Here’s a list of fall activities to enjoy, at little or no cost. Budget-friendly, memory-making adventures that you both will love!
Today, we are excited to share with you a FUN bucket list of adventures and activities for fall for you and your kiddos!
At the bottom of this post, I’ve included a printable pdf checklist for you and your kiddos to enjoy!
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The arrival of autumn is upon us as the temperatures drop and the final harvests are being picked from our gardens.
Many of my fellow Mommas welcome in fall by happily, pulling oversized sweaters, comfy leggings, and warm boots out of their closets.
Heading out with a friend to celebrate the first pumpkin spice treats of the season. Families gather and head to local apple orchards and pumpkin patches to enjoy the fresh harvests.
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The Joy of Welcoming Fall!
The countryside changes from crisp vivid greens to a freshly painted scene filled with rich autumn shades of yellow, orange, and red hues.
Fall offers us the perfect opportunity to allow our children to explore and enjoy the nature surrounding us. Fall Activities for kids can be adventurous or kept simple.
Here in the north country, our summers are short and our autumn is even shorter. We savor every beautiful, delicious moment because soon enough we will be waist-deep in snow and freezing temps for many months!
Adventurous KID Activities for Fall
- Enjoy a walk in the park, playing ball in your yard, walking on the crunchy leaves then come inside and enjoy a perfect taste of fall!
- roast pumpkin seeds, make stovetop popcorn or crockpot of chili, and your favorite warm beverage
- Visit a wildlife preserve, state land, state park, nature trails, zoo, a local river, or lake
- Spend a day in nature & notice the changes in the season
- Visit someplace new before winter
- nature trail, museum, pumpkin patch, greenhouse, apple orchard, local farm, explore state land or corn maze
Nature Scavenger Hunt Fall Activities for Kids
- Look for something that…
- flies (bees, butterflies, birds, etc)
- climbs (cat, squirrel, chipmunk, caterpillar, raccoon, etc)
- grows (weeds, plants, flowers, fields, grasslands, moss, mushrooms, etc)
- has water (pond, puddle, river, lake, bucket, etc)
- is in the sky
- Collect nature items to have on hand for winter craft projects and gifts
- acorns, rocks, twigs, milkweed pods, pinecones
- Use your five senses to discover Autumn changes (sound, sight, taste, touch & smell)
- Go on a drive to check out all the “changes” in this season
Indoor Fall Activities for Kids
- Make a letter, card, or picture of fall for someone special to brighten their day (& mail)
- Research and observe how certain animals prepare for winter
choose a few animals & research online or explore nature trails, fields, or wooded areas and look for signs of their preparation
- Make an autumn harvest table centerpiece using items from nature
acorns, leaves, pine cones, Indian corn, gourds, pumpkins, sunflowers, mum flowers, cattails, milkweed pods, etc)
- Do a kindness or two, for someone else-clean out your pantry and donate to a local food bank
- Clean your closets and kids toys and donate your gently used items to a nonprofit, church, local charity, or families in need
- Make and taste test autumn goodies made from in-season fruits and veggies along with anything with cinnamon and warm spices
- apple (cider, cinnamon, sauce, pie, baked, caramel)
- popcorn (balls, caramel, plain, seasoned)
- homemade donuts
- squash (soup, baked, roasted, casserole) Pumpkin (baked, cookies, custard, bread, seeds, pie)
- hot drinks of the season (Hot cocoa, apple cider, and mulled cider)
- Make a bird feeder out of something from nature or upcycle an item (plastic jug, old glass vase or jar, old bucket, pine cones, twigs, etc)
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Thank you for stopping by! We hope you enjoyed this post & found a fun idea your child may like this fall.
Comment below to tell us your favorite fall activity and the area you enjoy the season in?
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Blessings in Jesus Name,
Kim & her tween team