50+ Best October Activities For Making Memories in Autumn

October is a great month to incorporate a lot of interesting activities and playful learning sessions. Fall 🍁officially starts in October, and it is the best time of the year to be outside and have a good time with your kids. 

The activities mentioned in this article will inform your children 🧒 about new concepts and make them take full advantage of fall. Hopefully, you enjoy taking part in these activities with your children. 

Amazing October Activities For Kids

In this article, you’ll find various activities, games, travel ideas, and learning exercises you can plan for your children during October.

Several international and national days are celebrated in October, and I have tried to incorporate activities that will be informative and educational for your children🧒. 

We have also mentioned several Halloween-related activities as it is the most important holiday celebrated in October.

Like always, these activities and exercises were practiced on actual children🧒, my children, and they had an absolute blast doing every single one of them. With these activities, you can ensure learning and fun time. 

Pumpkin Volcano Science Experiment 

With Halloween just around the corner, you can find a wide array of pumpkins at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. Making a volcano 🌋is a rite of passage at school for many young scientists. 

What you need: 

A pumpkin🎃, a measuring cup, a knife, a large bowl, baking soda, small plastic cups, and food coloring. 

Steps: 

  • Remove the top of the pumpkin 🎃with a knife 🗡️ and ask your child to clean the pumpkin’s flesh and seeds with a spoon. 
  • Take a small cup and fill it halfway with vinegar. Add a few drops of the food coloring. 
  • Place your hollowed pumpkin 🎃 in a large baking tray with a high side and pour at least two tablespoons of baking soda in it. 

Ask your child to pour the vinegar into the pumpkin 🎃. 

Pro Tip: 

As the reaction starts to happen, explain the chemical reaction to your child. You can also talk to them about actual volcanic 🌋 eruptions and introduce them to topics like rocks and lava. This exercise is perfect for elementary school students. 

Take Your Kids to an Orchard 

Visit An Apple Orchard And An Apple Cider Mill

October is the perfect month to take your children to an apple 🍎orchard. My kids had a blast picking up the apples 🍎from the trees and learned a great deal about how apple 🍎 cider is made. 

We also used the apples we brought home to make apple crumble, which the kids devoured. 

Pro Tip: 

Look for a local orchard to visit that is also hosting a fall festival. I like to read the reviews on Yelp to check whether the orchard is kid-friendly. 

Make a Scarecrow 

October is Halloween 💀 season, and this year, my kids and I decided that we needed to have a scarecrow on our front lawn as a decoration. 

What you need: 

An old shirt, an old cushion, straw, an old pair of jeans, rubber bands, glue, buttons, a straw hat, a stapler, and old shoes. 

Steps: 

  • Tie a rubber band around the end of the jeans 👖 and fill the jeans with straw. 
  • Do the same with the shirt. Use the rubber bands on the neck and arms to keep the stuffing from falling. 
  • Attach the torso to the jeans 👖using either heavy-duty staples or big safety pins. 
  • Take an old cushion and attach it to the top of the torso. Add features such as a nose, mouth, and eyes with random household materials. 
  • Secure the straw hat 👒 to the head using a glue gun. 

Your scarecrow is ready. 

Pro Tip: 

My kids decided to place the scarecrow in a tree. You can place yours on the roof or whichever location will terrify people. You can also add any other features to the scarecrow or make it wear a Halloween costume to make it even more terrifying. 

Carve a Pumpkin 

Carve A Pumpkin

Carving a pumpkin🎃 is the quintessential Halloween tradition. It is also super easy to do. With my kids, I gave them stencils to carve the pumpkin neatly. 

What you need: 

Pumpkin(s), kids-safe carving knives, paper, and a marker. 

Steps: 

  • My children are big fans of the show ‘PAW Patrol.’ My son loves Marshall, and my daughter loves rubble. So, on a piece of paper, I helped them draw a stencil of the characters (you can also find them online). 
  • Take a hollowed pumpkin🎃 and paste the stencil on its side using tape. 
  • Give your children a carving knife and supervise them as they carve out the shape. 

