30+ of the best activities indoor to do in the Fall with Kids. A creative collection of fun ideas to keep you and your little one busy all fall.
Fall is the best time of year to get outside and plan activities with your kids. The winter is coming and doing outdoor activities is going to get more challenging (although still completely do able). But the colours and sights that fall brings is unparalleled all year.
Nature is bursting with colour and bounty and to help you get the most out of your fall, I have put together a list of some indoor and outdoor activities you can do with your kids this fall. From picking apples to making apple crafts, to glow in the dark bowling to baking bread in a bag! Check out this must-do list of amazing activities for Fall.
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30+ Fun Things to Do This Fall with Kids
- Build a Leaf Maze in your backyard or even at the park with the neighbours using fallen leaves and your imagination!
- Go Apple Picking.
- Make A Festive Corn Craft. Use a potato masher or bubble wrap to make a corn craft.
- Paint with mini pumpkins. Tape a sheet of paper to bottom of a large Tupperware container, add mini pumpkins and some drops of washable kids paint and roll and paint with the pumpkins.
- Make a unique looking turkey feathers for a turkey craft using a salad spinner!
- Do a Corn Maze. You can tack this on to a visit to an apple orchard if you’re lucky or head to a farm that has one.
- Scoop Some Pumpkins. Grab some mini pumpkins and place them in a sensory bin (large under the bed storage container). Add some water, bowls, large spoons and a soup ladle.
- Make delicious bread in a bag! Yup you read that right! It’s surprising delicious and the perfect way for kids to make bread this fall.
- Make a Creative Apple Craft using items from your kitchen and craft drawer. For these apples you’ll need wax paper, construction paper and paint.
- Glow in the Dark Bowling. Grab 6 large plastic bottles and place a few glow sticks inside. Line the bottles up outside on the grass in the evening or in a dark room such as in a basement. Invite your child to use a ball to knock down the pins using a ball! Great fun for the entire family!
- Rescue Thanksgiving Dinner. This is one of our favourites sensory bins every fall. You’ll need a sensory bin (or large storage container), add all your play good that you and your family normally would have during Thanksgiving. Items like vegetables, chicken (for Turkey), desserts. Then place washi tape or painters tape across the bin in a web pattern. Hadn’t your little one tongs and let them try and reduce the dinner without touching the web!
- Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt. Grab a free printable from here.
- Make A Halloween Craft out of leaves. Head outside and gather up some freshly fallen. Use them to make a witch, spider or pumpkin!
- Apple STEAM using Magnets. Play with magnets and pipe cleaners. First craft some apples in different sizes and then pick or collect them from a sensory bin filled with rainbow rice!
More Fun Things to Do This Fall with Kids
- Go to the Zoo.
- Sink of Float Fall Science Experiment. Ever wonder what items from your Thanksgiving dinner would sink or float? I know me too! Well, even if you haven’t this sink of float Thanksgiving activity is a great way to learn about density and incorporate healthy foods for Thanksgiving.
- Make A Halloween spider Web Craft to hang in your window using contact paper and tissue paper. This is a great activity that makes a colourful Halloween decor for your child’s window!
- Do A Fall Photo Shoot. Whether you hire a professional or grab a tripod and set your camera on remote, taking a few intentional shots with your crew this fall is. A great way to get out into nature. Go on a hike and find the perfect spot or use your a location you know will have maximum foliage with brilliant fall colours.
- Make Fall Playdough. The Fall is the perfect time to make your own play dough. Use this easy no cooking recipe. Take a portion of the play dough to use in a texture play dough activity.
- Go pick your own pumpkin. Head out to your local farm and pick out the perfect pumpkin or one that is not so perfect but still needs a home! While you are there take in the sights and sounds.
- Make Your Own Haunted House. Build your own haunted house using a large cardboard box. Paint it black and then decorate it using stickers, paper and fake cobwebs and other Halloween decorations!
- Visit your local amusement park and enjoy their fall themed decor and rides.
- Go on a Hay Ride.
- Make Some Fall Slime. The time to make slime is pretty much always but if your not into making slime with your little ones, fall is a great time to try your hand at. Check out these fun fall themed slime recipes.
- Play with Acorns. Go outside and collect some acorns then bring them inside and use them to paint, bury, slide and craft! Check out more ways to play with acorns here.
- Make Glow in the Dark Slime.
- Make A Jack-o-Lantern Sensory Bin: Colour some rice orange using this recipe and then use clear plastic containers to let your little one scoop and pour to create a pumpkin.
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Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!
Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers
There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!
But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.
Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again!
These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!
Click here for more information: Play2Learn
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.