4 Ways to Entertain Littles in The Fall

Fall is here. And with fall, comes business. School begins again and so do soccer practices, piano lessons, holidays, not to mention chilly weather days. With everything going on, family time can become scarce and you might be looking for things to do other than watch the entire kids section of Netflix. We’re here to help. Take a look at some of the fall family fun ideas we’ve come up with below. Got a few of your own? Share them with us over on Instagram!

Go on a hike

Yes, it might be a bit chilly outside, but climbing that hill, especially if you’re baby carrying, will be sure to pump up your body heat. One of the best things about hikes it that they’re entertaining for everyone. Your kids will love showing you every single new leaf they find along the trail and your love for nature and fresh air will be renewed once more while you trek through the trees. Best of all, the kids will be quite ready for naptime when you get home. Win, win.

Start a fire

Preferably, outside. In a pit. While you might have to be extra attentive to the kids for this one, they’ll go to bed remembering how awesome their parents are for letting them roast marshmallows and eat one too many s'mores before bed. How awesome is it that you can cook food in something other than a microwave?!

Paint pumpkins

Sure, carving might be more authentic, but we know that’s not happening. Grab a couple old towels, lay them in the yard and set up a painting station complete with smocks (aka old t-shirts) paint brushes, paints, and let them have at it! When everyone is finished with their creation, set the pumpkins on display on the front step and head in for some hot cocoa.

Make a leaf garland

Psssst. Looking for a craft without the mess that your littles will still be super proud of? Here’s one: First, grab some thread. Then, attach it to something pointy. A large sewing needle or small knitting needle would probably work- parent supervision required. If your kids like to feel super autonomous, try simply tying the thread to a smallish stick. That’ll work. Then, make of game of finding the biggest, most colorful leaves and hang it over the front (or back- no judgement) door to display for everyone to see!


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Chelsea Damon is a writer and a mama who is passionate about coffee, joyful marriages, healthy lifestyles, and Dwell + Slumber! You can read more of Chelsea's writing on her blog, Living the Sweet Life.