Once your children have finished carving the pumpkins, you can place a small electric candle in it and close the lid of the pumpkin. Decorate the exterior of your house with the pumpkin. 

Pro Tip: 

This activity is ideal for kids ages five and up. 

DIY Bird Feeder 

This fall, attract birds 🐦and squirrels 🐿️to your yard using a DIY bird feeder. 

What you need: 

You’ll need several clean pine cones, peanut butter, an assortment of seeds and nuts good for birds and squirrels🐿️, scissors, and twine. 

Steps: 

  • Tie twine around the pine cone and leave a piece at the top to attach it to a feeder or a tree. 
  • Your kids will love this next part: cover the pine cone with a thick layer of peanut butter. 
  • Stick the seeds and nuts to the peanut butter. Your pinecone bird feeder is ready. 

Ask your child to pick their favorite spot on their lawn and to use the remaining twine to attach the feeder to a tree🌳. Help your children identify the different birds that will visit your trees. 

Pumpkin Letter Matching Exercise 

Improve your kids’ letter recognition skills with this simple activity. 

What you need: 

Small pumpkin 🎃 stickers, green construction paper, pencil ✏️, and marker. 

Steps: 

  • On a green construction paper, write the alphabet in the uppercase. 
  • On the pumpkin 🎃 stickers, write the alphabet in lowercase. 
  • Ask your child to match the lowercase alphabet to the uppercase. 

Celebrate World Farm Animals Day

Celebrate World Farm Animals Day

October 2 is celebrated as World Farm Animal Day. On this day, plan a visit to a local farm or petting zoo with your children.

Visits to the local farm or petting zoo are very informative for the kids as they learn about where and how farm animals 🦁 live, what they eat, and their significant role in our food supply. 

My kids learned a lot from their visit and loved petting the baby goats. I was personally fascinated by the dogs 🐕working on the farm. 

Celebrate World Mental Health Day 

The world celebrates World Mental Health Day on October 10 annually. The day is meant to raise awareness around mental illnesses, improve mental health education, and advocate against the prevailing social stigma surrounding mental health. 

You can use this day to have a meaningful conversation about mental well-being. How being active, having a social life, eating healthy, and connecting with nature are conducive to our mental well-being. 

Turkey Drawing 

Turkey Drawing

This activity is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and it is also low on effort and preparation from the parents. 

What you need: 

White drawing paper, pencil, eraser, marker, and watercolors. 

Steps: 

  • Hand your child a piece of paper and ask them to draw the turkey 🦃 along with you. 
  • Start with the head of the turkey🦃, which is rounded at the top and tapered at the bottom. To make the back feathers of the turkey, draw upside U’s starting from the top of the head. 
  • Draw a curved line across the middle of the head and add two circles in the first half of the head for the eyes. 
  • Now, draw a big circle under the head, two legs, and two wings on either side of the body. 
  • Once your drawing is complete, trace over the pencil with a bold black marker and let your child use the watercolors 🎨to paint in the turkey and around it. 

Pro Tip: 

You can ask your child to make other features or add to the surroundings of the turkey. 

Fall Leaves Art 

Help your child make a beautiful art piece with dead leaves 🌿. 

What you need: 

Different types of dead leaves, a white felt-tip pen, metallic pens, and construction paper. 

Steps: 

  • Ask your child to draw patterns on dried dead leaves using metallic pens ✒️ and white felt-tip pens. 
  • Make a collage of these leaves on construction paper. 

Pro Tip: 

My son decided to paste all of the leaves he had collected on the construction paper first and then draw on it. The resultant artwork was very beautiful and creative. Your children can also do the same. 

Universal Music Day 

Universal Music Day

Celebrated annually on October 14, Universal Music Day🎶 celebrates music and its many forms.

