Fall Activities for Kids

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Inger Erickson

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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:

Creative Activities

Food Activities

  • 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

2  Eggs
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.

Indoor Activities

  • 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

Outdoor Activities

  • 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 

Inger Erickson

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Inger is a mother of two kids who is passionate about helping parents develop deep and lasting relationships with their children.

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