Aug 22, 2012

100+ Fall Activities and Crafts for Kids- Our Bucket List

It is so hard to believe that Summer is coming to an end.  It really did fly by this year!  As much as I adore Summer , I do LOVE the Fall!  There are so many fun Fall activities and crafts! I can't wait to cram as many of them as possible into our season! To help us do just that, I created a bucket list of all the fun Fall activities I want to do with Rosie and Jewel.

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Leaves ~~~~~~~ Leaves ~~~~~~~ Leaves

Leaf Drawing and Doodling  -The Artful Parent

Fall Leaf Drawing and Doodling

Have fun with Outdoor Autumn Leaf Art  -The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Make Autumn Land Art  -Lil Fish Studios
Autumn leaf threading  -Picklebums
Make a fun Leaf Maze  -Gratefully Growing in Grace
Autumn Cork Painting  -The Picky Apple


fall painting activity

Make Leaf Sugar Cookies  -Happy Little Messes
Make Shaving Cream Painted Leaves - Little Wonder Days
Have fun with Leaf Painting  -Kids Fun Science
Play in the Leaves- one of my favorite Fall activities!  The girls had so much fun last year!

playing in the leaves

Make Tie Dye Coffee Filter Leaves  -The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Make Leaf Crowns  -Elsie Marley
Make a Wind catcher with Leaves   -Centsational Girl
Make Stain Glass Leaves  -Mom on Time Out
Autumn Leaves Stained Glass  -The Artful Parent
Make Leaf animals with the girls  -Workshop for Children

leaf art fall activity


Apples ~~~~~~~ Apples ~~~~~~~ Apples

Make Apple Smiles  -Mom to Posh Lil Divas
Go Apple Picking for Literacy  Growing a Jeweled Rose

apple picking for literacy Fall activity


Make Apple Sauce  -Creative with Kids
Make Cereal Box Apples  -No Time for Flash Cards
Make Caramel Apples  -Cooking Light
Make this Apple Lacing Craft  -No Time for Flash Cards
Whip up a batch of Apple Scented Cloud Dough  Growing a Jeweled Rose


Apple scented cloud dough apple activity


Go Bopping for Apples  -About.com
Actually Go Apple Picking  -Pick Your Own
Create a fun any yummy game with Apple Taste Testing  -Mom to Posh Lil Divas
Make Apple Print Pumpkins  -Mom in Madison
Have fun on a rainy day with Indoor Apple Picking  -Inner Child Fun

apple picking fall activity


Make Crock Pot Apple Sauce  -Mommy makes it Better
Make a 3D Apple Tree  -Inner Child Fun
Get Creative with an Apple Themed Bath  Growing a Jeweled Rose

Pumpkins ~~~~ Pumpkins ~~~~Pumpkins

Get lots of cute Fall photos!  Here is one of my favorites from last year!


cute pumpkin photos this Fall

Paint pumpkins- there are so many fun ways to paint pumpkins.  Here is one example from Tinkerlab
Play Pin the Face on the Jack-0-Lantern  -Little Birdie Secrets
Pumpkin Golf  - Growing A Jeweled Rose


Halloween games with Pumpkin Golf

Fall Stamping with Pumpkins  -The Little People Place
Make soda bottle pumpkin lanterns  -Living at the Whitehead's Zoo


Explore with Pumpkin Hammering  -My Montessori Journey
Make Paper Bag Pumpkins  -Mess for Less
Make a Cinderella Pumpkin Lantern  -Create with Your Hands
Erupting Pumpkins Experiment  -Growing A Jeweled Rose


volcanic eruptions experiment for kids Halloween activity

Create salt art pumpkins  -Creatively Blooming
Make pumpkin and ghost decorations out of recycled bottles  -Craft to Art
Make Pumpkin Night Lights for the girls  -Domestic Goddesque 
Potato Pumpkin Printing  -Growing a Jeweled Rose


pumpkin prints fall activity


Grow a Pumpkin in a Pumpkin  -Growing in Pre K
Pumpkin Scented sand Play  -Growing a Jeweled Rose
Turn Pumpkin Carving into A Fun Puzzle Game   -The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Have fun with Pumpkin Bowling  -Jeanetics