On this day, you can introduce your children to music from different countries, teach them about the types of noises made from different instruments, make homemade instruments, and even play fun musical🎼 games. 

My kids and I have decided to explore Bavarian folk music this Universal Music Day. 

Learn about Bats 

Bat 🦇is the unofficial mascot of Halloween. While many people are terrified of bats, they are very interesting animals that have an important role to play in our ecosystem. 

This Halloween, teach your children about bats🦇, the only mammal who can fly. I showed my children several YouTube videos on bats, and we also looked up fascinating information about them. 

Edible Monster Art 

Edible Monster Art

On a piece of paper, ask your child to draw an original monster 🧌. Then, provide them with fruits, vegetables, and candies to create an edible monster version of their original monster🧌 creation. 

This is a great way to make your children eat their fruit and raw vegetables with the added incentive of candies. 

Candy Corn Letter Writing Exercise 

Work on your child’s fine motor skills with the help of this exercise. 

What you need: 

Candy corn🌽, construction paper, and marker. 

Steps: 

  • On a construction paper, write the uppercase alphabet in bold and large font. 
  • Hand these sheets to your child and ask them to use the candy corn🌽 to trace the shape of the alphabet. 

Pro Tip: 

You can repeat this exercise with numbers and count the candy corn used to trace. 

Pumpkin Seeds Finger Painting 

Pumpkin Seeds Finger Painting

This is the perfect activity for parents of preschoolers and kindergarteners who are wondering what to do with all of the pumpkin 🎃 seeds they have scooped this Halloween. 

What you need: 

Dried pumpkin seeds, watercolors, construction paper, and wet wipes. 

Steps: 

  • Give your child a construction paper and help them pick colors that they see in their surroundings during fall. 
  • Ask them to use these colors to draw whatever they want with their fingers. 
  • Then, while the paint is still wet, ask them to paste the pumpkin🎃 seeds on the sheet.

Watercolor Spider Web 

Make homemade Halloween decorations by keeping your toddlers and preschoolers busy with this easy spider web watercolor project. 

What you need: 

Hot glue gun, paintbrush, black pipe cleaners, watercolor paints 🎨, black construction paper, and paper plate. 

Steps: 

  • Draw a spider web with a paper plate and trace the drawing with the hot glue gun. Set the paper aside and let the glue dry. 
  • Pick some dark colors like blue and purple (or you can use the traditional Halloween colors- purple and orange) and ask your child to paint🎨 in the spaces between the spider web. 
  • Meanwhile, using a black construction paper, draw the body of a spider and cut it out. Take four pieces of pipe cleaner and twist them to create the legs. Glue this to the body. 
  • Paste the spider on the paper plate, and you are done. 

Build a Pumpkin House 

Build A Pumpkin House

My children were absolutely delighted at the suggestion of building a pumpkin house for their favorite toy figurines. 

What you need: 

Hollow pumpkins, child-safe pumpkin carving knife 🔪, glue gone, skewers, and other decoration material. 

Steps: 

  • Help your child to carve out a doorway and a window on the pumpkin. 
  • My children used dried moss to decorate the doorway and the window. 
  • They made the roof with a pumpkin roof and used the dried leaves and flowers from our yard to decorate it. 
  • They decorated the inside of the house with miniature furniture and figurines. 

We decided to place the pumpkin house next to their windowsill. 

Spider Web Paper Plate Counting Exercise 

Spider Web Paper Plate Counting Exercise

Help your kids improve their counting skills with this easy-to-make craft. 

What you need: 

Small spider🕷️ toys, markers, and paper plates (most preferably orange or Halloween-themed paper plates). 

Steps: 

  • Draw a web on a paper plate with a marker. Write a number in the middle of the paper plate. 
  • Hand your child these plates along with the toy spiders and ask them to put the toy spiders on the plate to match the number on the plate. 

Visit a Corn Maze 

If you are planning on visiting a Halloween fair or a pumpkin match, then I highly recommend taking your kids through the corn 🌽maze. My kids were terrified at first but went on to have a great time working through the maze. 

