Fall is such a lovely time of year. The weather and the colors make for beautiful photographs and even more beautiful memories.
Even if your little one is too little to really enjoy fall, it’s still nice to get out and celebrate the change of season. And if you’ve got a toddler, well, activity ideas are always welcomed!
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Here’s some fall-themed ideas for your baby or toddler:
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Fall Craft Ideas
There are some amazing crafty people out there, thank goodness. It makes things easier for the rest of us!
I love making things, but coming up with what to make? That’s the hard part. And making it actually look good? Yikes, even harder.
But, here are some fun and easy craft ideas (I don’t think I’d even manage to mess them up).
Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders
This is a super simple DIY, but it looks so pretty. All you need is:
Paint a Pumpkin
Paint + Pumpkin = fun! Whatever color or design takes your fancy!
Collect Leaves and Make a Collage
Those gorgeous fall leaves make perfect collage material. First you get to have fun collecting just the right leaves, then you can help your little one make a beautiful collage.
Paint With Vegetable Stamps (or Apple stamps)
Cut vegetables into shapes that your little one can press into paint and use as a stamper. Or you can simply cut an apple in half to make a natural apple shape.
Get Out and About For A Day Trip
Getting out with the family and enjoying time together is a great way to make memories. The perfect place to visit in fall?
Why not try…
- The Pumpkin Patch
- An Apple Orchard
- A leafy park
Make it a great day out with the family by bringing along a picnic lunch. Be prepared to collect some beautiful fall leaves to take home with you and maybe even a pumpkin or two!
Rake up the leaves and let your little one play with them. Babies will enjoy the sensory experience and toddlers will enjoy romping through the piles of leaves!
Inside and Quiet
Share some fall-themed books with your little one. You might take a trip to the library first and pick some out together!
Another great idea for inside play is making slime! Check out these edible slime recipes that are perfect for babies and toddlers to play with. It’ll keep them entertained for ages!
Have a fall feast! Break out the pumpkin spice and make pie. Let your little one help you in the kitchen for a fun (and messy) time.
Here are some recipes to get you started:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
- Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Over to You
What are you going to be doing this fall? Let us know if you’ve got any fun trips planned!