Thanks to Vuly Play for sponsoring this post and encouraging families to get outdoors.
As the weather cools off it seems like the kids start spending more time indoors and it’s harder to get them to go outside when they have to bundle up. There is lots of fun to be had outside in the fall season though so I’ve created a list of ideas to get children out of the house and excited to go enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Here are some fun things that families can do outdoors together during the fall:
Go on a bike ride
Hop on your bikes and go for a bike ride around your neighborhood or on a local trail.
Play a game of pickup football in the backyard.
Jump in a leaf pile
Rake up the leaves in the yard and jump in the leaf pile before cleaning them up.
Go camping in your backyard or at a local campground.
Visit a pumpkin patch
Visit your local pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins together.
Have a movie night outdoors
Project a movie onto a sheet or the side of your house and have an outdoor movie night cuddled under a pile of blankets.
Take a hike
Go on a nature hike to enjoy all the pretty autumn colors. Kids can even make a nature journal to write in during the hike.
Stuff a scarecrow
Get some old clothes and newspaper and build a scarecrow to put on your front porch.
Visit a fall fest
Visit a local zoo or children’s farm’s fall fest.
Lay out some newspaper and carve your pumpkins. Younger kids may enjoy painting pumpkins instead.
Have a bonfire
Have one final bonfire for the year (and don’t forget the s’mores!)
Go geocaching as a family and see if you can find a hidden treasure nearby.
Go on a scavenger hunt
Wait until it’s dark and then go on a flashlight scavenger hunt in the backyard. You can also do a flashlight candy hunt as an alternative to Trick or Treating this year!
Go through a corn maze
Visit a corn maze and split up in teams to see which team can find their way out of the maze the fastest.
Make a birdfeeder
Make a pine cone birdfeeder and then watch the birds as they come to it.
Go on a leaf hunt
Search for leaves of all shapes and sizes and then make a leaf craft with the leaves you find.
Want more ideas for fall fun? Check out the Fall Bucket List I made several years ago!