Fall has arrived! The weather has finally transitioned from scorching Texas heat to cooler weather and less daylight. With the shift into the seasons, activities for your kids need to shift too!
If you are stuck on what activities to do with your child(ren) this autumn, check out the list below!
Pumpkin Patch. Here in Texas, pumpkin patch season is usually the entire month of October. However, in other states across the U.S., pumpkin patch season lasts until Thanksgiving. Check your local area for any pumpkin patches. You can take cute photos with the pumpkins, take your child(ren) on a hayride, explore a corn maze, or possibly see some farm animals!
Pumpkin carving. This activity is not subjected to just Halloween. Pumpkins are the fall fruit that extends throughout the entire season! You can find carving tools and stencils on Amazon, Target, or Walmart. (If you have a Michael’s in your area, they have these supplies as well!).
Autumn Leaves Collecting. This was my favorite activity growing up. Every year, my mom would take me and my siblings around our backyard (and neighborhood) to find the prettiest fall leaves. Once we collected our favorite leaves, we would glue them on construction paper, laminate them, and hang them on the fridge. This activity is the perfect amount of quality time and arts and crafts for kids of all ages.
Cookie decorating. The majority of kids LOVE cookies. I know my little does! This activity is so much fun, especially for toddlers. You can purchase refrigerated cookies, buy cookie mix, or make them from scratch. Get some holiday-themed frosting (Pilsbury ALWAYS has this with sprinkles) and let your kiddo(s) go to town with decorating! Allow your child(ren) to be as creative as they like and then after admiring their work, let them eat their art.
Hand turkeys. This is a classic. All you need is construction paper, scissors, crayons/markers, and glue. You can also purchase googly eyes and feathers at your local craft store. Have your child trace their hand and cut it out. Please assist with younger kids that are not able to use scissors. Then, cut out legs, feet, hats, or anything you would like to use to decorate your turkey.
These activities are perfect for the season and encourage lots of creativity for children of all ages. If you have any other ideas, feel free to comment!