A simple Fall bucket list for toddlers, preschoolers, and families!
Here’s a secret I’ve learned from my years of parenting: Fall activities don’t have to be super fancy, cost loads of money, or take you days to prep. Here are my favorite 20+ Fall bucket list ideas for toddlers and preschoolers – that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
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Fall memories do not have to be expensive
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 kids 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.
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Stick this activity bucket list on your fridge and when you find yourself stuck this Fall – have a peak and hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what to do that day.
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 and Preschoolers
- Give a pumpkin a bath
- Play hide and seek with flashlights
- Go on a nature walk (bring a bag for treasures!)
- Paint rocks for neighbors
- Have a pajama party (and watch a new-to-you movie)
- Bake cookies for a friend (my favorite chocolate chip recipe)
- Host a virtual or in-person costume party (before Halloween)
- Paint leaves, sticks, & pine cones – make a collage
- Visit a farm
- Make a giant, epic fort
- Go for a walk in the rain
- Paint a pumpkin with washable paint (then give them a bath)
- Make bread in a bag
- Build a sensory bin with pumpkin guts
- Make a pine cone bird feeder
- Drive to a construction site, have a car picnic, and water
- Make fall holiday cards to mail to friends and family
- Make homemade play dough (bonus points if it’s fall scented)
- Have an indoor picnic on a stormy day
- Do a glow stick bath (turn on some music for a real party)
- Cover the floor with pillows, cushions, and blankets for a comfy nest for reading
- Do nature pressings or rubbings