10 Fantastic Outdoor Fall Activities for Kids

The weather is getting cooler, but there is still plenty of time to get outside and have some Fall fun before the snow flies.  So, today I am sharing a little collection of my favorite outdoor Fall activities for kids.

Here are 10 of my favorites:  
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1) Go Geocaching - What could be more fun than a high tech treasure hunt?  Click here to find out everything you need to know to get started.

2) Make Bird-feeders - Spend an afternoon outside crafting a tasty treat for your feathery friends.  You can find full instructions for three different types of bird-feeders here.

3) Head out on a Scavenger Hunt  - Looking for a simple scavenger hunt that even little kids can take part in?  You can download a free printable scavenger hunt here and here.

4) Fly a Kite - What's more fun a windy Fall day than flying a kite?  Buy a pre-made kite, or make your own (from a paper bag) following the tutorial that you can find here.

5) Fly Paper Airplanes {in the yard} - Using the tutorial you can find here, make some paper airplanes and head outside to let them soar.

6) Ride Bikes - Fall is the perfect time to squeeze in a few more bike rides.  And... for little ones that are ready to tackle a two wheeler, now is the perfect time to teach them.  With a summer of bike riding behind them, they'll be confident and ready to learn.  Here are some tips on teaching children to ride a two wheeler.

7) Go for a Hike - There is no better way to enjoy nature than a nice hike, and if you want to collect treasures along the way, you can find a tutorial for a DIY bucket here.  Then, click here to find out how you can use some of the treasures you find to create your own unique nature artwork.  

8) Go on a Backyard Safari - What could be more fun than running around the backyard in search of wild animals?  Click here to find out how easy it is to plan a backyard safari for your little ones.

9) Visit a Pumpkin Patch - An annual trip to a pumpkin patch is lots of fun, and is a great family fall tradition.  You can read about our pumpkin patch adventures here.

10) Jump in Leaves - What could be more simple and more fun?  Rake up a bunch of leaves and jump in!

What is your favorite outdoor fall activity?  Did it make my list?

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy


  1. What a fun list! Can't wait til my boys are a little older :)

  2. I'm going to try out one of your ideas! I like the bird feeder one and I'll engage my son to participate. We have a lot of birds anyway that we feed seed to - this might be an extra-special treat for them. Cheers.

    1. I love it when people are inspired by one of my posts. Have fun with your little one!

  3. You have such great, creative and fun ideas :)

  4. We've done pumpkin picking too, which is quite a rare thing over here in the UK! Just need to find a dry pile of leaves to jump in, it's been quite wet lately!

    Popping over from The Outdoor Play Party.

  5. Great list! I have a family fall bucket list and several of these things are on it. I need to remember Geocaching though. We've never done it but it sounds like so much fun! Stopping by from Many Little Blessings.

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