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One of the most beautiful seasons, fall is on its way. Fall is a time for cooler weather and a break from the summer heat. As fall shifts in, there are plenty of free fall activities for kids you can do! Check them out below!
Free Fall Activities for Kids
Venture Out to the Trails
Crunch, crackle, munch…your kids will love the cracking noises as they trudge through a whimsical forest full of colorful scenes and crunchy leaves. Pick up some of your favorite leaves and take them home for a fun craft. This is also a great time for them to go on a nature scavenger hunt.
Take inventory of what you have in the house. Get a box and place all the junk, stuff you would normally throw in the trash, junk mail, paper, items with missing parts, and have your kids dig in the box to make a pumpkin. Other great ideas are making a pumpkin out of wine corks, and leaf paintings which make some great fall decor! There are plenty of great fall crafts that can be done!
If you have the supplies, your kids could even take this how to paint a pumpkin and make some great fall paintings for your house. You don't need a canvas, because cardboard would work great as well.
Jump in the Leaves
Ok, I know it's cliche, but it has to be listed. I think it's a right of passage for every kid to trample through the leave at least once in their life! Let the kids have fun try not o cringe as they toss them in the air and throw them at each other. Grab a camera and enjoy the amazing picture you will capture! Above is a picture of my oldest when he was tiny (I miss that age!) and he had a blast in one of the largest leaf piles I've ever seen (done by a neighbor for the kids!). Even though he is much older, this is still one of my favorites because of the memories attached to it!
Make Pumpkin Bags
Once you are done jumping in the leaves, pack them up in trash bags. You have to buy them anyway why not get the large orange pumpkin-looking ones and let the kids make huge pumpkins that will double as lawn decor for a bit? It will cut out the ‘I'm bored' whining and get some free labor to help with the yard work!
Make a Collection
With the leaves falling, there are plenty of things on the ground to find. Head outside to pick up fun rocks, colorful leaves, and acorns. Make a nature collection of everything you found outside on a fall day. This could be an ongoing activity that you could do each season and put into a book.
Go Out to the Fields
Apple picking and pumpkin patches are prevalent in the fall. Head out to an apple tree field or a pumpkin patch for a little lesson on agriculture and a lot of fun. You can even find free pumpkin picking and apple picking, too.
Plus after you get your kids nice and tired you can check out our free fall date night ideas.
What other free fall activities for kids do you love? Share your experiences in the comments below!