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A Fun Fall Bucket List for Kids to Make Your Fall the Best Ever

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Creating a Fall Bucket List will help you to get it all in this season.  Fall in the U.S. is in September, October, and November.  The air gets crisper, the leaves change color and we start thinking about the holidays.  Here are some ideas to add to your own Fall Bucket List for Kids.

Updated 8/19/20

A Fall Bucket List for Kids to Make your Fall the Best Ever

As summer winds down, it’s a great time to start thinking about the fall activities that you want to remember to do.   

Don’t let the days slip away, because you know they fly! 

Take a minute to think back to your childhood. 

What were some of the fun things you liked to do in the fall? 

Relive those days by sharing those experiences with your Grandchildren. 

If you loved it, they might, too.

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The Best Fall Bucket List Ideas

So here are some ideas for places to go, things to bake, crafts to make, games to play, and other great ideas that you will enjoy with kids on your Fall Bucket List.

Add “Places to Go” to your Fall Bucket List

Going places is always fun.  During this time of Covid-19, you may have to alter some of these ideas but do your best.

Stay safe while you have a good time.  

It IS possible to have fun and mind the rules, too.

So, try some of these fun places.

Places to Go

Take a trip to the Zoo and have a Zoo Scavenger Hunt.


Hit the road and camp out – Have a Blast RVing with the Grandkids.

Grab the fishing pole and head to a place like August A. Busch Conservation Area.

Go for a drive and find beautiful leaves to use for crafts (or just drive, look and enjoy!).

Take it outside and play yard games that you remember from your childhood.

Go apple picking.  Or Pear Picking like this family.

boy and girl picking apples

Add “Cooking Fall Treats” to your Bucket List!

Cooking, baking, and spending time in the kitchen are great ways to bond with the kids.

Make some special memories while you whip up some delicious treats!

Try making some of these yummy concoctions.

Kitchen Treats

Pumpkin Scones  from TonyaStaab

Apple Pie Ice Cream  – from MamaLikesToCook

Caramel Apple Pops – from DIYCandy

Caramel apple pops

Fall Trail Mix– From PassingDownTheLove

Apple Cake – From PassingDownTheLove

Mini Monster Cookies – from OneSheTwoShe

Halloween Hot Dog Mummies – from SimplyHappyFoodie

Halloween Popcorn – from RecipesFromAPantry

The Flat-Out Best Fall Trail Mix – from PassingDownTheLove

Autumn Puppy Chow – from ChickenScratchNY

Autumn Muddy Buddy


Don’t you miss a good hearty bowl of soup during the summer? 

Fall is finally here so enjoy some Baked Potato Soup or a big bowl of chili!

“Making Fall Crafts” Should be on your Fall Bucket List.

Get a little crafty and in the fall spirit with these unique crafts.

There is surely something on this list that you’d love to see come to life in your own home.

Kids love making things, especially when they’re doing it with you!

Fall Crafts

Toddler Fall Tree Craft– from LivingForTheSunshine

Autumnal Suncatcher – from TheGingerbreadHouse

Fall Bucket List Printable Craft – from ElvaMDesign

DIY Halloween Pool Noodle Crafts – from DIYNoodles

Memory jar

Halloween Slime – from TheBestIdeasForKids

Fall Slime – from CrayonsAndCravings

Fall Craft with Leaves – from MomInTheSix

Wooly Bear Craft for PreK+ – from ChickenScratchNY

Fall Puzzle Piece Wreath – from StressLessBeHealthy

Fall Leaf Fingerprint Counting – from MessyLittleMonster

Autumn Owl Black Glue Art – from Artsy Momma

Add Playtime

Playing is good for the imagination, makes the brain work just a little, and creates some healthy competition.

Find a good puzzle for you, or play some fun games with the kids.

Here are some great puzzles and games to add to the list.

Puzzles and Games

Fall Word Search – from CrayonsAndCravings

‘What Words Can You Make’ Game – from ArtsyMomma

Games for the Trampoline – from TwoKidsAndACoupon

Jumping on trampoline

Work an actual Fall PuzzleOutdoor Scavenger Hunt – from OrSoSheSays

DIY Spray Chalk – from DadLifeLessons

Fall Bingo – from FunWithMama

Amy at GoodLittleHome has made a list of her favorite things to do in October

Go on over and check it out!

girl with falling leaves

What else can you do?

Finding things to add to your Fall Bucket List for Kids just got easier! 

Spend time with your Grandkids (even if it’s over FaceTime) and do something “fall” related. 

The holidays are coming and you know you’ll be busy so now is a great time! 

And now you have some great ideas, too!

Keep Passing Down the Love,

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Thursday 19th of September 2019

I've been making hot dog mummies (I cut arms and legs into the hot dogs as well) for my 3 precious grandsons since the eldest, now 14 yrs. old, started trick-or-treating. Though he no longer goes trick-or-treating, he is always the first one of the three (his darling brothers are 8 and 10 yrs. old) to ask, "Glamma, you're still making the mummies again this year, right?" Traditions like this last a lifetime!


Thursday 19th of September 2019

Isn't that the best? They will always remember the special things you did with them! Whether it's hot dog mummies or something else, they'll have memories of you spending time with them! And that's what it's about!


Friday 6th of September 2019

What an awesome list! Sadly, my two would now say they are too old for some of these (13 & 16) but I still try to find ways we can spend time together. I sure do miss the days though when they were little and just blowing bubbles was a lot of fun.

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