Fall Activity List
Our focus at Plain Jane has always been the sweet and simple moments! During the hustle and bustle of back to school and with the holidays fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to brainstorm a list of memories to make together right here in this season. We hope you find something fun and stress-free on this list to make an autumn memory together with your little ones!
Plain Jane’s Fall Activity List
1. Paint pumpkins - A bit less stress and slime than carving, but just as fun! Try watercolors or finger paint for different looks, or use scissors and paper to create your own fun stencils to paint in.
2. Halloween movie night - Of course, we think movie nights are better in your PJs! Our favorite kid-friendly Halloween movies are Monsters, Inc, Hotel Transylvania, and of course...It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
3. Bake your favorite fall treat - You can’t go wrong with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or Dutch Apple Bread. Don’t forget homemade Blender Hot Chocolate to sip!
4. Snuggly afternoon story time - Have you read Monster Trucks by Anika Denise, Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle, or Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson? Pick them up at your local library and have a Halloween story time!
5. Nature walk - See how many changes you can spot with the fall season! Encourage little ones to observe fall with each of their senses (Can they hear the wind whistling? See the leaves changing? Feel the cold air on their cheeks?).
6. Serve a neighbor - Share some baked goodies, decorate a door with kind notes, or rake the leaves off a neighbor’s lawn. Bonus points if you also let someone serve YOU! Take a friend up on their offer to help in some way and let your kiddos see how happy it makes everyone involved to exchange kind acts.
7. FaceTime a relative or friend - Do a Halloween costume dress rehearsal with a loved one who is far away! You could also practice a spooky song and perform it on FaceTime.
8. Visit your local farmer’s market - See if you can spot fruits and veggies in every color of the rainbow! If you’re feeling adventurous, find a new-to-you vegetable to take home and learn how to cook it (have you tried Kabocha squash?! It’s delicious!).
9. Talk about things you’re thankful for over dinner - Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to express gratitude around the table! Play a game where everyone picks three things from their day they’re thankful for.
10. Make s’mores with Trick or Treating candy - This can be done around a backyard fire pit...or in the microwave! Try making s’mores with Reese’s cups, York Peppermint Patties, or Almond Joys. YUM!
Tag us through your fall adventures with hashtag #fallforpjs