Fun Fall Family Traditions

October is days away which means lots of family activities. This is the easiest time of year to start family traditions! Fun fall family traditions is a way to make memories last a lifetime. Some of these traditions will be passed down from your children to their families too. Here are some of our favorites.


Fun fall family traditions

Pumpkin Picking

Go to a local orchard to pick your pumpkins, gourds, hay stacks, mums, and corn stalks. Ask close friends with children or the grandparents, aunts and uncles. Most orchards have fun activities to get the whole family involved; Mazes, hay rides, corn chowder, apple cider, and taking pictures with the biggest pumpkin are always a hit!

Pumpkin Carving and Decorating

We have all carved our pumpkins and put that candle in it. The stencils that have to make an art piece is amazing. Trying to do this with a young child is difficult. They really can’t crave the pumpkin and they get to sit there and watch. An alternative is to decorate the pumpkin without cutting it. (



The kids love hunting for pinecones. They each get a bucket or basket and head out into the yard on a quest for the perfect pinecone. It’s a little competition for them, to see who can find………..(see

Gratitude Tree

The Gratitude Tree not only is a craft project but it’s a great way to start a conversation about the meaning of being thankful.

The little one and I searched our backyard yesterday for the perfect branch, and today we cut out the leaves (I save all her watercolor………(

Leaves and Decorating

There’s lots of ways to decorate the house for fall. Bringing the outdoors inside isn’t a metaphor in this case. Bringing the colored fall leaves into the house can truly make any space feel like fall.

One Thanksgiving morning, I grabbed the kids, brought them outside, filled my arms with as many leaves as I could and carried them into the house and dropped them right on my dining room floor. My girls looked at me as if I had lost my mind. I told them ….


These are five of my favorite fall family fall traditions. The ideas are endless and we hope you share them here with us!

What is your must-do fall family tradition?

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