Between the changing leaves and cheerful scent of pumpkin, there are a lot of reasons to get excited about fall. If you want to infuse the whole family with some autumnal spirit, now’s a great time to create a season-centric bucket list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Get swept away by fall leaves.
Watch this fun video explanation about the science behind fall foliage. Then spend some time collecting leaves, raking leaves, and observing the colors in your neighborhood.
2. Get cooking with kid-friendly recipes.
From pumpkin treats to comforting soups, there are all kinds of seasonal recipes that kids can help cook—and they can practice basic measuring and math skills while they’re at it!
5. Dedicate an afternoon to pumpkin decorating.
Host a pumpkin decorating party for your family or your neighborhood. (Want to make it easy on everyone? Check out these pumpkin-carving hacks and no-carve creative ideas.)
6. Take a bite out of autumn produce.
Introduce your kids to fresh fall flavors by going apple-picking or simply visiting your local farmers market.
7. Surprise a neighbor with a pie.
Encourage your kids to get involved in a kind gesture, like bringing a tasty treat to a neighbor or friend.
8. Volunteer as a family.
Check out this article about the many ways your family can volunteer in your community—it even includes specific ways kids can help.
9. Curl up with a good book.
Take advantage of autumn weather and get cozy with a new read. These autumn-inspired books are great for kids of all ages.
10. Get inspired by IXL’s Halloween Pinterest board.
From recipes and decorations to costume ideas and more, you’ll find it all on our Pinterest board.