- Keeping the kids entertained during the fall can be tough, especially the little ones. Sometimes it’s too cold to go out and kids can start to go stir-crazy. Which is why I’ve compiled this list of things you can do with the kids to keep them busy and entertained.
1. Apple Picking (Indoors or Outdoors)
Apple picking is a time-honored fall tradition and a great activity for the kids. But sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. Inner Child Fun explains how to take your kids indoor apple picking when the weather’s not cooperating.
2. Bake Apple Chips
Once you pick those apples (the real ones), bake them up! For one thing, a project like this can keep the kids busy. For another thing, it’s a great way to create a healthy snack the whole family can enjoy. Ria’s Collection shows you how it’s done.
3. Paper Bag Scarecrow
This is the perfect Halloween decoration for your kid’s room or living room and they cost almost nothing to make. Busy Budgeter shows you how to make a paper bag scarecrow out of some old clothes and scraps.
4. Leaf Rubbings
It’s a time-honored fall tradition that never really goes out of style. Leaf rubbings are a great activity for kids of all ages. Edventures with Kids shows you just what to do.
5. Autumn Games
6. Homemade Bird Feeder
Winter, spring, summer or fall, a homemade birdfeeder is a great way to check out the birds in your neighborhood. Growing a Jeweled Rose made hers in the spring, but it will work just as well now.
More Fun Fall Activities for Kids
7. Mini Pumpkin Volcanos
All kids seem to love volcanos. There’s something about the explosion and mess that just brings a smile to their little faces. Think of this as a volcano with a Halloween twist. Thanks, Little Bins for Little Hands!
8. Pinecone Hedgehogs
There are a lot of pinecones on the ground this time of year, which means you have the prime opportunity for some pinecone art! Lia Griffith shows you how to make these cute felt pinecone hedgehogs. She also has tutorials for foxes and other felt pinecone animals.
9. Leaf Window Hangings
This art project serves two purposes. It gives the kids something to do and it also creates some original fall decorations for your home. Moms Town shows you how to make leaf window hangings that you can use over and over again.
10. Science Experiments with Halloween Candy
There are plenty of things to do with that Halloween candy other than letting your kids eat it all. The blog We Are Teachers offers up some awesome Halloween candy experiments that teach your kids a thing or two.
11. Paper Pumpkins
Fall means a lot of crafts involving pumpkins. This one is fairly mess free and it’s easy for kids of almost any age. DIY Inspired shows you exactly how it’s done.
12. Felt Leaves Garland
Make your home feel like fall with these felt leaves garlands. A Beautiful Mess shows you just how easy it is.
13. Make Hot Chocolate
And perhaps the most classic fall activity of them all, make hot chocolate.
You can find a gingerbread hot cocoa mix here on Etsy.
Or maybe try the Salted Caramel Vanilla Hot Chocolate here on Etsy.
Marshmallows are optional but recommended.
What are your favorite fall activities for kids?
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