I love autumn, maybe it’s because it’s when my birthday is (you do that too, right?), maybe it’s the changing colours or the excuse to live in a cardigan (pretty much my life anyway) but it is basically awesome. Last year I wrote up a list of advent calendar activities for kids and as I love the idea of making an effort to do something fun with the kids everyday I’m today sharing a month of fun autumn activities for kids. Of course, you don’t need to do something every day (please don’t feel like you have to go foraging if you break your leg or something!) but it’s a great way to encourage yourself to celebrate and enjoy the seasons with your kids.
31 Days of Autumn Activities for Kids
You’ll find the link to the free printable for this list at the end of this page but I’ve also written them all out as there are some activities I thought you might want all the details for too. This is is an old post that I’d almost forgotten about, but re-finding it this morning and seeing how popular it had been I thought I’d re-share it as it’s a great list to refer back to. Since it is a bit old I’ve shared loads more autumn themed activities since I originally shared this and you’ll find a few of our favourites at the end of this post.
Want to remember all these ideas but you’re not next to the printer right now? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin it for later!
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Day 1 Collect pinecones and make a garland with them
Day 2 Make cinnamon and ginger cloud dough
Day 3 Make leaf monsters – add googley eyes and draw faces onto autumn leaves
Day 4 Go for a walk in the woods
Day 5 Make autumn scavenger hunt playdough
Day 6 Paint pumpkins
Day 7 Go foraging for blackberries
Day 8 Do leaf rubbings
Day 9 Put your wellies on and go splash in puddles
Day 10 Eat soup
Day 11 Collect conkers and play with them
Day 12 Go to an orchard and pick apples
Day 13 Make a painting with acorns
Day 14 Eat toffee apples
Day 15 Make play dough acorns
Day 16 Go to a Harvest Festival Celebration and take along some food to donate
Day 17 Make leaf lanterns
Day 18 Make apple crumble
Day 19 Use autumn leaves, conkers and sycamore seeds to make an autumn themed ice tower excavation
Day 20 Fly a kite
Day 21 Use sticky back plastic to make these autumn trees
Day 22 Make popcorn
Day 23 Go on a photowalk hunting out all different colours
Day 24 Grab a free scavenger hunt printable and see how many you can find
Day 25 Go jump in piles of leaves
Day 26 Make autumn leaf suncatchers Check out the video below or follow the link for the written instructions.
Day 27 Make an apple pie sensory bin
Day 28 Snuggle down under blankets and watch a film while drinking hot chocolate
Day 29 Eat corn on the cob
Day 30 Make a paper plate autumn tree
Day 31 Go to a farm and pick a pumpkin
Want to make it easier to remember all these? I’ve made a free printable for you to stick up on your fridge or wherever you need it – just click here to download it now!
If you like this why not grab my free printable of a month of fun Christmas activities for kids and keep the fun going!
More Autumn Activities for Kids
This colour mixing pumpkin activity is great for teaching mark making and forming letters too
Or for more excuses to get outside why not check out this round up of DIY birdfeeders the kids can make.
This round up of autumn activities for toddlers is great with over 40 fun ideas.