With fall here it’s the perfect time to get your kids out into the nice weather and embrace the season. So how do you beat the ‘MOM! I’m bored’ that is sure to be coming your way? Here are 10 activities to keep your kids busy and having fun all fall long!
10 Fall Activities to do with Kids
- Make a Leaf Turkey – Go outside for a walk and gather the leaves you would like for your turkey’s tail. Cut out a big circle for the turkey body, then a smaller circle for the head. Make your face and glue the leaves on to the big circle for the tail.
- Leaf Sun Catcher – Make a sun catcher in the shape of a leaf and use tissue paper for the inside to make a ‘stained glass’ effect. This will make some great fall décor and keep your kids busy for hours.
- Leaf Rubbing – Pick up leaves while out for a walk and bring them home. Place a piece of paper over a leaf and rub a crayon over the paper to imprint the features of the leaf.
- DIY Tin Can Pumpkin – This craft will add some great fall décor to your home and be great fun to for your kids. Plus it’s really easy!
- Corn Painting – This activity is fun, just put down plenty of newspaper. Take an ear of corn and put the corn prongs in the ear of the corn. Pour paint onto a paper plate. Roll the ear of corn in the paint. Roll the ear of corn up and down a piece of paper. Every painting will be different!
- Acorn Frames – Go out for a walk and gather twigs and acorns. Make picture frames from the sticks and decorate the frames with the acorns. These make great gifts for family and friends!
- Pumpkin Picking/ Apple Picking – Apple picking is a traditional fall activity. They can pick apples and then help make apple sauce, apple cookies, apple pie jam and more. Pumpkin picking is always a fun activity as well. They can cut out pumpkins and then help you roast pumpkin seeds. If you picked baking pumpkins, they can help you make homemade pumpkin pie!
- Fall Festivals/Hayrides – Many towns have Fall Festivals. Many of them are free to just walk around and take in the sites and smells. If you have set aside funds for this outing, you can take part in in the rides and games. Many of these festivals also have hay rides for a small fee!
- Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt – This free printable is great for a fall nature walk. Find items to touch, shapes to find, and colors too. It makes your kids take notice of their surroundings.
- Camp Out in the Backyard – This is a longtime favorite. The weather is cooling off but it’s still warm enough to camp out in the back yard. Have a bonfire, make s’mores, and roast hotdogs and more! This is a great idea when they have friends sleep over!
What are your favorite activities for your kids this fall?
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Danielle is a mom of 4, Former Navy Wife, Homeschooling mom, frugalista and blogger at The Frugal Navy Wife. She and her family of 6 are currently setting out on their lifelong dream to travel via RV around the United States. They are documenting their journey on Roadschooling with The Frugal Navy Wife.