20 Must-Do Favorite Activities for Fall

Are you looking forward to Fall? Need some kid-friendly activities to help celebrate the season?? Here are 20 of our family’s favorite Fall activities that have become special traditions.

 1. Go Apple Picking — This is one of my favorite family traditions for Fall! Afterwards, we bake apple pies and make homemade apple sauce with our fresh picked apples. Yum!


2. Indoor Apple Picking — For those times when the weather just doesn’t cooperate.


3. Craft Up Some Candy Corn Treat Bags — Fill with popcorn and watch a movie!


3. Homemade Photo Frames — to perserve those precious Fall memories, or give to family and friends.


4. Apple Taste-Testing — Hey, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to ensure all those apples are as yummy as they appear. Don’t forget to bring out the dips, sprinkles, and toppings!


5. Decorate a Window for Fall — One of our all-time favorite art activities!


6. Make a Gratitude Activity Jar — as a reminder to cultivate gratitude, introduce kids to various ways of giving back to their community, and countdown the days until Thanksgiving. Here are 5 Simple Ways to Foster Gratitude in Kids.


7. Make Marshmallow Pumpkins — A fun and tasty treat that’s super easy to make!


 8. Visit the Pumpkin Patch — Bring the camera, and capture your cheesiest smile.


9. Craft Up Some Festive Finger Puppets — Emily thought these bat finger puppets were adorable!


 10. Make an Adorable Owl Family — All you need are cardboard tubes, paint, and some googly eyes!


11. Go for a Beautiful Autumn Hike — Let the kids work off some of their extra energy and enjoy the crisp fresh air!


12. Paint a Fall Tree — This was one of Clara favorite activities for Fall.


13. Visit a Corn Maze — It just isn’t Fall without a run through the corn maze!


15. Go on an Autumn Treasure Huntour free printable can help to get your started.

Other Ideas We Love:

16. Leaf Bowls from Red Ted Art
17. Drink Hot Apple Cider
18. Apple Placemats from Bloesem Kids
19. Chuckin’ Pumpkin Painting from Childhood Beckons
20. Go on a Hay Ride!


  1. I loved your ideas for fall! You have the perfect balance between fun and learning! Thanks for sharing it I got some great ideas to do too!

  2. Wow. I appreciate the list and the photos. Thanks. Looks like a fun Fall ahead of us!
    cathie at toddlersthroughpreschool.com

  3. I think we might pick from a pretend apple tree. I don’t think there are any actual apple orchards nearby.

  4. I just found this website through (gosh can not remember) and love it. Such great and easy ideas. TV in our house has been on more lately than usual. These ideas will help break that bad habbit. Thanks!

  5. I am going to come back and take a closer look at these later, we will definitely be doing some!

  6. Yes, yes, yes to the apple picking! Our family fall tradition!

  7. It’s hard to believe that fall is here when it’s 90+ outside 🙂 I am looking forward to some of our favorites like hot cocoa and puzzling in the afternoon.


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