Looking for Fall activities for your kids? Fall is a great time to get outdoors. The cooler temperatures make it comfortable for all, and the changes in nature make Fall a wonder to observe and experience.
I’m always looking for ways to incorporate learning into the fun. Fall is the perfect time to do that. Here are ten Fall activities that your whole family will enjoy, and they are actually educational! Plus, don’t miss the Fall printables at the end of this post.
10 Fall Activities For Kids
Fall is known for its color. The red, orange, and yellow of changing leaves dominate the season. This is a great time to collect some of those leaves. Younger kids can compare and contrast the colors, shapes, and sizes. Older kids can identify the species of each one. Or, you can all just enjoy their beauty!
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Visit An Apple Orchard
Our local apple orchards are wonderful. There are you-pick apples, a cider press, crafts, baked-goods, a petting zoo, hayrack rides, and a huge playground for the kids. We have used these apple orchard notebooking pages to study the differences in the types of apples while at the orchard, and we have just gone for fun. Either way, we always have a great time.
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Make An Apple Pie
After you visit the apple orchard, you are going to want to make a pie with those apples you picked. Baking is a great way to learn, plus the reward at the end is pretty yummy!
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At the end of their growing season, the fruits and flowers of plants dry up and leave their seeds behind. This is a great time to collect seed from your outdoor flowers and trees. Collect acorns and other nuts that have fallen from trees. These are seeds, too. Let your kids observe, compare, and contrast them.
Visit A Corn Maze
Corn mazes are a big thing in our area. Farmers cut intricate patterns into their corn fields and challenge visitors to make it from one end of the labyrinth to the other. It’s a fun outdoor activity to do with your family, plus it’s great exercise.
Carve A Pumpkin
People carve pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns, to collect the pulp to make pumpkin pies, and to collect pumpkin seeds. You can learn a lot while carving pumpkins, but have too much fun to realize it.
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Watch For Migrating Birds
I’ll admit it. I am a bird geek. I don’t go anywhere without my binoculars and field guide in case I see a new bird species to add to my life list. Fall is the perfect time to see birds that aren’t common in your area. Birds migrate in spring and fall and make pitstops along their way. We happen to live on a major waterfowl migration route, so we are seeing a lot of different species of birds traveling through right now, including White Pelicans. They are awesome!
Find out what birds are migrating through your area at BirdCast.info.
Take A Hike
As far as I’m concerned, any time of year is a good time for hiking. Each season has its own advantages. Hiking in fall allow you to see the gorgeous colors up close. Plus, the weather is cool enough you don’t bake on the trail, yet warm enough you don’t freeze.
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Go On A Scavenger Hunt
My kids love scavenger hunts! When they were younger, we did them almost weekly. The kids treated them like they were true treasure hunts. Take a Fall scavenger hunt using the printables below.
Fun Fall Activities Printables
Are you ready to tackle some fun fall activities? Use these printables to create your own fall bucket list, go on a scavenger hunt, and do a fun word scramble. Just fill out the form below and a download link to the printables will be sent to your inbox!