Ah, Fall! It’s almost here! Those crisp, clear sunny days. The vibrant colours. The crunch of leaves underfoot. We love playing outdoors in the fall! We’ve done some exceptionally fun fall activities right at home in our own backyard. There’s so much to see and learn and explore at this time of year. New colours and textures and treasures from the fields and gardens. Fall really is one of my favourite seasons for being outdoors with the kids.
Today, I’d love to share 10 of my favourite fall activities for kids to do in the backyard. Give some of them a try at home with your kids this year, and let me know how much fun you had with them! Additionally, if you have any favourite outdoor fall activities that you do with your kids, drop me a line in the comments! I’d love to try them here with the hooligans!
10 Fun Fall Activities for the Backyard
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Rake up a leaf maze or leaf labyrinth!
Pick up some decorative corn cobs for sensory play! This fine-motor activity keeps the hooligans busy for days on end!
Set up a fall sensory bin using found items and thrift-shop materials.
Fall play on a mirror! An display of autumn dollar store items is doubly interesting to explore when set up on a mirrored surface.
Collect a big bucket of chestnuts. Kids LOVE shelling them, and then using them for sensory play.
A corn and chestnut run will keep little ones entertained for hours!
Make a leaf slide!
Set up an invitation to play with sensory materials on a mirror under a canopy of leaves or the clear, blue sky.
Explore a variety of harvest items. The hooligans love dissecting sunflowers!
A nature table laden with gourds, candles, pinecones, bark and other natural element provides loads of discovery and learning.
Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many fun and wonderful ways to explore autumn with your kids right in your own backyard?
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.