought from the pumpkin patch and creating a cute display on the front porch.
Jump in the leaves – This is a little more challenging in Florida but when we lived in Georgia, my girls loved to create piles of leaves just for jumping. Is there any child that DOESN’T love that?
Bake some cookies – When it’s just us girls, we love making cookies together and all you have to do is add a fall theme to make it seasonal. Use leaf shaped cookie cutters and let the children add orange, yellow and red sprinkles to really give them that fall color.
Have a scavenger hunt – Go on a nature walk with a scavenger hunt list that includes fall items such as red leaves or acorns. You can find plenty of these online or just create your own.
Decorate pumpkins – Just because you’re not quite crafty enough to carve your own pumpkins (that would be me), doesn’t mean that you can’t still decorate them! I’ve seen some awesome painted ones and I’ve even been known to let my daughters do their best decorating with markers!
Have a “Fall Photo Session” – You can never have too many photos of your kids and if you’re doing all these fall activities, you’re likely to come across some great backdrops for fall photos.
Make your own costume – Get creative this Halloween. Instead of spending a lot of money on store bought costumes, make your own. Just hit up Pinterest if you’re looking for ideas…you can always find great stuff there!
Take in some football – Gather the family and head to a game or make some game day snacks and watch it on TV. Nothing brings a family together like rooting for their favorite team (go Dawgs!!!)
After spending the day at the pumpkin patch or jumping in leaves, you’re going to be hungry and you should know that it’s Fall Soup Season with Progresso! I’ve always loved soup because it’s such a delicious quick and easy meal (and I’m all about quick and easy). There’s definitely something about fall and soup that really go together. When you start to feel that slight chill in the air, you want something to warm you up and a big bowl of Progresso soup hits the spot!
Though my kids are like most and can drive me crazy trying to agree on what’s for dinner, Progresso has something for everyone! That definitely makes the kids happy and when the kids are happy, you know mommy is happy! Ashling is old school and always wants Traditional Chicken Noodle. Keira is my tomato lover so we decided to try the Traditional Creamy Tomato with Bacon and Cheese. I’m addicted to the Italian Style Wedding and since hubby is a steak and potatoes kind of guy, he gets the Rich & Hearty Steak & Vegetables.
On this fall day, it was just us girls and soup seemed like the perfect choice for dinner. It was easy to make (because I was exhausted) and just the thing to hit the spot. Everybody got their favorite and all I have to say is that the bowls were emptied pretty quickly!
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