Fall is such a wonderful time of year and there are so many fun Fall activities for kids! We have 25 free or inexpensive fall activities for kids to enjoy this season as a family.
Favorite 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.
Let’s be intentional with our time and make some wonderful memories. You can also try Fall Crafts for Kids.
This list is not meant to be extravagant but to focus on the simple pleasures in life. From nature walks to jumping in leaves and exploring the pumpkin patch, these activities are free or inexpensive.
There is something for all ages and the entire family will have a blast.
1. Curl up and read a Fall Book.
We have lots of favorite books but Llama Llama Gives Thanks is always one at the top of the list. Don’t underestimate the fun of reading and quality time with your family.
2. Jump in Fall leaves.
Grab the kids and see who can make the biggest pile and then jump for a fun fall bucket list activity. This timeless activity never gets old.
3. Bake something Pumpkin.
The kids will have a blast helping you bake an assortment of pumpkin bread, muffins, cookies and more! This activity doubles as a really tasty treat as well.
4. Go on a Fall walk
Take a walk into the woods, in the park or just around your yard! This is a great time to talk and just hear about each other’s day. We love to do this activity all season long to enjoy the weather and family time.
5. Watch a Fall movie
We love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but any Fall movie will do. Make some popcorn or treats and watch the movie as a family.
6. Apple Picking
Visit a nearby apple orchard and spend the day picking apples. Pack a picnic and make a day of it! This is a great fall activity that kids of all ages will enjoy.
7. Go to the Pumpkin Patch
This is an annual tradition that you can enjoy and the kids will look forward to it each year.
8. Roast S’mores
Make a bonfire or use your fire pit to make s’mores. The entire family will enjoy standing around the fire roasting marshmallows. It is inexpensive and always so much fun.
9. Make a Grateful Tree or Pumpkin
Gather small branches and place in a vase. Make construction paper leaves and each day let the family write something they are thankful for on the leaves.
Another option is to write this on a pumpkin. Either option is so festive and a great activity while fostering gratitude.
10. Random Act of Kindness
Decide as a family something you can do together in the Fall to help someone else. Some ideas include raking leaves in someone’s yard, helping a neighbor carry in groceries or delivering baked goods to a friend.
11. Nature Scavenger Hunt
Explore the woods or neighborhood in this free Fall scavenger hunt. The prizes can be candy corn!
12. Corn Maze
Head to a local corn maze or farm for a fun outdoor adventure everyone will enjoy.
13. Trick or Treating
Take the kids trick or treating for a great time together and yummy candy.
14. Roast Pumpkin Seeds
This simple activity is fun and a delicious way to use the seeds after carving pumpkins.
15. Baked Apples
After a day at the apple orchard, make baked apples for another fun and tasty activity.
16. Wrap that Mummy
Use toilet paper to transform each other into mummies.
17. Halloween Slime
Slime is a fun sensory play activity for preschoolers and older children. This Halloween slime version is so festive.
18. Leaf Rubbings Art Activities
Collect fall foliage off of a pretty fall tree to make leaf rubbings. This fall art using crayons helps with fine motor skills.
19. Bubble Fun
Turn pipe cleaners into DIY bubble wands for so much fun in your own backyard.
20. Fall Festivals
Explore your local Fall Festivals, parades and other fun events.
21. Apple Cider
Apple Cider is another fun use for apples after the orchard.
22. Make a Tent or Fort
Gather pillows and blankets to make a tent or fort to play in.
23. Spider Costume
This inexpensive spider costume is so easy to make with items you already have.
Enjoy the Fall weather and go on a bike ride together.
Make a campfire and roast marshmallows or tell campfire stories.
Enjoy these Fall activities for families.
Let us know what your favorite Autumn activities for kids are. We have so many that we love to do.
It is so much fun doing old favorites each year and then adding new ones to the list.
Do you have a bucket list for fall?
There is something for everyone to enjoy of all ages. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy fun Fall activities.
These outdoor fall activities will form lasting memories the entire family will cherish. Life can be busy with school, work and extra curricular activities like fall sports for kids.
These free fall activities for kids are simple and can easily be squeezed into a busy schedule.
You might also like these fall crafts for kids. There are lots of ideas that would be fun to do with the kids on that list as well.