18 family fall activities, from Wallingford blogger

September marks the start of the best four months of the year – the -BER months. I love September through December for so many reasons, but the holidays and the change in seasons are at the top of my list. It’s always fun to kick off this season with fun activities.

Here are some activities you can do this month:

1.Decorate for the season.

2.Go apple picking.

3.Bake Apple Crisp or Apple Pie.

4.Watch a football game – GO VOLS!

5.Cook a pot of Chili.

6.Go on a leaf walk to look for leaves changing.

7.Visit an orchard

8.Shop at a Farmer’s Market.

9.Drink a pumpkin coffee.

10.Declutter and donate old clothes or home items.

I always pull out my fall decor on Labor Day weekend to transition our home from summer to autumn. Making a pot of chili is always one of the first things I cook when the weather starts to cool down. As the orchards overflow with apples, I like to make my Grandma’s signature Apple Crisp for dessert.

Another must do on my September Bucket list is declutter and donate. Every September I unpack my fall clothes and make a donation pile of what I did not wear last season. Then I shop for a few new fall clothing items – this year is extra special because everything has to be bump-friendly. 

In October, we won’t take down our fall decor, but sprinkle the jack-o-lanterns, spider webs, and spooky ghosts amongst everything. We have a busy month ahead of us, but I want to make sure I slow down and soak in the best memories of this season.

Here are some activities you can do in October:

1.Decorate for Halloween.

2.Go pumpkin picking.

3.Bake pumpkin muffins. 

4.Make a scarecrow.

5.Carve a pumpkin.

6.Collect colorful leaves.

7.Watch Hocus Pocus.

8.Roast pumpkin seeds.


Caitlin Houston is a Wallingford blogger and mom of two who loves sharing all of her favorites on the Caitlin Houston Blog. Learn about fun activities at home, family friendly travels, easy recipes and more.

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