Candy Apple 

Candy Apple

Have you recently visited an apple 🍎orchard and have several apples at home? Then, I would highly recommend making homemade candied apples for your kids. 

What you need: 

Granulated sugar, water, wooden skewers, light corn syrup, candy thermometer, apples🍎, cupcake liners, and red food coloring. 

Steps: 

  • Place several cupcake liners on a baking tray. 
  • After carefully washing the apples🍎, insert a wooden stick into each apple at least halfway through. 
  • In a medium saucepan, pour a cup of sugar and three-quarters of a cup of water, along with several drops of red food coloring, a teaspoon of cinnamon (optional), and half a cup of corn syrup. Let this mixture come to a boil and reach a temperature of 300℃. 
  • Remove from heating and, start coating the apples immediately, and place them in the cupcake liners. 
  • Let the candy harden before serving. 

Make a Halloween Costume 

Halloween☠️ costumes tend to be very expensive, and your children grow out of them in less than a year.

Even before I had kids, I made my own costumes with stuff lying around the house. I do the same with my kids, too, and have observed that they feel so proud of their creations. 

Pro Tip: 

I am not a sewer, so to make our homemade costumes, I prefer using old clothes. You can do the same. Try making an easy costume for your first time. 

Halloween X-Ray Craft 

My kids absolutely loved making this X-ray 🩻craft. 

What you need: 

Q-tips, chalk, black construction paper, and glue. 

Steps: 

  • On black construction paper, ask your child to trace their hand or their sibling’s hand using the chalk. Ask them to color in their hands. 
  • On the back of the Q-Tips, put some glue and paste them in the drawing of the hand, just like a skeleton. Let it dry, and you can either cut around the hand or let it be. 

Pro Tip: 

Your kids can also use the same technique to create a monster for Halloween. 

Make Rice Krispie Treats 

Make Rice Krispie Treats

If you are not okay with your child eating a lot of candy, then this Halloween, make them homemade rice krispie treats. 

What you need: 

Rice crispy cereals, miniature marshmallows, and butter🧈.

Steps: 

  • Melt half a cup of butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. 
  • Once the butter🧈 has been melted, add the marshmallows to the butter and keep stirring until it has melted. 
  • Make sure the marshmallow and butter well and remove from heat. 
  • Add the rice-crispy cereal to the mixture and combine until the cereal is well coated. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it with butter🧈. Press the rice-crispy cereal mixture onto the baking sheet. Use a roller to make the mixture smooth. 
  • Once the mixture has cooled down, take a ruler and cut it into 2-inch squares. 

Pro Tip: 

You can customize the recipe by adding salted pretzels, salted peanuts, salted walnuts, coconut shavings, choco chips, crushed frozen strawberries, and more. 

Play in a Pile of Leaves 

Ask your children to help you rake the leaves in your yard, and then encourage them to play in it.

I loved playing with my childhood dog in raked leaves 🍂as a kid. My kids loved jumping into the leaves from their swing set 

Egg Carton Monsters 

Help your child make cute little egg 🥚carton monsters to play with. 

What you need: 

Paint, paintbrush, construction paper, clay, googly eyes, and egg carton. 

Steps: 

  • Firstly, cut the egg carton in such a way that you are left with individual egg cartons. 
  • Provide your kids with the supplies required for this craft, and let their creativity take its reign. My kids played with their monsters for hours and ended up decorating their rooms with them. 

Have a Tea Party with your Children 

Have A Tea Party With Your Children

Did you know that October 6 is the National Mad Hatter Day? My kids are big fans of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Therefore, to commemorate this day, we decided to have a tea ☕party because the Mad Hatter loves having tea parties in the book. 

For our tea party, my kids dressed up in their finest clothes and a self-made hat. My kids wanted to serve just tea and bread at the tea party. 