Halloween bowling fun play activity

Go on a Pumpkin Hunt   -I heart Crafty Things
Make Beaded Pumpkins  -Naturally Educational
Make Pumpkin Masks  -Mama Smiles


~~~  Seasonal Treats I am Dying to Make ~~~

Make Orange Hot Chocolate with Halloween marshmallows - Home is Where the Boat is

yummy Fall recipe

 Apple Cider Pancakes  -Tokyo Terrace
Candy Corn Pudding  -Project Alicia
Pumpkin Spice Donuts  -Blue Eyed Bakers
Pumpkin and Cheese Spice Bread  -An Edible Mosaic
Apple Pie  -Moms Who Think
Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares  -Take Back Your Table
No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies  -Chocolate Covered Katie

Fall recipes and treats

Halloween Candy Bark  -Annie's Eats
Dangerously Delicious Pumpkin Roll  -Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Pumpkin Pie French Toast  -Closet Cooking
Roasted Pumpkin Soup  -Martha Stewart
Cinnamon Spice Muffins with Apple Pie Filling  -Still Waters

(I can't wait to make these treats with Rosie.  She is loving the kitchen right now.  So exciting!)

~~ Crafts ~~~~~  Crafts ~~~~~  Crafts~~

Make Egg Carton Spiders  -Sassy's Sanity
Make Handprint Spiders   -Mom to Posh Lil Divas
Halloween Shadow Makers  -Minieco.co.uk

Halloween shadow maker activity

Frankenstein Footprints  -Filth Wizardly
Make Footprint Ghosts  -Creatively Blooming
Glowing Pumpkin Jars  -Growing A Jeweled Rose


glowing pumpkin jars glow in the dark

Make Pasta Skeletons  -Martha Stewart
Make Cotton Ball Ghosts  -Happy Hooligans
Make Lil Wool Monsters  -Preschool Play

~~~~~~~ Sensory Activities ~~~~~~~

Make some Halloween themed sensory bags like our melting witch bag

Halloween activities Sensory bags Halloween fun


Make Ghost Mud  -Teacher Tom
Make pumpkin GOOP  -Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
Make Fall scented rice in a variety of scents



Make a Halloween Sensory Tub   -Counting Coconuts
I also really like this Apple Sensory Tub   -Pink and Green Mama
Pumpkin Scented Cloud Dough  -Growing A Jeweled Rose


Pumpkin scented cloud dough

Make Salt Dough Ghosts  -Disney Family Fun
Go on a walk in the dark and Carry Homemade Lanterns  -Adventures at Home
Make Pumpkin GOOP



Make Jelly Monsters to eat and and play with  -Mama Pea Pod
Pumpkin Scented Painting and Art  -Growing A Jeweled Rose
Experiment and create a Bubbling Brew  -Se7en

spooky sensory play

Make Cinnamon Autumn Play Dough  -Nurturestore
I also really like this Cinnamon Apple Spice Play Dough from Mom to Posh Lil Divas
Make Orange Slime  -The Chocolate Muffin Tree

For Fun ~~~~ Just for Fun ~~~~ For Fun 

Make a Kid Sized Spider Web  -Make and Takes
Play Don't get caught in the Spider Web  -Teach Preschool
Make Strawberry Ghosts  -Taste of Home
Play Pop Goes the Pumpkin  -Martha Stewart
Try Halloween Tin Foil Painting  -Strong Start
Go on a Halloween Egg hunt after making Skull Treat Boxes  -Martha Stewart

Halloween play activities for  kids

Halloween Egg Hunt  -Growing A Jeweled Rose
Wrap the girls up like mummies  -Teach Preschool
Make Ghost Lollipops  -Passion for Parties
Go to as many haunted houses as possible (that are age appropriate)
Create Witch Toiletries  -Silly Eagle Books
Halloween Egg Dying Fun  -Growing A Jeweled Rose


Halloween fun egg dying



Make Jello Worms  -Instructables
Make Monster Hands  -Scrumdilly Do
Bath Time Pumpkin Face Decorating  -Growing A Jeweled Rose
Make Potable Potions  -Not Just Cute

Halloween activities

I am so excited to try all of these fun Fall activities and crafts for kids!  I also can not wait to make all of the yummy treats and desserts!  I hope you find some fun ideas here to enjoy with your own little ones and help make the most of the fleeting Fall season!


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