Fall is such a wonderful time of year and there are so many fun Fall activities for kids! The leaves are turning beautiful colors, the air is crisp and it’s pumpkin everything! However, life can also be really busy and it’s easy to miss all the splendors of the season. Sometimes we get caught up in our to do lists, endless activities and household chores that it’s easy to miss special moments. That is why I wanted to give you some easy autumn activities for kids that you can easily enjoy this season as a family.
We have compiled a list of Fall activities for children to help us be intentional this season. This list is not meant to be extravagant but to focus on the simple pleasures in life. Don’t you agree that the best memories are often the ones spent just playing with our kids?
10 Fall Activities for Kids
1. Curl up and read a book all about Fall.
We have lots of favorites but Llama Llama Gives Thanks is always one at the top of the list.
2. Jump in leaves!
What could be more fun than jumping in a giant pile of leaves! Grab the kids and see who can make the biggest pile and then jump!
3. Bake something Pumpkin.
Your house will smell amazing and the kids will have a blast helping you bake pumpkin bread, muffins, cookies or anything you like! Pumpkin Cookies are a big hit in our house. We have a ton of recipes here we use.
4. Go on a Fall walk
Take a walk into the woods, in the park or just around your yard! Spot leaves and rocks and just be together and enjoy all the signs of Fall.
5. Watch a Fall movie
We love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but any Fall movie will do. Make some popcorn or enjoy a Fall treat and watch the movie as a family.
6. Go the the Pumpkin Patch
Pick a pumpkin, enjoy a hay ride, play a few games and take in all your local pumpkin patch has to offer.
7. Pick Apples
Visit a nearby apple orchard and spend the day picking apples. Pack a picnic and make a day of it!
8. Roast S’mores
Make a bonfire or use your fire pit to make s’mores. You could also roast hot dogs and have dinner and dessert! Tell stories as you all sit around the fire and just enjoy being together.
9. Make a Grateful Tree
Gather sticks or small branches and place in a vase. Make construction paper leaves and each day let the entire family write something they are thankful for on the leave. Attach the leaf to one of the branches and you will soon have a tree full of leaves expressing thanksgiving.
10. Random Act of Kindness
Decide as a family something you can do together in the Fall to help someone else. You might donate food to your local food bank, pay for the car behind you in the drive thru, leave extra change taped to the vending machine or whatever your family feels led to do!
I hope your family enjoys these Fall activities for children!
Let us know what your favorite Autumn activities for kids are.
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