Fall is here and school has started! But what about your toddler? If you’re a stay-at-home-mom, or even if you work, it can be hard to come up with activities to keep your little one entertained. It can be even harder to come up with outdoor fall activities for toddlers.
If you’re looking to cut down on screen time for your toddler, outdoor activities are a must. After all, no one likes being cooped up inside all day!
Being outside is good for everyone, toddlers included. Being outside gives your kids a chance to soak up the vitamin D they need, plus use some of that never ending energy. But really, where do they get all that energy?!
However, sometimes it can be hard to find things to do outside, especially when it starts to get a little chilly. To help remedy this dilemma, I’ve created a list of outdoor fall activities for toddlers. Some of these ideas your little one can do on his own in the backyard (with you around, of course), and others you can do together.
Outdoor Fall Activities for Toddlers
- Rake and jump in leaf piles
- Make s’mores (with supervision)
- Go to the park
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood
- Give wagon rides
- Collect leaves (unless your little one likes to eat them…)
- Visit the local farmer’s market
- Learn to play hopscotch
- Practice throwing a softball
- Practice kicking a ball
- Help pick up fallen sticks/twigs
- Look for bugs
- Independent play time (great for developing imagination!)
- Make a tent or fort using blankets
- Have a picnic (as long as it’s not chilly out)
- Look at the changing leaves
- Splash in puddles
- Visit a corn maze
- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Pick out pumpkins
- Swing in the backyard or playground
What about you?
What are your favorite outdoor fall activities to do with your toddler? Let me know in the comments below!