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10 Fun Fall Activities for Toddlers

Can you believe fall is really here? In Texas, we have been sweating and paying outrageous electric bills for the last several months. All of a sudden, fall has swept in, blessing us with 80 degree weather allowing the kids to actually play outside. Starbucks is serving up pumpkin spiced lattes. The stores are now filled with pumpkins.

It’s time to get in the mindset of fall, before Christmas is here. Enjoy this season with your toddler. What better way than finding fall activities for toddlers that will help your little ones understand the season change.

10 Fun Fall Activities for Toddlers

  • Fall Activities for Toddlers 1 of 11
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    Celebrate the autumn season with these 10 fun fall activities for toddlers! Bonus: none include crafting!

  • Autumn Photos 2 of 11
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    One of my favorite things to do in the Autumn is to take the kids out and take photos. While not the intention, these are the photos that always end up on the Christmas card and in Christmas gifts. Our favorite setting is the pumpkin patch, where the kids can run and have fun.

  • Apple Picking 3 of 11
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    Fall is the time for apples! Find a local apple orchard in your area and pick some apples. Bring the apples home and make something yummy with your toddler.

  • Camp in the Backyard 4 of 11
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    Now that the weather is cooler, set up a tent and camp in the backyard. The cooler weather will make camping a lot more tolerable! Read stories with a flashlight. Roast s'mores over the grill. Make it a night that your toddlers will never forget.

  • Fall Scavenger Hunt 5 of 11
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    Use this photo scavenger hunt printable and take your toddler on a neighborhood scavenger hunt.

    Fall Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

  • Pumpkin Patch 6 of 11
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    Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, picking a pumpkin is a fun fall activity your toddler will love doing. Find a local pumpkin patch and make a day out of it. This is an annual tradition for our family. Each kid, regardless of age, enjoys this fall activity.

  • Leaf Hunting 7 of 11
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    Go on a leaf hunt! As the leaves change colors, spend some time finding leaves and talking about why they change colors. Bring along a big Ziploc bag and let your toddler bring home his favorite.

  • Go on a Nature Hike 8 of 11
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    Take your toddler on a nature hike. This would be a great time to do the leaf hunting. Point out the changing of the leaves. Find animals and insects. Enjoy the outdoors while the weather is perfect.

  • Local Football Games 9 of 11
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    I don't know if your town is anything like Friday Night Lights, but here in Texas local football is the thing to do.  Get your toddler into the spirit of local football. Instead of beer, bring juice boxes. Let your little one show some hometown high school spirit pride by decorating their face with face paint. This can be a tradition that goes on for years after they are a toddler and surely something they won't forget.

  • Visit the Library 10 of 11
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    Libraries are great for rainy days and when the weather is just too chilly to play outside. When visiting the library, check out these fall books for toddlers to help introduce your little one to the autumn season.

  • Fall Festival 11 of 11
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    Autumn is packed with fall festivals. Check your local calendars and take your toddler to a fall festival. There typically are fun activities specifically geared towards your little one.

What is Your Favorite Fall Activity?

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