Make memories and celebrate fall with these frugal fun family activities! BONUS: There’s even a cute free printable fall activities checklist!
Spring has always, hands down, been my favorite season. But the last couple of years, fall has slowly been enticing me and I’m getting kind of concerned that I’m going to soon have to change favorites!
There is just something about the cool, crisp weather, the wearing of sweaters and scarves, all things pumpkin and apple and sipping on cozy hot drinks that I have to admit is just rather nice.
I love finding ways that we can celebrate each season together as a family and hopefully make great childhood memories for our kids. It’s important to me that the things we do are simple and frugal, too. Because let’s face it, we’re like pretty much any other young family- we don’t have a lot of extra money and if it’s not simple, it’s probably not going to happen! Besides, often the best memories don’t cost a dime, right?
Here’s what I came up with for fall. I hope that it will inspire you to seize a few moments and celebrate the simple pleasures of fall with the ones you love the most!
15 Frugal Fall Fun Family Activities
1. Drink apple cider
2. Have a leaf raking party (and jump in the leaves of course!)
3. Make caramel apples
4. Enjoy a candlelit dinner
5. Make and play with pumpkin pie or apple cider playdough
6. Have a hot dog/smores roast
7. Do some fall-themed crafts
Here are some great fall craft ideas for toddlers. And these gratitude activities are fun and relatively easy too!
8. Decorate a pumpkin
I love this family hand print pumpkin idea and also this thankful list pumpkin.
9. Read a bunch of fall-themed books
For extra fun, snuggle together on the couch with cozy blankets.
10. Enjoy a hike and admire the changing leaves
Use this free leaf identification printable to turn it into a learning experience.
11. Make a scarecrow
12. Visit an orchard and pick some apples
Then if you want, have fun making some homemade applesauce or homemade apple butter.
13. Make a fall dessert
Some of our favorites are Pumpkin Crunch Cake, No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles and Easy Apple Dumplings. And if you want more inspiration? You’ll find a lot of great ideas on my Fall Pinterest board!
14. Explore a corn maze
15. Go on a fall-themed scavenger hunt
This free scavenger hunt printable is awesome!
Love these ideas? Get a free Fall Family Fun Checklist printable!
Just for fun, I’m offering everyone a free printable checklist for these frugal fall family activities!
No need to subscribe via email or follow me on Facebook (although you are more than welcome to do either).
Simply get your free printable here, no strings attached, and then enjoy celebrating fall with your lovely family!
Happy Fall, everyone!
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I am looking forward to drinking as much hot apple cider as I can this fall! My son is 16 months old, so we are going to let him paint some pumpkins. I’m going to check out the family hand print ideas. Thanks for sharing your frugal ideas!
Mmmm…hot cider is a favorite here too! And I have no doubt that your son is going to have a blast painting some pumpkins. You’re a good mom to be willing to put up with a mess like that. 🙂
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These are really nice and relatively simple/easy fall activities to do, not just for Baby Boy and I, but also including Hun! 🙂
I love this! Fall is absolutely the best time for outdoor family activities. And your printable is going to be living in my car all fall!
Aw, I feel so honored that the care is deemed worthy of my printable. 🙂 Hope you all have a blast celebrating Fall!
I’m so ready for fall! Thank you for this list and printable. I can’t wait until the seasons change, and we can start crossing off these activities! 🙂 Pinning for later! 🙂
You are welcome, Kelsey! We’re having a warmer stretch again, but just last week it felt so much like fall that I could hardly stand it. I know it will be here soon though!