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44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Families

An awesomely HUGE list of FUN things to do this Fall for kids and families!

It’s Fall! 

Time for all those favorite Autumn activities we all love to do — and it’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some time together as a family too! 

With such a great mix of nice weather, holidays, seasonal day trips and changes in nature, we always like to pull together an ULTIMATE list of Fall crafts & activities each year — some traditional things that our kids LOVE to do along with new ideas for outings or projects that might just become your next favorite family tradition!

And we’re including a FREE printable “Fun Things to Do in Fall” activity planner for you too!


Favorite Fall Activities for kids and families - traditions to start as a family!44 Fun Fall Activities for Kids & Families

There are just so many favorite things to do in Fall so I organized activities by category —

  • Indoor Activities,
  • Outdoor Fall Fun,
  • Halloween Activities &
  • Fun Things to do for Thanksgiving

The blue links will take you to sites with resources and more ideas for Autumn!  PLUS, we’ve included crafts, family outings, ideas for volunteering, seasonal ways to celebrate and affiliate links to a few of our Fall favorites too!


Outdoor Fall Activities for Families

  • Go Apple Picking and then bring home your bounty and make something fun — apple crisp is our favorite!
  • Get lost in a Corn Maze — and while you’re there, snap a family selfie too.
  • Attend to a few chores — Rake leaves and jump in the pile (and then rake them up again 🙂  or have your kids create a leaf maze they can run through!

MORE OUTDOOR FUN  40 Outdoor Fall Games for Kids

Indoor Activities for Autumn

  • Cuddle up under some warm blankets with some great fall books! Actually, we love to do this outside too 🙂
  • Create some beautiful Fall Texture Art using items you have from around the house!
  • Draw a map of the neighborhood and plan out your trick or treat route 😉

 MORE INDOOR IDEAS:  55 Fall Printable Games & Activities


Fun Fall Activities for all ages

Halloween Activities for Kids, Tweens, Teens & Adults

  • Plan a Halloween themed dinner one night — have everyone wear their costumes too!
  • Do Halloween Mad-libs together!!  (this is a favorite dinner activity for us – TONS of laughs!)
  • And then toast pumpkin seeds!  We love to try different flavors — our favorite is a little butter with cinnamon, salt & spices.
  • Go on a ‘haunted’ hayride — there are scary and not-so-scary ones you can find near you.
  • Show your kids how to do the Monster Mash or dance to Thriller!

 MORE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES:  31 Free Printable Halloween Crafts & Games


Fun things to do in Fall -- Autumn activities for families!

Fun Family Activities for Thanksgiving

  • Share family stories!  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to focus on extended family and kids just love to hear stories and see old photos of their relatives.
  • Watch the Thanksgiving Parade together & choose which is your favorite float or balloon.
  • Make Handprint Turkeys (always a classic and a fun way to see how big the kids grow each year 🙂

MORE THANKSGIVING IDEAS: 10 Printable Thanksgiving Games for Families




Use this FREE printable Fall Activities Planner page to jot down all your favorite items — enjoy the season!


Getting ready for the holidays?  Try these ideas —  25 Ways to Slow Down & Enjoy the Holidays

Things for families to do this Fall