Fun Fall Activities

Fall is an exciting time of year. With the weather changes and a new school year beginning, the energy is almost tangible. Parents can give their children experiences to cherish with these fabulously fun fall activities {Tweet This}:

Our Favorite Halloween Ideas for Kids

I have a confession: Halloween is just not my favorite holiday. I don’t like scary things, I don’t like feeling scared, and I don’t like to see my kids looking scared. On the other hand, dressing up, candy, and all the games that go with fall and Halloween are fun. But even with those positives, I just don’t get as motivated to be creative for Halloween as I do for Christmas—my favorite holiday. So don’t feel guilty about not being into it. Not every holiday has to be a major overload; choose the holiday you love and go easy on the rest. {Tweet This} And if Halloween holds no appeal for you at all, focus on fall instead.

Do Not Open Until Halloween is Over!

Did you peek? Did you open this before Halloween was over? That’s okay, we really don’t mind. But if you did wait, we hope you made it through the day and evening without costume drama, cranky tears, or candy wars. In fact, the one thing I didn’t enjoy about Halloween when my kids were small was the battles over candy — who got what, their wanting to have it for breakfast, and the claims that “somebody ate my M&Ms.”

iSpy Fall Game and Fall Coloring Pages

What do your kids “spy” now that it’s Fall? Use our iSpy Fall Printable and send them on a visual treasure hunt! Give them the handout in the car and let them look for the items as you drive through town. Bring it to the grocery store and let them check off the items on the iSpy list while you shop. What will you spy while they spy? A child having some Fall fun!

36 Fall Activities for Families

There really is a change in the air when fall gets here, and it’s not just because the weather gets cooler. It’s more like a natural change of pace as we draw closer to the end of the year. And even though fall can be busy with school and other activities, there is so much to enjoy. Here are 36 fall activities for your family. 15 Simple Fall Crafts 7 Fall Traditions 10 Things to Do On a Fall Picnic 4 Family Activities to Fall Back Into

Free Fall Printable & Fun Family Traditions

What are your favorite fall traditions? Do you keep the fridge stocked with apple cider like I do? Do you burn autumn-scented candles like my sister does? Do you have an autumn recipe you only make after the weather has turned cooler? Traditions are a wonderful way to build memories with your children. Not only will your kids look forward to them each year, one day they’ll look back on them with fondness.

4 Things You Need to Fall Back Into

When you set the clock back earlier this week, what did you fall into? More computer time, phone time or TV time? Or, did you take advantage of the early sunsets to cozy up with your kids and have some extra family time? Let those darker evening skies inspire you to fall back into these 10 fun activities instead. And this weekend, make the most of that “extra hour” with an activity inspired by iMOM’s Family Fun Time Cards.

10 Things to Do on a Fall Picnic

Fall is in the air with cooler weather and the colors of outdoors changing. This time of year is a great time to take your family on a picnic and make some great memories which will last a lifetime. Memories your children will cherish because you made time to be with them. As you plan your next picnic, review this list of possible things to do.

Fun Fall Ideas and Traditions

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp air and getting cozy. When my husband and I first got married I used to love lighting spice candles and making comfort food for us for dinner. We used to put on some music, enjoy some Italian sausage soup, and dim the lights. Meanwhile, the sky outside would be getting dark early and we watched the orange leaves swirling around in the wind. It was wonderful. What do you love about this season? There are so many great fall ideas you can do with your family to make this time special.

15 Simple Fall Craft Ideas for Kids

There are the crafty and the crafty-nots. No matter which category you fall into, making something with your kids can be a great way to spend family time. So for the craft-doer and the craft-don’ters, we have 15 Simple Fall Craft Ideas for Kids.

5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day

Grandparents’ Day is a relatively new national holiday (President Jimmy Carter declared it so in 1978) but is an important tool for fostering the grandparent-grandchild relationship. And don’t feel limited to honoring your own relatives—you can show appreciation for other grandparents whose family lives far away! Check out these 5 fun Grandparents’ day activities.

3 Fun Halloween Games

If you want to mix in a little game playing with your trick or treating, we have three fun and easy games kids of all ages will enjoy. 1. Halloween Bingo.  It’s a spooky twist on an all-time game favorite. Have the kids yell “trick or treat!” or “boo!” when they get bingo.