I love all the seasons–they all have their special traditions and memories for me. Fall is no exception. Fall is a wonderful time to be out in nature. It’s a lovely time of year to go for a hike or go for a run on trails to see the beautiful foliage.
Traditions mean a lot for families and the season of fall has lots of simple pleasures you can make into wonderful, meaningful memories.
Here are some ideas for family traditions for fall:
- Plan a football party with friends. Even if you don’t like football, you can still have it on in the background and have friends come over just to get together.
- Go apple picking. Make apple butter, apple pie, baked apples, applesauce, etc. afterwards.
- Go pumpkin picking. Our kids like to do a corn maze when they’re there as well.
- If you’re crafty, make some new fall decor. Or, shop for fall decor and decorate your home in the spirit of autumn.
- Make a giant leaf pile for your kids (and you) to jump in.
- Gather colored leaves and make a pressed leaf collage between wax paper–if you have young kids, they’ll love this. Use them as placemats.
- Have them gather acorns outside, then put them in a glass hurricane with a candle inside as a decoration. Change acorns to cranberries as the holidays get closer.
- It’s a great time for outdoor fires in the firepit. Roast marshmallows with your kids. Have them gather some dry leaves and sticks for the fire.
- Have plenty of apple cider, hot cocoa, or tea around. Make a fire in your fireplace (on any night–not just weekends!) and drink in front of the fire.
- Go for a drive and view the foliage (if you’re lucky to have it around you!).
- Don’t just save baking for the holidays–make a pie, or special dish you’ve been meaning to try.
What are some traditions you do in the fall with your family?