Fall Activities for Kids
Remember what it was like to get your first car? These days, that’s exactly how kids feel when they get their first kids phone. To many kids, a phone represents freedom.
Looking for fall activities for kids?
One of the most important things to do as a family is unplug, but unplugging should be more than having your kids turn in their phones at dinner or bedtime. It should be an opportunity to connect, laugh, and realize life can be fun without technology!
Fun really hasn’t changed over the years, so take time to remember what you loved to do during the fall months growing up, then ask your kids what sounds fun to them—there’s a good chance that your memories and their ideas will coincide!
Great fall activities for kids:
- Carve or paint pumpkins
- Make a thankful pumpkin
- Create a variety of fall crafts (ex. leaf rubbings, Q-tip tree paintings, bookmarks, etc.)
- Decorate for the holidays
- Make a fall dessert (like the pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe below!)
- Bake homemade bread
- Toast pumpkin seeds
- Take a treat to a widow
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
1-2/3 c flour
1 c sugar
1 T pumpkin spice
1 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
Dash of salt
1 c Canned pumpkin
1/2 c Melted butter
1 c Chocolate chips
1. Melt butter and let it cool.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
3. Mix all the wet ingredients together and combine.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Fill two bread pans 2/3 full (about 1 1/2 cups each).
6. Bake at 350º for 40–45 minutes.
- Play board games
- Build a fort
- Plan a friend or family party
- Create some new family traditions
- Write thank you notes
- Make an “unplug” bucket list for next month
- Rake leaves and jump in the piles
- Decorate the sidewalks with chalk pumpkins
- Explore the fall colors out in nature
- Go on a hike
- Make a picnic
- Gather around a bonfire
- Take a family picture
Other Fall Activities for Kids
- Find a local service project on JustServe.org
- Go to a pumpkin patch
- Find a local corn maze
- Take a hayride
- Attend a local fair
- Scream at a haunted house
- Take each child on a special one-on-one date
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