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Best Free Fall Activities

Are you looking for fun and free fall activities?

Where we live, the weather is getting a little cooler and the leaves are starting to change colors—it is starting to turn so beautiful outside! I love this time of year with all of the stunning, vibrant color!

Are you ready for some fun free fall activities to help you enjoy this wonderful time of year? Great!

Below you will find 100+ ideas for free fall activities for kids, adults, or the whole family. Whether you are at home or on the go, with a honey ow with your whole family, you will have hours of fall fun ahead of you!


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Free Fall Activities to Do at Home

There are tons of free fall activities that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Whether you love to do fun, easy crafts, bake or cook, do art, or play games, you’ll find tons of fun fall acitvities to choose from!


  1. Rake up a pile of leaves, and jump in them.
  2. Jump in leaves on the trampoline. (My kids love this one; just be careful on the trampoline, as usual. :))
  3. Carve or paint pumpkins.
  4. Make pumpkin pie.
  5. Make apple or caramel apple pie.
  6. Make gingerbread cookies.
  7. Draw or paint pictures of pumpkins or Jack o’lanterns.
  8. Make a scarecrow.
  9. Watch a (age-appropriate) spooky movie.
  10. Make Halloween costumes from stuff you have around the house.
  11. Make a fruit cobbler.
  12. Go around in a circle and share the things you are thankful for (you can keep taking turns till you run out of ideas).
  13. Press leaves in a photo album or other book.
  14. Read your favorite fall-themed books, like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
  15. Host a potluck Thanksgiving dinner.
  16. Watch an animated Halloween movie such as It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
  17. Make homemade Thanksgiving cards.
  18. Write thank-you notes to loved ones.
  19. Bob for apples.
  20. Compete to eat donuts on a string fastest (if you already have donuts on hand that you made or bought).
  21. Make a collage with colored leaves.
  22. Make leaf rubbings.
  23. Make a handprint turkey.
  24. Play flag or Frisbee or regular football.
  25. Make homemade pizza.
  26. Make chocolate milk or hot cocoa and make and decorate homemade donuts.
  27. Make and decorate fall-colored cookies.
  28. Make banana splits or hot fudge sundaes.
  29. Make caramel popcorn.
  30. Make caramel apples.
  31. Host a Halloween party.
  32. Host a neighborhood trunk or treat (use candy and decorations you already have on hand).
  33. Play dolls or superheroes.
  34. Play pirates or ships.
  35. Build a race track and have a race.
  36. Play with a wooden train and track.
  37. Read a Halloween story together.
  38. Go on a fall-themed scavenger hunt.
  39. Draw a map and go on a treasure hunt.
  40. Write and act out a simple play.
  41. Color or marker fall-themed pictures together.
  42. Play house (or family, as my five-year-old daughter likes to call it) or school or bakery (or ice cream shop—you get the idea :)).
  43. Paint fall-related scenes together.
  44. Do finger painting.
  45. Have your children invite a handful of friends over to play simple games like “Duck, Duck, Goose,” “Musical Chairs,” “Hot Potato,” “London Bridges,” “Follow the Leader,” and so on.
  46. Have a tea party.
  47. Play dress-up (bonus points if your costumes are fall themed or related to fall in some way) .
  48. Dress up as pilgrims and Native Americans, and share a meal together.
  49. Form a band (create or gather together simple musical instruments to play together as a family or with friends).
  50. Dance together.
  51. Choreograph a simple dance routine.
  52. Do aerobics or other exercises together.
  53. Do simple (sometimes edible) crafts together.
  54. Give the kids a bubble bath.
  55. Decorate hard-boiled eggs in fall colors.
  56. Play age-appropriate board games and card games together.
  57. Play with wooden blocks.
  58. Play with marble tube games.
  59. Play with plastic building blocks.
  60. Do (fall-themed) puzzles together.
  61. Do chalk art of your favorite fall themes.
  62. Blow bubbles.
  63. Use a flashlight in a darkened room to make shadow puppets.
  64. Build a fort out of chairs or sectional furniture and large sheets or blankets.
  65. Let the kids help to make a simple fall-themed meal.
  66. Sing favorite songs together (especially ones related to the fall).
  67. Play on your swing set.
  68. Jump on the trampoline.
  69. Color fall pictures with chalk on the sidewalk.
  70. Play tag in the backyard.
  71. Play hide and seek.
  72. Let your kids help you garden.
  73. Play catch.
  74. Play Frisbees.
  75. Play kickball.
  76. Go camping as a family in the backyard.
  77. Have a hot dog or marshmallow roast in the backyard.
  78. Go “camping” in your family room for the night.
  79. Watch a movie together (let your kids pick it).
  80. Ask your children what they want to do, and then do it! 🙂

Free Fall Activities for on the Go

There are also so many things that you can do outside and on the go during fall! Check out these additional free fall activities for kids, families, or anyone!


  1. Go for a bike ride, or ride scooters.
  2. Go for a walk (or a drive) to see the fall colors.
  3. Go to a neighborhood trunk or treat.
  4. Go to a free fall festival at a farm or ranch.
  5. Collect leaves.
  6. Go for a drive up the canyon.
  7. Visit a nearby state or national park on a free day.
  8. Go camping somewhere free near your home.
  9. Visit cousins or set up a play date with friends.
  10. Go to a free music concert.
  11. Go for a walk or hike.
  12. Ride skateboards or inline skates.
  13. Go to the park.
  14. Play hide the button at the park (the hider lets the other children know when they are getting warmer or cooler as they look for the button).
  15. Find a grassy hill to roll down.
  16. Find puddles to jump in.
  17. Fly kites.
  18. Go for a short run together as a family (and if you like it, work up to doing a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or even marathon together!).
  19. Go on a fall picnic.
  20. Visit free museums or aquariums (or go on a day when admission is free).
  21. Go to the zoo on a free-admission day.
  22. Go to activities or to read at the library.
  23. Go to a free pumpkin patch or pumpkin walk.
  24. Participate in or go to a free haunted house for kids.
  25. Have a fall-themed progressive dinner at the homes of a group of friends.


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Final Thoughts on Free Fall Activities

There are so many free fall activities you can do to keep entertained this fall! Whether at home or away, there are enough activities to do to keep you happy and busy all season long!


Are you favorite free fall activities included on this list? What other fun free fall activities do you like to do? I would love to hear what you or your family does for fall fun, as well, so leave a comment below and let me know!


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