Fall activities for toddlers are a great way to enjoy the season with your little! Fall is full of exciting things to experience with toddlers. Make sure you’re getting the most out of the season with these fall activities for toddlers!
I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite parts about having children is passing on traditions and creating our own. Each year I get more and more excited for the holidays since I know that any day Ryan is going to start really getting it and it will be so. much. fun.
My list of ‘must-do’s for fall each year is about a mile long, and this year is no exception. I want to take the boys to do all of the fun things fall has to offer, and I want to make sure I don’t forget a single one!
While this list is ‘for toddlers’, it obviously can be used for older kids (or just adults!) The list simply doesn’t include items that would be too old for a toddler, such as a haunted house.
Fall Activities for Toddlers
Make sure you grab the fall bucket list from the link above to keep track of all of the fun your family will have this season! Here are some of my favorite fall activities for toddlers.
The best thing, in my opinion, to do in the fall is to go pumpkin picking. Toddler or not, pumpkin picking is the epitome of fall activities. Choose a family farm with extra amenities – corn mazes, animals, and cider – and you’ll have the chance to knock a few extras off your fall bucket list.
Other fun fall activities for todders to do at a farm:
- Corn Maze
- Hay Bale climbing
- Corn Box
- Visiting the petting zoo
- Feeding the animals
- Silly photo ops
- Eating cider donuts
- Making cider at a cider mill
Jump in a Pile of Leaves
Rake all of the leaves into a big old pile for a favorite fall activities for toddlers – jumping in leaves! When they’re done, have them help out in throwing the leaves into the lawn bags.
Other fun fall activities for toddlers to do outside:
- Search for colored leaves
- Find and collect acorns and pinecones
- Talk about colors of trees
- Take a family hike
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Have your kids help you clean them off before adding the clean seeds and seasonings to an airtight container. Toddlers will love shaking the container and helping to lay them into a single layer before roasting.
Be careful with actually feeding them to your kiddos though. It really depends on the toddlers age, teeth, and eating skills to determine if roasted pumpkin seeds are a choking hazard to your child.
More fall recipes to try with toddlers:
- Pumpkin cookie dough muffins
- Healthy Apple Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
- Halloween Spaghetti
- Turkey Donuts
Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Let your toddler outside and choose a pine cone for this next fall activity for toddlers. (Use the backyard I spy printable to make it even more fun!)
Let your little spread nut butter or seed butter over the pine cone and then roll in bird seed. Add a string and hang outside where you and your toddler can watch birds and squirrels enjoy!
You can also do this with a cardboard toilet paper tube.
More DIY Fall Activities for Toddlers:
Go Apple Picking
If it’s early fall and you’re looking for some fall activities for toddlers, head to an apple orchard! Show your toddler where their food comes from, let them munch on an apple and grab them off trees, and take some pretty pictures. When you get home, turn those apples into apple sauce, pie, or just enjoy sliced with your kiddo.
More Apple Themed Fall Activities for Toddlers
- Try making a pie!
- Taste test different apples colors and flavors>
- Bobbing for apples
- Apple Stamping
- Try making apple sauce
Make a Turkey Hand Print
Is there anything more Thanksgiving than a hand turkey? These kind of fall activities for toddlers are usually the easiest but will be the kind that you’ll treasure as time goes on. Trace your littles hand and either paint it or let them go crazy with markers to make a fun turkey. If you’re extra brave, try painting their hand and pressing into the paper.
Other Thanksgiving Fall Ideas for Toddlers
- Turkey Donuts
- List what you’re thankful for
- Make Pilgrim hats
- Teach the meaning of Thanksgiving
Decorate a Pumpkin
As Halloween approaches, time to decorate pumpkins is here! With a toddler it’s a little more difficult since carving isn’t the safest. Observing isn’t usually much fun for a toddler, but there are tons of ways to get around that.
Have them paint a pumpkin, color with a marker, or use any of the fun pumpkin decorating kits available these days.
So tell me – do you live for fall? What’s on your fall bucket list? What are your favorites fall activities with toddlers? Let me know in the comments!
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Yay I do love fall too–I’m not quite there yet though since its still summer in my heart until the temps drop.
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
I am soooo the opposite! I try to hold onto summer and cringe at the first leaf. I think it’s because I dislike winter so much and that means it’s coming! But it is always fun once it arrives. Such a pretty time of year.
I was just thinking about fall coming soon the other day! I’m excited to do some things this fall, too. I hope to go to a local or local-ish farm for some pumpkins and apples. We missed it all last year and I’m really looking forward to it this year. Besides, now we have 2 little boys I want to know these fun kind of things! Plus, I always love our hikes and drives in fall too, with all the beautiful leaf changes! 🙂
Now I’m wishing I had a toddler! Lord willing I will have a toddler some day, and I can take all of your ideas, lists, and crafts and keep my toddler occupied and excited about each season. I just am in love with how excited you are about fall, cause I am too!
Really great tips! Excited my toddler is old enough this fall to do some of these fun things! I’m most excited for apple picking and hay rides!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This is such a cute idea!!!!!
Shannon @ Of The Hearth says
Cute! I’m hoping for my toddler to “help” prepare some Thanksgiving dishes. She’s into helping in the kitchen, so it’s a great time to do this.
What a cute printable! We love fall around our house, and it’s always filled with activities thanks to fall festivals, county fairs, and school fundraisers. If you ever find a place where the seasons are split 50% fall and 50% spring…let me know!
Meg @ The Many Little Joys says
I made a bucket list last year for fall, and loved making memories while checking off all the items. I REALLY don’t like winter, so sometimes fall gets tainted for me, but having a list of all the awesome things to do in fall kept it a fun season for me. I’m definitely doing a bucket list again this year!
Melinda Mitchell says
Thanks for the cuteness!
Lots of activities to choose from!
I saw you on Happy Blessed Home.
( Just a little note: I’m a senior, and your print is small, so it was hard to read.)
So cute! I love fall too! I hope you have a nice fall! Enjoy!! Thanks for linking up with share the wealth sunday blog hop
I love fall and all the activities, colors and smells that come with it! You created a great list!
Mother of 3 says
I love fall; usually my list consists of apple picking, hayrides, corn mazes, hiking, and driving around to look at the leaves.
We already have turning leaves here in Mass, but on Friday it’s going back up to 90. If it’s going to be Fall, it just needs to happen! I’m excited for the fall festivals in my area and of course, apple picking! If you live in New England, there’s no reason to not go apple picking with the little ones. Hope you and Ryan have a blast! Thanks for sharing on wonderful wednesday blog hop.
Sandra Garth says
I will share this with my son, he and his toddler will have a ball! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!
Such a sweet list! I can’t wait to get these things done with my kids! Thanks! I’m glad I found this on the Mommy Moments link up 🙂