8 Festive fall activities for kids

As the wind starts to get chillier and the leaves change, it’s the perfect time to round up your little ones and head out for an autumn adventure!

Fall is one of the best times for family activities with cooler weather offering a great excuse to snuggle up close!

I started planning a fall bucket list with my son, and found the 8 best festive fall activities for kids!

Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Stopping by our local pumpkin patch is the perfect way to spend a fall day! Let your little one head out on the great pumpkin hunt to find the perfect one to bring home! They’ll love knowing they got to choose the pumpkin for your jack ’o lantern or sweet fall treat!

Make a Classic Apple Crisp

Speaking of sweet fall treats, is there anything more festive than a warm, apple crisp? Easier to make than a pie, it’s the perfect dessert for little hands to help with in the kitchen! Whether your apple crisp recipe was passed down through generations or just found on Pinterest, it’s sure to be a family pleaser!

Decorate Pumpkins

There are so many kid-friendly ideas out there on how to decorate your pumpkins you picked! Carving fun designs is always a classic activity, but if you prefer to skip the mess, painting your pumpkins is a fun alternative! Let your little one stretch that creative muscle and enjoy the spooky designs they create! Don’t forget the camera!

Enjoy a Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte

Does anything say “fall is here” quite like a PSL? I don’t think so! Skip the caffeine to make this one kid-friendly without sacrificing the taste! Double up on the whipped cream to make it extra yummy.

Have a Festive Movie Night

Snuggle up with your pumpkin spice lattes, a blanket, and the kids for the ultimate fall movie night! There are so many great fall movies for kids out there (The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, anyone?), your little's will have the best time deciding what to add to the movie night list!

Attend a Local Fall Festival

Most towns offer a fun, fall-themed festival each year that makes a perfect way to spend a weekend with the family! Enjoy all the sights, smells, and yummy treats as you make your way around the grounds. Hit up the craft shows for inspiration for your next fall activity night!

Make Hand-print Turkeys

This classic craft has been done by so many generations over the years, and now it’s your turn! Not only will your little ones love the fun activity, you’ll have an adorable reminder of this sweet age. Now that’s fridge-worthy!

Tell Stories by the Fireplace

Nothing is better than a roaring fire on a chilly, fall evening! Make it more special by gathering the family around and telling stories! Keep them light and fun for the little ones, or add a bit of spooky storytelling as they get a little older!

Every season with kids is such an adventure, and fall is no exception! I hope you join me and my son this season with our festive fall activity bucket list!