7 autumn bucket list ideas to do with your loved ones this season
Posted on September 28 2017
The beginning of autumn brings bright, sunny weather with a slight chill in the air -- which makes every day an excellent occasion to spend some much-deserved quality time with your family and friends. Here are our favorite 7 kid-friendly activities to bring you and your loved ones closer together this season:
Decorate your front yard and porch
Bright autumn colors like yellow and orange are sure to bring to warm, positive feelings to anyone who passes by your home. Or, if you’re in a DIY mood, adorn your front yard with carved pumpkins and maybe even a scarecrow for a touch of whimsy.
Now is the perfect time to unplug for a night or two out in the wilderness! Gather your loved ones around a bonfire for a night of s’mores and ghost stories. But don’t forget your hoodie! Alternatively, you can replace the campfire with a fireplace in your own home instead.
Pick apples at a nearby orchard
Guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood! Take a morning to go apple picking with your family and friends, then head home and make some good old-fashioned apple pie (we like this vegan one from The New York Times).
Visit a fall festival
From corn mazes and pumpkin patches, to hayrides and more, festivals and fairs have time-honored seasonal activities to delight kids of all ages. Bring home a candy apple or two in your Om & Ah tote bag as a souvenir for your family members with a sweet tooth.
Go on an autumn walk or hike with the whole gang -- dogs included! Breathe in the crisp air, take a moment to appreciate your surroundings, and maybe even jump into a pile of leaves or two. You can even collect some leaves and pinecones for arts and crafts activities with the little ones.
Let your inner child loose
If it’s too cold for a walk, why not build a couch fort instead? Here, the only limit is your imagination! Use household items to make a fort you and your family can boast about for seasons to come. When you’re done, get cosy inside with some Halloween treats and a cup of hot apple cider.
Plan a family movie night
Watch Halloween classics like Casper or The Nightmare Before Christmas (or horror movies for the older kids) -- all from the comfort of your home. Blankets, a few pillows, and some homemade popcorn make the perfect accessories to a night filled with laughs and scares.