The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and pumpkins are everywhere – it’s official, fall is here! As the weather starts to cool down, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about fun fall activities for kids.
As the leaves begin to change colour and fall from the trees, it’s time to start thinking about all the fun fall activities your kids can enjoy. From pumpkin picking to apple picking, there are plenty of great outdoor fall activities for kids. And if the weather isn’t cooperating, there are plenty of indoor fall activities for kids as well.
Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, there’s something on this list for everyone. From pumpkin seed picking and apple cider to hayrides, fall crafts and corn mazes, there are plenty of fun fall activities for kids of all ages. These are our favourite fall activities we do every year. You’ve got preschoolers? No worries, these activities are great for preschoolers as well as for older kids.
1. Go apple picking
First, choose a good apple-picking spot. There are many apple orchards around the country, so do some research to find one near you. Once you’ve found a few possible places to go, read online reviews to see what other families thought of their experience. Next, make sure you have the right supplies. You’ll need a ladder to reach the higher apples, and a big basket or bag to hold all your apples. You might also want to bring along some snacks and drinks, especially if you’re going to be apple-picking all day. Finally, dress for the occasion! Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen, even if it’s not sunny out.
2. Create a time capsule
What would you include in a time capsule to represent your life and times? This is a fun and interesting way to explore your own history and that of your family and friends. The easiest way to do so is by kloking on Klokbox. Try it yourself! Create your first time capsule here:
3. Go for a hike
Autumn is a great time to get outside with your kids and enjoy the cooler weather. There are many fun fall activities that your kids will love. One of our favourites is visiting a local park or going for a nature walk. This is a perfect time to teach your kids about changing leaves and cool fall temperatures.
4. Collect colourful fall leaves
Fall is a time for change and what better way to embrace that change than by collecting colourful leaves? There’s something so magical about colourful leaves, don’t you think? They’re like little parts of nature’s artwork. Why not take a walk and collect some beautiful leaves to decorate your home with? You’ll be sure to enjoy the results!
5. Visit a pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins
A pumpkin patch is a fun place to visit in the fall. You can pick your own pumpkin, and there are usually other activities like hayrides and corn mazes. It’s a great way to get into the autumn spirit
6. Pitch a tent in the backyard for a “camping” adventure
Pitch a tent and have a camping adventure right in your own backyard! This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to go too far from home. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to set up your own little campsite and roast marshmallows over the fire.
7. Make a pinecone bird feeder
If you’re looking for a fun backyard project that the whole family can enjoy, try making a pinecone bird feeder! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Peanut butter
- String or wire
The first step is to spread peanut butter on the pinecones. Then, roll the pinecones in birdseed until they’re completely covered. Once they’re ready, tie some string around them and hang them up!
8. Collect and paint acorns
What could be more fun than spending an afternoon collecting acorns? Once you have a good haul, bring them home and get creative with some paint. You’ll be surprised at how satisfying it is to create your own little works of art.
9. Attend a fall festival
Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy some festive fun! Check out your local fall festival for some great family fun. There will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, from apple picking to hayrides and more. So don’t miss out, gather up the family and head on out to your nearest fall festival!
10. Make a scarecrow
Making a scarecrow is an exciting and inspirational way to decorate your yard or garden. To make your scarecrow, start by finding an old shirt and a pair of pants. Stuff the clothes with straw, hay, or even old newspapers. Then, create a head for your scarecrow using a pumpkin, bundle of hay, or even an old pillowcase. Finally, dress up your scarecrow with any accessories you desire, such as a scarf, hat, or gloves. Have fun making your own unique scarecrow!
11. Make s’mores
To make s’mores, you’ll need graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. First, find a spot to build your fire. If you’re using a campfire, be sure to have a few rocks handy to roast your marshmallows on. Once your fire is burning brightly, it’s time to start roasting! Thread your marshmallow on a stick, and hold it over the flames until it’s nice and golden brown. Then, add a piece of chocolate to a graham cracker and top it with your roasted marshmallow. Squish everything together and enjoy!
12. Help craft your kid’s Halloween costume
Planning on making your kid’s Halloween costume this year? Here are some tips to help you out!
- Pick a theme: Whether it’s their favourite character, spooky ghost, or silly goblin, decide on a costume theme together.
- Get creative with materials: Grab some felt, an old sheet, or any other materials you have lying around the house. Be imaginative!
- Make it comfortable: trick-or-treating is a long night, so make sure your child can move (and eat candy) comfortably in their costume.
With a little planning and creativity, you can make an unforgettable costume for your little one!
13. Eat candy apples
What’s more fun than biting into a crisp, candy apple? Whether you like your apple tart or sweet, there’s definitely a candy apple out there for you. And there’s nothing more fall than enjoying a candy apple on a cool autumn day. So go ahead and indulge in this delicious treat!
