Fall Activities for the Fam

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October 29, 2020

Fall is such a special time, especially for those who have the privilege of experiencing the beautiful fall colours before winter hits.

It’s a great time to get outside and feel the cool air and the crunchy leaves under your feet. It’s also a great time to cozy up inside where it’s warm. Either way, I have put together a list for you of fun fall activities for the fam to do -inside and outside. Check them out below.


  • Hike in a local forest
  • Apple picking
  • Pick out pumpkins
  • Rake leaves
  • Outdoor picnic
  • Backyard bonfire
  • Backyard movie
  • Stack firewood
  • Decorate the house for halloween
  • Go to and support local farmer’s markets or side-of-the-road markets
  • Set up a tent in the backyard
  • Take your family Christmas photo
  • Good ol’ game of catch (baseball, football, frisbee)
  • Plant tulip bulbs
  • Fly a kite
  • Make a scarecrow for your front porch


  • Bake an apple dessert – pie, crumble, tart
  • Make a pumpkin dessert
  • Blend up some homeade apple sauce and jar it for the winter
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Try out a family tomato-sauce recipe and make extra for the freezer
  • Boil a hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Here is a recipe for a DIY one that looks delicious and got great reviews.
  • Make a homemade soup – mmmm – butternut squash, broccoli, french onion ..


  • Watch a halloween movie
  • Research halloween costumes (or better yet, make one from your closets)
  • Try out face paint
  • Unplug for the day
  • Watch a family classic movie – see my list of 160+ Family-Friendly Movies for ideas
  • Leaf Craft
  • Do a puzzle
  • Gratitude pumpkins
  • Have a massive family competition of ‘just dance’ or WII bowling
  • Go through old pictures or watch family movies
  • Make a fort
  • Set up a tent inside
  • Roast marshmallows on the fire if you have a wood-burning fireplace (or stick in microwave for a few seconds)

Drop a comment for me and let me know what your favourite fall activity is for you and your family.

From my kitchen table to yours,

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  1. Carey says:

    Great ideas Tracy, I especially like the one about taking a family photo for Christmas cards… this is something I always forget to do! Fall is a great time when we are outside in nature and can get some great shots.

    • Tracy Smith says:

      Thanks for your comment Carey! Are you doing Christmas cards this year? The fall weather this week has been so warm!

  2. film says:

    I am so grateful for your blog. Thanks Again. Great. Fanechka Raimundo Faulkner

    • Tracy Smith says:

      Thank you for your comment. What topics are you most interested in so I can make sure I cover those off for you?

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