54 Free Things You Can Do This Fall
Posted By Pam Tyson Yasinski on September 26th, 2019
Summer has sandy beaches, pools and everything water-related. Winter has snowy slopes, ice fishing and Christmas activities. But what can you do in the fall? The possibilities are almost endless!
The weather isn’t blazing hot nor is it uncomfortably cold. Pesky insects have simmered down...that in itself opens up a multitude of doors! This is an amazingly gorgeous time of year, so don’t miss out on all the wonderful things these magical, colorful months have to offer! Here are 54 things you can do for free this fall.
Go see the changing leaves. Especially in the mountains!
Collect pinecones for simple fall decor or crafts.
Have a campfire in your back yard and roast marshmallows.
Take family photos in a pumpkin patch. They'll be perfect for your holiday card!
Have a country hayride in the back of a pick-up truck. Don’t have any hay? Have everyone bring a toasty blanket and pile in!
Grill out while it’s cool and enjoyable.
Play tick tack toe with candy corn.
Roast peanuts in the oven.
Camp out in the backyard or in the bed of a truck and watch the stars.
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Tell ghost stories outside after dark.
If you don’t have little ones, help at a school fall festival so parents with young children can enjoy it with them.
Have a living room camp out. If there’s no fireplace, use candles for a make-believe campfire.
Make turkey place card holders out of pinecones, sticks and leaves. They will be perfect for your Thanksgiving table!
Eat dinner outside by candlelight.
Make turkey cookies with Oreos, candy corn, googly eyes and pumpkin spice morsels. Glue them together with chocolate frosting.
Play flashlight tag after dark.
Go on a nice long hike!
Rake leaves into a mountain of fun!
Get free pumpkins the day after Halloween sales at churches and other similar places. Use them for Thanksgiving decor.
Search for acorns to decorate or to help the squirrels out!
Use apple halves and fabric paint to make fall prints on T-shirts.
Plant flower bulbs to have them ready to bloom in spring.
Go for a cool-weather bike ride with family and friends.
Make a family handprint wall art. For a fall touch, turn the hands into turkeys or leaves. Frame it for a priceless keepsake. Canvases aren’t free but they are extremely reasonable at Walmart.
Collect twigs and glue them together to make a fall wreath. Decorate with other items from nature like pinecones.
Have a garage sale and make some money!
Instead of spring cleaning, do fall cleaning and have everything cozy for the holidays.
Carve a pumpkin, roast the seeds and make a pie from the rest! No waste!
Make treats for the birds by putting peanut butter on pinecones then dipping in birdseed. Hang them from trees.
Watch "It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and eat toasted pumpkin seeds.
Attend fall festivals, fairs and craft shows.
Make candle holders from apples. Carefully carve out a hole to secure a candle. Slice the bottom to make it flat and stand securely. Let birds dine on them after use.
Make corn cob pipes out of sticks and dried fall corn cobs for your winter snowmen.
Pick apples. They're great for a snack, pies, cobblers or can some to have a stash throughout the winter months.
Make caramel apples after your apple picking outings.
Make a leaf maze. You can change it up when everyone figures it out!
Have a family scavenger hunt for fall items or to find misplaced items.
Dip the tips of pinecones in glue, then Epsom salts to have snow-covered winter decorations ready and waiting.
Plan a spooky Halloween dinner.
Roast corn on the grill for a cozy, healthy snack.
Build a scarecrow from nature using corn husks, sticks, straw etc.
Take your dog for a free puppicino while you have your pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.
Search for the perfect pumpkin!
Watch Halloween movies with a matching treat. Snack on ghost cupcakes, anything “Frankenstein green” etc.
Build a haunted fort for the kids with table, chairs and blankets.
Make hot chocolate or apple cider in a cauldron crockpot on the patio or deck on a chilly October day.
Visit Halloween stores to get in the spirit.
Spray paint old tree branches black for Halloween decor.
Collect leaves for a Thanksgiving table runner or centerpiece.
Make pet Halloween costumes from scraps you have on hand. Even if it’s a simple bandana.
Top your coffee with whipped cream and real pumpkin spice.
Help an elderly or struggling neighbor with simple yard work. Leave a small pumpkin on their porch.
Get creative in your pantry and make some fall treats like pumpkin bread or caramel apple cookies.
Spread kindness and “Boo” the neighbors with your fresh baked goods!