A simple Fall bucket list for toddlers!
Even with these fun Fall days upon us, it’s still easy to get stuck on what to do with our toddlers. Here’s a secret: Fall activities don’t have to be super fancy, cost loads of money, or take you days to prep. Here are my favorite 25 Fall bucket list ideas for toddlers (download the free printable at the end of this post).
There can be so much pressure to make Fall memories, especially expensive or elaborate ones like pumpkin patches and hayrides. I love a good pumpkin patch but those places can be pricey. And they take a lot of pre-planning. And toddlers don’t always cooperate even when you spend money and put in a lot of effort. My fall bucket list is filled with cheap, simple ideas that will make lovely memories and help you make it to nap time with all your sanity left.
Print out this Fall Bucket List!
Stick this activity bucket list on your fridge and when you find yourself stuck this Fall – have a peak and see what I’m (most likely) also doing. The link to the printable list is at the bottom of this post.
These aren’t earth shattering ideas or anything rocket science, but we all know that sometimes, even the simplest ideas escape us when we are faced with the dreaded “what are we going to do today?” question.
Some of the activity ideas in this list are linked to corresponding blog posts – definitely click thru for more direction.
Fall Bucket List for Toddlers
- Give a pumpkin a bath
- Play hide and seek with glow sticks
- Go on a nature walk
(bring a bag for treasures!)
- Paint leaves you collect from outside
- Stay in pajamas all day
- Jump in a pile of leaves
- Host a Halloween cookie decorating party
- Go on a walk in the rain
- Practice gluing with fall leaves
- Visit a farm
- Make a fort on a rainy day
- Dissect an apple then make stamp art with it
- Visit the library
(bonus points if it’s for story time)
- Make a fall tree art project
- Have an indoor picnic on a stormy day
- Play with pumpkin guts in a sensory bin
- Visit a fire station
- Make cookies for the neighbors
- Jump in puddles
- Make a pine cone bird feeder
- Help rake leaves
- Visit a construction site
- Make a Halloween or Thanksgiving card to send to Grandparents
- Paint a pumpkin
- Make homemade play dough (bonus points if it’s pumpkin scented)
Need even more fall activity ideas?
Check out this awesome round-up of 50 Fall activities for toddlers.
What’s on your fall bucket list?