Are you looking for some fun ideas to do this fall with your toddler? Have you thought about making a fall bucket list?
This fun fall bucket list for toddlers is full of can’t miss, fun activities to do with your little one this season. But, don’t worry, it’s not too full and overwhelming.
Here are 10 great must-do fall activities that will engage all five senses. Have fun and explore fall together with your family.
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Fall Bucket List for Toddlers
1. Explore your sense of taste by eating an apple snack.
You can keep it simple and snack on a sliced apple or a bowl of apple sauce. Or you can get creative in the kitchen and try one of these delicious apple snacks for kids.
2. Hunt for acorns and practice counting.
Take a walk or a short drive to find a place to collect acorns. Bring along a small bag if you’d like to bring some home for a future activity.
Use the acorns to practice counting. Point and count – 1 acorn, 2, 3. Or, gather the acorns into small groups, for example a group of 2 or a group of 3. Keep it simple and have some fun learning!
This activity explores your sense of touch and your sense of sight.
3. Go on a leaf color hunt.
Explore with your eyes to find different colors of leaves.
Walk through your neighborhood or a nearby park. Can your toddler find a red leaf, a yellow leaf, or a brown leaf?
Look for the different colors and point them out as you go on a simple walk.
4. Do a leaf craft.
Continue exploring leaves with a leaf craft.
You can keep it simple by letting your toddler glue leaves to a large sheet of paper or stick them onto clear Contact Paper.
Or try this fun Leaf Shape Collage to make a fun and pretty fall decoration.
5. Shop for pumpkins and paint a pumpkin.
Take your toddler to a pumpkin patch, a farm stand, or even your local grocery store to shop for a pumpkin. Let them explore the pumpkins and pick out the one they like best.
Once they have a pumpkin picked out, let them paint the pumpkin. Spread out some newspaper, find an old shirt for a smock, and get out the paint and brushes. Let the explore and paint whatever they want on the pumpkin. The results will be beautiful!
6. Play in the fallen leaves.
Run, crunch, and jump in the fallen leaves!
Take your toddler outside and let them play. They can toss the leaves, roll in the leaves, or jump in a pile.
Get in there with them and play. You’ll have so much fun!
7. Make apple prints.
When I think of fall art projects, one of the first things to come to mind are apple prints. And, they are a perfect art project for toddlers.
You don’t have to get fancy, just let your child make prints. Here’s how we did it when my girls were little – try our trick to make the apples easier to hold.
8. Read a fall book.
Have a fall story time with a few good book. If it’s a pretty day, grab a blanket and have story time outside!
Try an apple-themed book from our list here. Or, check out this list of fall books from My Bored Toddler. There are so many great ones to choose from.
9. Play with a fall-scented play dough.
Engage your toddlers sense of smell and touch with a fun fall-scented play dough.
You can try this fun pumpkin play dough from Natural Beach Living or this apple pie play dough from The Imagination Tree. They would both be fun to play with and your toddler explores their sense of touch and smell.
10. Go on a fall nature hike.
Toddlers aren’t too young for a fun hike. They key is to keep it simple and keep it short.
Find a pretty spot to walk and explore nature. Check out all of our tips for hiking with young children before you go head out.
Get out and explore fall with your little one!
This fall bucket list for toddlers is a fun way to explore all the senses while enjoying autumn.
Explore your sense of smell with some fall-scented play dough, your sense of taste with an apple snack, your sense of touch when you hunt for acorns, your sense of hearing when you play in the fallen leaves, and your sense of sight on a leaf color hunt.
Have fun exploring the season with our fall bucket list for toddlers!
If you enjoyed our Fall Bucket List for Toddlers, the above photo is perfect for sharing on Facebook of saving to Pinterest.
You may also enjoy one of these fun toddler activities:
Backyard Color Match Movement Game
Exploring Fall Toddler Process Art at Teaching 2’s and 3’s.
And you can find all of our toddler activities here: Simple and Fun Activities for Toddlers
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