fun fall activities for kidsLooking for some fun fall activities for kids? Here are a variety of suggestions for things to do in the fall. These fall activities also help you and your children spend quality time together after school and on weekends.

  • Take a nature hike with your children. This is a great opportunity for your children to collect leaves for a special leaf project. It’s also a perfect time for you and your kids to talk about their day/week at school.
  • Go on a hayride to a pumpkin patch and have your children pick their own pumpkins.
  • Make corn husk puppets with your children.
  • Go horseback riding on a scenic trail.
  • Pick apples and make apple cider or apple pie.
  • Make homemade pumpkin pie and have your kids help.
  • Check out fall-themed books from the library and read with your children. You read some to them, they read some to you.
  • Create a scarecrow from leaves, straw and old used clothes.
  • Help your children press fresh fall leaves and make a pressed leaf scrapbook.
  • Bike through a national forest with your children.
  • Take a canoe ride by colorful fall scenery.
  • Visit a local fall craft fair, Oktoberfest or farmer’s market.
  • Show your children how to create a summer memories scrapbook filled with photos and mementos from last summer.
  • Have your children rake leaves from your yard into a big pile and jump in them!
  • Let your children finger-paint a fall scene on construction paper. They can even make fall-themed cards for friends and family.
  • Make a fall wreath using collected leaves, pine cones, acorns and paper plates and hang it on your front door to greet visitors.
  • During a walk in the woods, look for animal tracks and help your children identify them.
  • Take your children to a football game, dress warm and embrace the fall weather!
  • Make smores in a fire pit on a cool fall night.
  • Roast Hot Dogs in your fire pit.  Better yet, let your children help you gather the sticks and a few leaves to help get the fire started. Of course, the fire part is best left to the adults.
  • Go camping.  Fall is a great time to go camping when there are less bugs flying around.  You might want to choose your backyard if it’s the child’s first time.  That way if things take a turn for the worse, i.e. bad attitudes or temper tantrums that can come at bedtime, you are seconds away from your door!
  • Plant bulbs for the spring.  While it can be hard for a little one to understand that bulbs won’t show their blooms until spring, they will get the idea and most love digging in the dirt making the experience a fun time and a family memory.
  • Fly a kite!  When the wind starts blowing in the fall, it’s a great time to get your kite flying high.
  • Take a family picture for your Christmas card.  When the weather starts turning a little chilly, it’s the perfect time to catch that perfect family photo.  Often times, people wait until the weather is really cold and they have a few short minutes to snap a photo before attitudes become apparent.  It’s best to plan ahead.

These fall activities for kids will for sure give your children something wonderful to look back upon.

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5 Comments

  1. These are great ideas for fall! We love going on hikes. We’ve never attempted to make our own scarecrow but that sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. We made a fall bucket list but I love how different you fall activities are than mine. I can’t wait to check some off my list.

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