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15 family friendly fall activities (with your baby or toddler!)

We’re feeling the crisp fall air here in Tennessee and all I can think about is pumpkin pie, boot season and mums on the porch. Just like summer, I’m working on a fall bucket list of activities for our little crew. This time last year I was 4 weeks postpartum, so the only bucket list I had was to get to the grocery store and back in one piece with a newborn! 

These are all family-friendly fall activities that I would give a shot with my one-year-old. Granted, there are some mom-specific ones in there…let’s just call that naptime goals. 

Fall bucket list of activities to do with your toddler, baby or young kids. Family friendly ideas for fall via The Motherhood Project - a blog for first time working moms

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Check out a local fall festival
  3. Go to a high school football game – before it gets too cold!
  4. Take a walk or drive to admire the leaves (little M would probably prefer the walk)
  5. Bake some apple or pumpkin muffins – babies and toddlers may not be good baking companions, but they love to be taste testers 
  6. Visit a petting zoo or farm
  7. Paint or carve pumpkins to decorate your porch with mums
  8. Make chili or taco soup
  9. Rake leaves and play in them
  10. Host a football party to cheer on your favorite team
  11. Drink apple cider
  12. Go to a corn maze
  13. Try a new crockpot recipe
  14. Build a bonfire and make smores
  15. Take advantage of the beautiful fall backdrop and have a family fall photo shoot 

That’s a big list! We won’t have enough weekends to fit all the corn mazes, farms, and events in due to some work travel I have, but we’ll shoot for at least one! After a hot summer, it’s a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors before it gets freezing cold. 

Happy Fall y’all!


Bucket list of 15 family friendly fall activities and ideas to do with your baby, toddler, or young kids. Fall fun ideas via The Motherhood Project - a blog for working moms!

9 thoughts on “15 family friendly fall activities (with your baby or toddler!)

  1. I love the idea of making s’mores in the fall, we always do it in the summer. And we are going to try to go to a football game before it’s too cold because daddy coaches!

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