Learn 30 affordable family activities to do this fall!
Looking for affordable family activities to do this fall? I have gathered up thirty of my favorites for you. The fall is such a fun of the year. As the air gets crisp, everyone enjoys the start of the cozy things. This fall you can have fun with your family with some of these activities!
It always helps us to take time to write down what the priority items are for our family during each season. I love to use a bucket list to keep track of the items. Then we have a list to work from and can schedule the activities!
As you look over these ideas, pick out the ones that fit YOUR family. This is not a list of must-do activities, it is a list of ideas. You can pick which ones to add to your bucket list.
30 Affordable Family Activities To Do This Fall
Fall Nature Hunt
Go on a walk to look for signs of fall. This can be fun in your neighborhood, at a park, or in your own backyard. Use this printable scavenger hunt!
Go on a leaf hunt.
Kids always love looking for leaves. Encourage your kids to find unique ones, different colors, a specific number, etc.
Take a trip to the pumpkin patch.
Head to the pumpkin patch together! We usually pick one pumpkin patch adventure to go to so we are not spending a ton of money.
Have an apple taste testing.
Get a variety of apples from the grocery store. Slice them up and set them on plates labeled. Have everyone taste and vote for their favorite!
Enjoy a picnic at a park.
As the weather cools down it is the perfect time for a picnic. Put together some sandwiches and head to a park. Or have a picnic in your own backyard.
I love fall campfires. Often my kids just want to roast the marshmallows which makes it even more budget-friendly.
Watch an outdoor movie
Have fun in your backyard by watching an outdoor movie. You can use a simple projector to do this. While there is a little more cost involved, this is something that could be used over and over again.
Eat caramel apples.
You could make them or grab the three-pack of them from the store.
Use crayons and paper to make leaf rubbings of fall leaves. This is a simple and fun craft.
Do a fall craft.
There are so many fun fall crafts you can do! Pinterest is a great place to find ideas. To get started, try making a simple wreath.
Rake leaves and jump in the pile.
If you have a yard that gets lots of leaves, look at it as an opportunity. Kids love jumping into leaves. It is simple and old-fashioned fun.
Play board games.
Board games are winners all year long for family fun. Have a game night with some fall-themed snacks for added fun.
Paint a picture of a fall tree.
Get out the paints and have everyone paint a fall tree on pieces of paper or canvas. This is a fun and different family night where you can get creative.
Make apple or pumpkin pie.
Are you an apple fan or a pumpkin fan? This is a great time to bake some pie!
This is a simple game that involves creativity. Learn how to play roll-a-pumpkin.
Camping may cost a little more depending on if you have the supplies. However, overall, it is a very budget-friendly family trip. This is also a great time to camp, especially in the south, because it is cooler. Check out my camping tips!
Head to a corn maze.
If you can find a pumpkin patch that has a corn maze, that is a great option! This is a great activity for families of kids elementary age and up.
Make pizza together.
Create individual pizzas or make one altogether! Use a delicious pizza recipe and have fun!
Go on a hike at a local park.
This is a great time of the year to be outside so take advantage of it! Look up local hikes in your area to try out.
Have a family movie night.
Snuggle up with some popcorn and watch a movie together!
One of our favorite activities is to carve pumpkins in the fall. Help your kids come up with a design and then have fun with it!
Roast pumpkin seeds.
Once we carve our pumpkins, we love roasting the seeds. This is super easy to do. You can make them salty or sweet!
Make apple nachos.
I saw Erin share about apple nachos and love this fun snack idea!
Paint pumpkins together.
Have you seen the little pumpkins? They are usually pretty cheap. Get one for each of your kids and let them paint them. They could even add some googly eyes to the pumpkin.
Start a thankful tree.
As you enter into November, start putting up a Thankful Tree! This is by far a top family tradition!
Head trick-or-treating or to a trunk or treat with your kids!
Read fall books together.
Reading is a great pre-bed activity. Check out this list of great options for this season.
Host a chili competition.
As the weather gets cooler, this is the perfect time for a chili competition! Try making this delicious chili!
Do a random act of kindness for someone.
Every season is a great time to do something kind for others. Think of a way you can bless someone else. It can be super simple like these little candy cups!
Have a candy scavenger hunt.
As we get closer to Halloween, this is a great time for a little candy hunt!
What are some of the activities that you would add to the list?
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