Chicago mom: Top 15 fall family activities to do before wintertime

With autumn well underway in Chicagoland (brr . . . it’s been chilly!), I thought it was a perfect time to come up with a list of things for your family to do in the fall . . . you know, before the temps plummet to below freezing in the winter.

Making memories together as a family is what I strive for everyday and enjoying the outdoors is a perfect way to come together as a family. Some people call these lists “bucket lists,” but when I think of things to do with my kids, the last thing I want to think about is kicking the bucket!

So here’s my list of the top 15 things to do with the family in the fall:

1. Visit a pumpkin patch

2. Go on a nature walk

3. Attend a Fall Festival

4. Attend a football game

5. Collect leaves . . .

6. . . . then jump in them!

7. Enjoy some apple cider

8. Make s’mores

9. Go on a hay ride

10. Walk through a corn maze

11. Carve pumpkins (or just decorate them)

12. Roast pumpkin seeds

13. Go Trick-or-treating

14. Make hot chocolate (with marshmallows!)

15. Take a family photo outdoors

 We've already completed a few items on this list and hope to complete them all before winter comes. What are some of your favorite family activities to do in the fall?
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