Five Fun Fall Activities For Children


Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer 

It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the fall season and that before long (if not already!) we will be bombarded with all things Christmas related. But, today, I wanted to share about some of our very favorite fall things to do with our daughter, Abigail.

This time of year is perfect for being outside all day long! The crisp autumn air, the bright sun, the sights and sounds of fall, all make for a wonderful outdoor experience. There are SO many fun things that you can do, but here are just a few of our favorites! So, without further ado, I give you:

Five Fun Fall Activities For Children 

1. Visit A Pumpkin Patch 

The one thing we always make sure to do in the fall is to visit our local pumpkin patch! It may be small and quaint, but we love walking around and selecting our pumpkins and mums, taking a small hay ride, capturing a few special moments on our camera, and letting the farmers teach our little girl all about pumpkins. 

Day 2 Day Joys Pumpkin Patch

2. Watch An Outdoor Movie 

This has been a new addition to our family fun, but recently my husband, Jim, acquired a small projector to play movies on. We set up a comfy place to sit in the backyard, hang up a big white sheet, and enjoy making our very own drive in of sorts in the back of our house! Projectors are pretty easy to rent and borrow, so I highly suggest getting your hands on one and giving a backyard movie night a try this fall! 

3. Backyard Camping

If you’re already in your backyard for a family movie night, why not also set up a tent and have a camp out as well? I’m not much(read: NOT AT ALL) for camping, but if the weather is right and my own personal bathrooms are close, you can get me out there 😉 

Day 2 Day Joys Camping

4. Play In The Leaves

We aren’t fortunate(or are we? enough to have large trees in our yard capable of being piled up and raked, but Grandma’s house sure does! There isn’t anything more quintessential childhood than running and jumping and burying yourself in a massive pile of leaves.  

5. Roast S’mores

And of course, what is fall without a roaring bonfire, toasted marshmallows, and s’mores to enjoy? Getting sticky, sweet, and messy together make some of the most fun memories!

Day 2 Day Joys Smores

This is my list, but I would love to hear yours! So tell me, 

What are some of your favorite fall activities to do with your kids? 

About Courtney

Courtney is a former hair stylist turned stay at home mama living in Joplin, Missouri with her husband, Jim and their two little girls, Abigail & Mabel. She can't function without her daily vanilla latte and regularly shares the ups and downs of every day life on her blog A + Life. There you'll find everything from Abigail antics and homeschooling, to DIY and home decor, secondary infertility and loss, reviews of Courtney's favorite products, a lot of laughter, a bit of sarcasm, a bunch of grace, and a whole lot of family.


  1. I love these ideas Courtney! We just has some stores yesterday! 🙂


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