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Free Fall Activities to do as a Family

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The fall is coming and it’s the perfect time to participate in some exciting free fall activities as a family.

The best news is that it doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of free fall activities for families that really celebrate the fall season. 

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The beautiful autumn season is such a fantastic time of year, complete with gorgeous changing leaves, the fresh smells of comfort food wafting from your kitchen and amazing sweater weather.

Along with all those things comes the chance to participate in some fun and free fall activities, all while creating memories. 

I seriously can’t wait to continue some family traditions we started last year and add to them with some free fall activities

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What Kind of Family Friendly Free Fall Activities Can We Do?

Well, that’s easy! I love fall, so I have no problem coming up with a ton of free fall activities to get us out in the crisp air. We are working on a fun fall bucket list that will include all the things the family wants to do this season.

Create a Fall Scavenger Hunt

Creating a fun fall scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to spend a beautiful fall day together outdoors. The best part? It’s free. Especially when you use a free scavenger hunt printable to create the fun. Simply print off the checklist and pass them out to family members, then split into teams. The first team to find all the items on the list wins. Whichever team wins gets to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows. The other team can have some, too, but you know.

Do some Fun Fall Crafts

Sitting down with your family to participate in some fun fall crafts is a great way to spend time together. Get outside and collect things like leaves, finding all the fall colors, pinecones and more to create fun and free masterpieces.

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Rake up Some Leaves

There is something so nostalgic about raking up a huge pile of leaves and jumping right in. Why not make it even more fun? Split into teams and rake up separate piles of leaves, then dive in and start throwing them at each other. The team whose pile disappears first, wins. Be sure to take pictures while your’e doing this, too, because those leaf fights make for awesome family photos.

Play Flag Football 

For many families fall means football. So why not organize a game with all the members of your family? Visit a local park and enjoy the fresh air, the weather and the exercise. Losing team makes dinner. Just be sure to take some rags or something to be the flags, because you don’t want the game to become tackle football–and have a broken arm to pay for.

Go Camping in the Backyard

Organize a family camping trip in the comfort of your own backyard. The crisp fall weather is perfect for snuggling under a big sleeping bag and drinking hot chocolate around a fire. Set up your tents and get ready for the best camping trip you’ve ever had, under the beautiful fall sky. You can even have a small campfire in most cities, so you can roast a marshmallow or even have a hot dog.

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Go on a Nature Walk 

The fall is such a gorgeous time to go on a family nature walk. Not only are the sights, sounds and crisp cool air amazing, but you will also get some exercise. If you take a walk through an apple orchard, you can pick a fresh apple and make apple cider.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Most pumpkin patches or corn maze games are free. And you don’t have to buy a pumpkin. You can just go and enjoy the small fall festival vibe that they’re trying to create. Often there are games, photo boards and other free activities that make a fun fall activity.

Go Trick-or-Treating

Come up with some costume ideas at home that don’t require buying anything. Get really creative and challenge the kids to think outside the box. If you need an idea, you could just do toilet paper mummies or a ghost with a sheet. This doesn’t have to be complicated, just fun.

free fall activities for families and kids

Participating in free fall activities as a family is a cost effective and amazing way to create stunning fall memories. Just get creative and remember, you don’t have to spend inordinate amounts of money to have fun. 

I can’t wait to get this fall family fun started this year! Seriously, we’re going to have so much fun with these ideas and make some new memories that the kids can treasure and recreate with their own families in years to come.

If you want to be able to find these free family activities any time throughout the fall, be sure to pin this to your favorite fall board on Pinterest.

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Saturday 14th of September 2019

Fall is my favorite time for travel as a family. I love taking pictures of Fall sights and smelling leaves!