Fall is such a great season, with beautiful weather, colorful leaves, and of course, pumpkin everything! This year, Livia is at a great age to start participating in all the fun that fall has to offer. I wanted to get the scoop on what activities are great to do with young kids this time of year, so who better to ask then my favorite fellow mom bloggers??
Check out what each of them had to say, and hopefully they can give you some inspiration for fun fall activities with your little ones! We are definitely going to try ALL of these!
Katie from Katie Did What
I love going pumpkin picking with my family! My little ones love pretending the pumpkins are little drums and tapping away. I love seeing the season through their eyes! It is such a joy and the perfect fall activity!
You can find find Katie on Instagram. Pictures of her family are the sweetest!
Corina from Now THAT I Can Do, Mama
Getting outside in the crisp fall sunshine is a favorite way to spend time with our toddler in the fall! I recently picked up a free local guide on fall activities in our county and penciled any free events into our calendar. So far we’ve enjoyed a local harvest festival at a local apple orchard where we went on a wagon ride through the pumpkin patch and orchard. It was so much fun!
You can find a free mom fashion printable from Corina here. Yes, please!!
Lindsay from Lindsay’s Sweet World
Here are a few traditions that are on our fall bucket list:
1. Attend homecoming events for my high school alma mater which will also be Jacob and Olivia’s alma maters!
2. Visit a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins
3. Go trick-or-treating on Halloween and then watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown when we get back home.
4. Play in the fall leaves and take fall foliage nature walks
5. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning.
Follow Lindsay on Instagram, she is as real as it gets, and quite hilarious!
Sarah from Sugar Maple Notes
My family loves to go and pick our own pumpkins! We live in Wisconsin which is filled with beautiful farms and amazing old barns. I love to support local farmers by heading to their farms and strolling through their fields with a wagon to hold our perfect pumpkins. Typically, we’ll get apple cider and some homemade treats to eat while we are there or to take home with us. And we never forget about feeding the goats if they have a few there!
We set our pumpkins out on the porch for display and when it’s close enough to Halloween we carve them and take out the pumpkin seeds to bake! We are all about food and treats in my family! I love to see them all litup with candles inside after we are done with our masterpieces.
You can follow Sarah on Instagram, her little girl is so adorable!
Kristie from Life As Mama Bear
Mess-Free Finger Painting – Place your pumpkin cut-out and a few drops of paint into a gallon size zip top bag. Seal it shut and squish, swirl, and mix the colors together! This is a great way for the littlest members of your family to get involved!
Old-Fashioned Finger Painting – Getting little hands right into the paint is a great sensory activity. I gave my daughter a few different tools to use and explore. She painted her pumpkins with great concentration! We painted the pumpkin cut-outs on a cookie sheet for easy clean-up!
Painting With Marbles – We put a few pumpkin cut-outs in a pan with marbles, added some paint and moved the pan around to create a cool pattern on the pumpkins. I love how these ones turned out! This technique is more suitable for the older kids (and adults!). We had a lid for our pan so our daughter could shake it!
You can get creative on how you display your works of art and enjoy the masterpiece you created as a family!
I love following Kristie on Instagram, you will too!
The following two moms are local to the area where I live, so if you are in central Illinois, these sound like great activities to check out! We will definitely be looking into these!
Courtney from Courtney Westlake: Blessed by Brenna
My absolute favorite fall activity for our family is enjoying an afternoon at the pumpkin patch! Our favorite pumpkin patch is Pumpkin Creek Farms in central Illinois – they have so many attractions for kids as well as a food stand with delicious treats like donuts, chili, pulled pork sandwiches, and apple cider slushies. My kids especially love playing in the corn bin, riding the train pull, exploring the corn maze and climbing the “hay-ground” (hay bale stacks with slides!)
You can find Courtney on Facebook and Instagram, or pick up a copy of her book on Amazon (or at Pumpkin Creek Farms!) She is such a great example of faith and strength. If you have not followed her family’s story, you need to!
Stacey from Perfectly Peyton
Fall is our favorite time of the year! From pumpkin patches to football and baking, our weekends are jammed packed. One of our favorite excursions was exploring Pumpkin Creek Farms. The local pumpkin patch has so many activities for children! My daughter is a 3-year-old and loved playing in the corn bin, taking a train ride and checking out the rows of pumpkins in the filed.
As die-hard football fans (college and professional), my husband and I try to pass along our excitement to our daughter. She has taken a liking to cheering for the teams and loves to jump up and down alongside us during exciting plays.
Finally, as the temperature has cooledoutside, we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen, whipping up baked treats and warm soup. It’s a great teaching opportunity. Peyton loves to help measure ingredients and mix, and of course lick the beaters when we’re done! We also use the kitchen to introduce her to new vegetables and foods that she might not normally eat. I find that getting her involved in the kitchen helps her to try new things.
Alright, there you have it, the ultimate fall bucket list from other mom bloggers. I can’t wait to get started on these fun activities! Comment below with any fall activities that you like to do with your family!