14. Carve your own pumpkins
Why buy a bland, store-bought pumpkin when you can carve your own unique creation? With just a few simple tools, you can transform a plain pumpkin into a work of art. So get creative and have fun!
15. Visit a sunflower field
Feel the sun on your back and the mat of petals below your feet as you explore a Sunflower Field. Take in the sea of yellow surrounding you and breathe in the sweet fragrance of these beautiful flowers. Let the happiness of these blossoms fill you up and make your heart sing.
16. Climb a tree
Climbing a tree is exciting and empowering. It’s a great way to get back to nature and clear your head. And there’s something special about being up high, surrounded by leaves and sky. So next time you need a break from the hustle and bustle, find a tree and climb it!
17. Have a fall photoshoot
Fall is the perfect time to take some amazing photos! The leaves are changing colour and the weather is cooler, which makes for a perfect backdrop for a photoshoot. So round up your friends and head outside for a fun fall day of taking pictures.
18. Make caramel apples
Caramel apples are a classic fall treat. Making them at home is easy and rewarding. Try this recipe for a delicious and easy treat.
19. Go horseback riding
We went horseback riding in Kerry, Ireland and it was such an amazing experience. The views were incredible and being on horseback was just so exhilarating. We had never been horseback riding before, but it was definitely something we’ll never forget.
20. Get spooked at a Haunted House
Do you dare visit a haunted house this Halloween season? If you’re looking for a good scare, then head to one of these spooky destinations. Whether it’s an old mansion or an abandoned asylum, these places are sure to give you the chills. So gather your bravest friends and see if you can make it through the night!
21. Go on a bike ride
What a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. You’ll love pedalling around, taking in the sights and sounds of nature. And who knows, you might even discover a new favourite route!
22. Play a game of touch football
Let’s hit the field for a game of touch football! This is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun competitions. Let’s see who can score the most touchdowns!
23. Decorate the front porch
It’s time to get your front porch ready for the holidays! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Add holiday wreaths to your door and windows.
- Hang string lights around your porch railing.
- Place luminaria bags along your walkway.
- Set out a festive holiday welcome mat.
24. Have a backyard bonfire
Get ready for some fall fun! Gather your friends and family and head to the backyard for a cozy bonfire. S’mores anyone?
25. Play pumpkin bean bag toss
Throw pumpkins at circular targets. Feel the satisfaction of each successful pumpkin landing. Prepare to be the ultimate pumpkin bean bag toss champion.
26. Bake pumpkin bread together for breakfast
Start your day off right with a delicious and healthy breakfast! Bake pumpkin bread together and enjoy the amazing smell of fresh baking wafting through your kitchen, savour the quintessential taste of fall with every bite.
27. Go on a hayride
Climb aboard a hay wagon and take in the sights and smells of the autumn harvest. Hold on tight as the wagon trundles along, taking you on a festive journey through a land of orange and gold.
28. Make leaf crafts
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about leaf crafts! After all, autumn is just around the corner. So why not get a head start on the season by brainstorming some fun and creative leaf craft ideas? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Make a leaf collage
- Use leaves to decorate picture frames or mirrors
- Press leaves in heavy books to create natural art
- Transform leaves into cute little creatures or other beings
No matter what you decide to do, leaf crafts are a great way to get into the autumn spirit!
29. Jump into a pile of leaves
Fall is my favourite season. I love the smell of leaves, the sound of crunching them underfoot, and the way they stick to your hair and clothes. But my absolute favourite to do in autumn is jumping into a big pile of leaves. into a big pile of leaves. It’s such an exhilarating feeling like you’re a kid again. Every time I do it, I can’t help but smile and feel grateful for all the simple joys in life.
30. Play pumpkin checkers
Let the games begin! Grab a pumpkin and set it up on its side to serve as a makeshift checker. Now, hop across the board to see who can capture the most pumpkins overall.
31. Get lost in a corn maze
A corn maze is a perfect activity to add to your fall bucket list! They’re so much fun for the whole family, and you get to search for your way out of the maze while enjoying the beautiful fall scenery. Make sure to visit a corn maze near you before the season is over!
What do you do with a one or two-year-old in the fall?
Fall is a great time to get outside with your little one and explore all the leaves and colours! If it’s too chilly for a walk, visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. You can also head to a nearby park and swing, slide, and climb. Indoors, read cosy stories together, make homemade pizzas, or bake fall-themed treats.
What are you going to do with your family this fall? Let us know in the comments! Are you going to do some fall crafts for kids, printables or just let the kids be kids and jump in a pile of leaves? Personally, our kids love horse riding, creating time capsules, bonfires and s’mores. Here you have it, the best fall activities for kids you must try this fall!