Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

17 Fun Fall Activities

 

17 Fun Fall Activities

 

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When's the last time your kid looked under a rock? 

Fall is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the foliage, the weather and time with each other! 

Grab the kids and head out on a new fall adventure....

 

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1.  Go on a Hike

Explore the trails at your local park!  Grab your sneakers, some water and a fun trail mix -- then head outside!

 

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2.  Pick Apples

Spend an afternoon picking apples at a local orchard.  Then head home for some homemade apple pie!  You-pick farms are located throughout the world - find one near you.

 

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3.  Choose a Pumpkin

Head out to a pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin this year!  Let the kids crawl through and search for the perfect gourd.  Oh, and when you carve that jack-o-lantern, don't forget to toast the seeds for a yummy snack!

 

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4.  Look at the Foliage

Leaf peeping is a fall tradition!  Whether you decide to take a drive of a scenic area or hike through the woods, it's always wonderful to see the amazing fall colors.  Check your fall foliage report to see when colors are at their peak!

 

5.  Visit a Corn Maze

Get out and get lost at an area corn maze!  Kids will enjoy exploring the twists and turns as they try to master the maze.  Find one near you and go exploring.

 

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6.  Enjoy a Campfire

Cool nights, warm fire, s'mores....nuff said!

 

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7.  Learn to Canoe or Zipline

Fun activities for families -- do something adventurous this fall!  Check your local parks and rec department to see where you can rent a canoe, sign-up for a family canoe class or ride a zip-line.

 

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8.  Find a Fall Festival

Festivals abound in the fall - garden show, art festivals, parades and outdoor fairs! 

 

9.  Go Fishing

Always a fun pasttime, check out your luck at a local pond or lake. 

 

10.  Visit an Arboretum

See what's growing, turning colors or shedding it's leaves this fall at the arboretum or local gardens.  Many of these locations have wonderful walking trails, artwork and nature hunts for kids.

 

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11.  Head out to the Zoo

The cooler weather means more active animals.  If you enjoy seeing lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), visit your local zoo and see what the animals are up to this month.

 

12.  Spend a Day at the Parks

There's lot of green space, walking trails and things to do at your local park!  And kids love to view wildlife -- why not explore a new park this fall.

 

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13.  Explore Close to Home

Just spending some time in your own backyard or neighborhood park does wonders when it comes to connecting with nature.  Let the kids look under rocks, roll down a hill or play in the leaves.

Or make your own Leaf Maze via Gratefully Growing in Grace

 

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14.  Stop by a Nature Center

One of the best places to explore what's going on with some of your favorite animal friends - nature centers and sanctuarys are hopping during the Fall season with many programs and workshops available.

 

15.  Take a Moon Walk

Make sure you head outdoors at night too!  Kids love the wonder of fall evenings.  Check out the Harvest Moon during the fall months or plan to take a Night Hike.

 

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16.  Go on a Creature Hunt

Animal-watching in the fun can be very entertaining.  Watching the squirrels hunt down nuts, listening for owls in the evening or watching for migrating animals (butterflies, geese, etc.) are very enjoyable ways to spend a relaxing afternoon.

 

17.  Create some Outdoor Art

Making something creative using natural items is so much fun for kids.  Try a few of these projects:

Create amazing Leaf Drawings with the Artful Parent

Structure a great Fall Mobile from Red Ted Art

Explore a little science with this Fall Nature Tray.

Or give your kids a BIG canvas outdoors!

 

Have a wonderful Fall season!!

~ Jacquie

 

 

 

 

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Comments

 
Guest - Karen Green on Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:53

Ooooo some inspirational ideas here! Thank you for joining our'Outdoor play link-up'! :)

Ooooo some inspirational ideas here! Thank you for joining our'Outdoor play link-up'! :)
Jacquie Fisher on Sunday, 16 September 2012 04:14

Hi Karen - thanks for your lovely comment - we LOVE outdoor play!

Hi Karen - thanks for your lovely comment - we LOVE outdoor play!
Guest - Allison on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:43

Whoa! Those pinkish leaves are gorgeous! There are many wonderful things about living in San Diego, but our lack of fall leaves bums me out a little. Great list! Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.

Whoa! Those pinkish leaves are gorgeous! There are many wonderful things about living in San Diego, but our lack of fall leaves bums me out a little. Great list! Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.
Guest - Gretchen on Saturday, 22 September 2012 20:42

I love these ideas - I just started a new link up and would love you to connect! http://www.simplejoyfulliving.com/2012/09/fall-connect.html

I love these ideas - I just started a new link up and would love you to connect! http://www.simplejoyfulliving.com/2012/09/fall-connect.html
Guest - JDaniel4's Mom on Friday, 28 September 2012 19:20

I will have to remember the dates for the harvest moons. They are really beautiful. We have a had a great time playing in the leaves at our house. ( The few that have fallen)

I will have to remember the dates for the harvest moons. They are really beautiful. We have a had a great time playing in the leaves at our house. ( The few that have fallen)
Guest - Natalie on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:46

Excellent ideas! We love being outside in fall - the weather here in CA is perfect for hiking.

Excellent ideas! We love being outside in fall - the weather here in CA is perfect for hiking.
Guest - Hannah @ Making Boys Men on Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:42

Great list of activities, we dont have pumpkin patches nearby us in the UK, but we love blackberry picking instead. Thanks for stopping by the Outdoor Play Party.

Great list of activities, we dont have pumpkin patches nearby us in the UK, but we love blackberry picking instead. Thanks for stopping by the Outdoor Play Party.
Guest - Anna @ The Measured Mom on Friday, 11 October 2013 18:17

I've been thinking that it's time to start hiking as a family -- as long as my husband's along to carry our 1 year old and help handle our 3 year old's whining :) I know the big kids would really love it. Thanks for linking up!

I've been thinking that it's time to start hiking as a family -- as long as my husband's along to carry our 1 year old and help handle our 3 year old's whining :) I know the big kids would really love it. Thanks for linking up!
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