Family Fall Bucket List

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Fall season seems like a very distant thing at the moment. I don’t think I am the only Oregonian that can say they want fall to arrive.

This week alone, we are expecting temperatures in the low 100’s, which is unusual for early September here in the Pacific Northwest. Keep out the sunscreen, water bottles, and hats!

With fall right around the corner, we are more than ready to get on with our autumn activities. Matt and I have been going to a pumpkin patch every year for the past 11 years and since having Scarlett, that has been no exception.

We were engaged at our favorite pumpkin patch in the area, we got married in the fall, October 4th, 2015 and Scarlett’s newborn photos were at a pumpkin patch.

We like fall just a bit!

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When curating this list of things to do, I wanted to be sure that I included activities that could be done often, as well as ones that don’t cost a penny.

There are also some activities that require a tag team duo, such as mom/dad or auntie assistance, so those we hold off for a Sunday afternoon.

Read on as we have a few of our favorite activities & tips we want to share. Your printable goodie is accessible at the bottom of the post.

Enjoy our list of fall activities!

Go to a Pumpkin Patch & Farm

Going to the pumpkin patch can be a blast if you prepare beforehand & take it all in stride, especially with little ones. Pumpkin patches have many activities to participate in from hay rides to visiting the farm animals.

Watch (or attend) a Football Game

We are huge football fans in this household. I grew up with a football coach Dad and my husband’s family is from the Eugene/Springfield area. This can only mean one thing…Oregon Duck fans! We attend games when we can, but with a little one, that made it a bit tough last season.

This year, we are hoping to take her to some high school football games. Our local team is right behind our place, so we can literally walk to them.

Read a Fall Book

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At the beginning of a new season or a new holiday, I always rotate in new books. Fall is no exception to our collection as there are so many titles to choose from.

Ready to enjoy your fall? Here is your Fall Family Bucket List Printable!

Take Care,

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  • Creativity Sparkles And Stirs

    I love the fall! It’s my favourite time of year! I can’t wait to see if you complete your fall bucket list! Looking forward to it!

    • Katie Bressler

      Thank you for reading! It is so much fun having this list up and finding things to do 🙂

  • Kayla O’Neill

    I never thought of taking toddler to a football game…I actually think he would really enjoy the experience! Great ideas!

    • Katie Bressler

      Thank you Kayla for reading! So happy to hear you found a new idea. Whether it is high school football games or even a local youth team, I can’t wait to show her some football!

  • Chevelle

    I love fall so much! There are so many fun things to do with the kids. This is the perfect fall bucket list. Thank you!

    • Katie Bressler

      Fall seems so underrated sometimes with the bad weather in our area, but you really can do so much! Thank you for taking a moment and reading.

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    I love this! Fall is my favorite season and I can’t wait to do all of these things!

    • Katie Bressler

      I hope you enjoy my list or have fun creating your own!

  • Caitlin Patoka

    First of all your newborn shot is just adorable! I can tell you really love fall! I live in New England and there is no shortage of fall fun around here. We do all of it- hayrides, apple picking, pumpkin patch, farm animals, festivals, Halloween parties… can’t get enough!

    • Katie Bressler

      Aw Caitlin thank you for the sweet compliment. She was so little then! Fall is such a fun & cozy time…my husband isn’t a fan of pumpkin goodies, but I cannot wait!

  • Dana Fridenstine

    Fall is my favorite season. I can’t wait to watch the kids romp around in the leaves.

    • Katie Bressler

      Isn’t the best? Our little one was in love with leaves last year so I can’t wait to do some art projects with them this fall.

  • Jennifer Gladwin

    Some really great ideas. I love this time of year when the leaves start falling. We don’t get much of a summer here in the UK anyway!

    • Katie Bressler

      Thank you for reading Jennifer! I would give anything to have fall all year round…we have had 60 plus days of 90 degree weather through out this summer!

