7 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts / Outings for Families

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7 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts / Outings for Families

There was a little fall crisp in the air yesterday morning and I did my Fall Happy Dance, Y’ALL!!!  The time has finally come for us to embrace all the pumpkins and all those snuggly fall feels…

I thought I would put together a post with some fun fall-themed activities (hopefully a few even new to you!) you can try with your family!  Here goes… Happy Fall, Ya’ll 🙂

(1) Pumpkin Hunt – As it turns out, children love to hunt things all the time…not just during Easter…. 😉

You can find tiny plastic pumpkins at Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar Tree, etc. for practically nothing.  Encourage your kids to grab their Trick-or-Treat buckets and hunt for something much healthier than candy for a change!

(2) Thankful Board – LOVE this!  I found this exact Thankful board at Hobby Lobby, but you could VERY easily DIY this in under 20 minutes.

Teaching our children gratitude is something that can never begin too early.  The more we instill thankfulness in our babies, the more they will approach the world in kindness rather than expectation and entitlement later on.

Consider crafting or picking one of these up and each day, jot down what your family is thankful for.  It will transform your mindset in a hurry and over time cause us to remind ourselves of all the things we have to be grateful for.

“Thankful for” Board: HERE

(3) Pumpkin Patchin’ – This one is certainly not legendarily groundbreaking, but can be such a fun fall day for the fam!

Google pumpkin patches in your area because there is a good chance there is one (or several) close by that offer train or tractor rides, mazes, s’mores, face painting, games, inflatables, etc.

Make it a fall family day of fun tradition!

(4) Fall Themed Crafts – If you haven’t hit up your Hobby Lobby in a while, make a point to swing by there when you get a chance.

Each holiday season I always make it a point to stop in (obviously for all the incredible décor inspo), but also for the awesome children’s crafts!

All of these crafts are under $ 7 and they are 40 % off on top of that!  Can’t beat that!

Pilgrim Thanksgiving Table Craft: HERE

Turkey Craft: HERE

Acorn Craft: HERE

(5) Pumpkin Paintin’ Party – Again, not worthy of front page news, here.  But, nothing is cuter than watching your little Picassos create on the pumpkin they selected themselves! 

(6) Gratitude Tree –  Taking a nod from the Thankful Board I mentioned above, I discovered this gratitude tree in the Target Dollar Spot over the weekend!  I love the vision here.

The children can paint the wooden tree (at least 30 minutes of fun 😉 )  Then, over the next few weeks, encourage them to list something they are grateful for everyday and write it on a leaf.  Place the leaves on the tree and by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, they will have a beautiful tree full of thankful reminders!

(7) Cookie Decorating Party – You don’t have to wait ’til Christmas to decorate those cookies, friends.  Why not pick up some orange food coloring and go to town?!?  We have made this a family tradition and the whole family (even grandparents) join the fun!

What fun things do you do with your little ones during Fall?  Please share in the comments!

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much, Tiara! I agree with you – it is so tough to find activities for little ones these days, but I hope you and your kiddos have so much fun trying these out! I really appreciate you reading and hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. Ellen Fowler
    Ellen Fowler says:

    These are such cute ideas! I have a 6 month old and cannot wait to take her to the pumpkin patch and her have fun with it! And I may scoop that gratitude tree for next year. Great find in the always reliable Target dollar spot! 🙂

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Yes! The pumpkin patch is such a fun experience. So excited for you and your daughter’s first time there! And I totally agree with you on the Target Dollar Spot – you can always find a hidden gem there and most of the time several…haha! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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  2. Dada
    Dada says:

    Awwe your girls are so cute! What a fun activities you guys have! I agree that the kids lobe to hunt so this fall our activity had mostly been in the forest mushroom hunting!?

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much, Dada! That is so sweet of you to say! 🙂 And that is such a smart idea too with the forest mushroom hunting! My girls will hunt just about anything…haha! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great weekend!

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much, Natalie! I’m so glad you liked them 🙂 I really appreciate you reading and hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Ant
    Ant says:

    I really love the Thankful Board or making a tree with leaves saying what we’re thankful for. I think we’ll be doing those two this year. Great Thanksgiving party activity.

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Thank you so much! We thought the same thing – these would be so fun and meaningful for a Thanksgiving party activity! I really appreciate you reading and for you kind words. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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