  • Jenni Petrey

    These are some great ideas. Having bucket lists are a great idea for families! Looking at some of the book titles in your photos, I may have to find them for my children!

    • Thank you Jenni for taking a moment to read and comment. We can’t wait for fall!

  • Herlina Kwee

    Cute baby photo shoot! I miss going to the apple farm and watch the pig races! : )

    • Katie Bressler

      Thank you for the compliment! Pig races are a blast…we will have to find some this fall!

  • Rose Mont

    I enjoy fall because of the hot temp of summer but I don’t like to be freezing either. We will get to a pumpkin patch, read a Halloween book for sure but I’m most hoping to check out some fall leaves.

    • Katie Bressler

      I agree it is the perfect balance of weather. Can’t wait for the leaves to start changing!

  • Keri @flipflopweekend

    We are in Florida, so we don’t really get the fall weather…but I do love the fall activities, especially the Friday night football games! Happy Fall!

    • Katie Bressler

      Happy fall to you too! I hope you are safe this weekend!

      • Keri @flipflopweekend

        Thank you! We feel ready. Prepared for the worst…but hoping for the best.

  • ceilidhontherun

    My favourite time of year!! My girls are 14 & 16 and we still do apple u-picks and corn mazes every autumn! 💛

    • Katie Bressler

      Oh apple picking is so much fun! We have some amazing corn mazes here in the PNW. We may have to take her to one…great suggestion!

  • Tara Dubiel

    Great ideas to enjoy fall! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. We look forward to visiting a pumpkin patch and getting cider and donuts every year!

    • Katie Bressler

      Aren’t fresh donuts and cider a MUST when at a pumpkin patch? At the farm we love, they make pumpkin spice mini donuts. We always get a bag to go…those and apple cinnamon 🙂

  • I’m not ready for summer to end because I feel it was short, but I do love Fall. I love the colours of the leaves and the opportunity to drink hot cocoa. We can’t wait to go to the pumpkin patch.

    • Katie Bressler

      I go back and forth with the season change! We have had a very toasty summer here in the PNW, plus with the wild fires, we are desperate for rain and fall.

  • Rebekah Stephens

    Cute ideas for fall, I love the changing colors of leaves around this time of year. I’ve never been to a pumpkin patch before, I will have to try this time around!

    • Katie Bressler

      Pumpkin patches are an absolute blast! Lots to do and it is so fun to find a pumpkin to take home to decorate.

  • Bethany M. Edwards📚

    Love love love bucket lists! Challenge accepted. Such fun ways to celebrate fall (even for those of us without changing seasons;)).

    • Katie Bressler

      I am so happy to hear that you liked our list! Feel free to print out mine or the blank one to create your own!

  • Karen Lizarraras

    I am so excited for Fall too. Sadly In California we don’t have real seasons. I love having these bucket lists too!

    • Katie Bressler

      Come visit us up north for some fall weather and fun! We always have enough rain and pretty leaves to go around :):)

  • Angela Milnes

    I have a bucket list and love that you included Autumn / fall books. I want to go to the library to this too!

    • Katie Bressler

      OH the library is a must! Great idea. They just added story time back onto the schedule. Enjoy your fall Angela.

  • Shelbi Irby Moore

    This is such a fun list!! I have pinned this and saved it to inspire me to do things with my family this fall!

    • Thank you Shelbi for your kind words and I hope you enjoy your bucket list!

  • Angelica Arias

    This is such a fun list! I love how all of your greatest milestones have involved a pumpkin patch. So cute!

  • I love the fall, it is my favourite season and I like this list a lot. The only thing I would change from here would be from Football to watching a soccer game.

  • Jalisa Marie

    Fall is literally our favorite time of the year. In between the fairs, kids crafts and fresh air we couldn’t wait for it to start.

    • Ahhh the fresh air sounds amazing right now. We are about to get a few inches of rain and it sounds unbelievable. May go out in the rain for dance!