Make a Teacher’s Day Card 

Celebrated annually on October 5, World Teachers Day is celebrated with the hope of commemorating the work teachers put into educating children every day.

Encourage your child to show gratitude to their teacher by helping them make a card for them. 

Teach Your Child How To Make Smores 

Teach Your Child How To Make Smores

Smores can be described as the best dessert to have in the fall. You don’t always have to make smores on a campfire, and you can easily achieve the same effect in a microwave.

Ever since teaching my son how to make smores, I have caught him several times at night making these for him and his little sister. 

What you need: 

Graham crackers, large marshmallows, and good quality milk 🥛chocolate. 

Steps: 

  • On a paper plate, place several Graham Cracker squares. Place a marshmallow on top of each square and put it in the microwave on high for 10 to 20 seconds. 
  • Place a piece of chocolate 🍫on each square and another Graham cracker. Your smores are ready. 

Pro Tip: 

You can put your own spin on the smores. For instance, I like to use a small Reese’ peanut butter cup instead of milk chocolate. 

Make a Masking Tape Mummy 

Help your kids decorate your house for Halloween with this easy craft. 

What you need: 

Black construction paper, pencil, scissors✂️, googly eyes, glue, and masking tape. 

Steps: 

  • On the black construction paper, draw the shape of the mummy with a pencil and cut it with scissors. Repeat multiple times. 
  • Ask your child to use the masking tape to drape the mummy. 
  • Glue the googly eyes👀. 

Pro Tip: 

You can also ask your child to draw other features on the mummy with markers and other craft supplies.

Spider Cookies for Halloween 

Spider Cookies For Halloween

These spider cookies are an easy, no-bake Halloween snack that your kids can take to Halloween ☠️parties. 

What you need: 

Oreos, M&Ms, Twizzlers, and black frosting. 

Steps: 

  • Twist the Oreos apart on a plate and cut the Twizzlers into four pairs of spider legs. Top it off with some black frosting and seal the cookies back together. Repeat the process. 
  • Once the cookies have been sealed, place two drops of black frosting on one side of the cookie and paste M&M’s to it. Your spider cookies are ready. 

Pro Tip: 

You can use any flavor of Oreo cookies to make this treat and can even substitute Oreos for another chocolate cookie. 

Visit a Kid-Friendly Haunted House 

Even as an adult, I love going to haunted houses. And now, as a parent, I love seeing my kids get startled in a light-hearted manner. My daughter loves witchy stuff, so she really enjoys herself when we visit a haunted house🏘️. 

Pro Tip: 

If you are worried that the haunted house🏘️ will be too scary for your child, then I suggest going in for a test run alone at first. Do not push your kids to go inside the haunted house🏘️. 

Pine Cone Craft 

Pine cones are available in abundance during fall, and they are a great source of creativity for my children. My kids recently collected several pine cones from our backyard and wanted to make something out of them. So, we decided to make a snake from it. 

What you need: 

Clean pine cones, paint, paintbrush, googly eyes👀, glue, twine, and scissors. 

Steps: 

  • After cleaning the pine cones, ask your children to paint them with their favorite colors. Let the paint dry. 
  • Use the twine to tie the pine cones to one another. 
  • On the first pine cone, glue googly eyes. My daughter used a fake red nail and glued it under the eyes👀 to make the snake’s tongue👅. Your pine cone snake is ready to play with. 

Celebrate National Diversity Day 

National Diversity Day is a day that aims to celebrate the diversity in our society. The day is meant to promote acceptance and tolerance of different cultures and ideologies in educational and other institutions. 

To celebrate National Diversity Day with your children, you can show them movies that deal with the topic of diversity, explore different cultures through their fruit, dance forms, or arts, or help them make a craft that represents different cultures. 

Pumpkin Number Hunt 

Send your kids on a pumpkin 🎃number hunt around the house.

What you need: 

To play this game, you’ll need pumpkin stickers, paper, and markers. 

Steps: 

  • On a piece of paper, draw five pumpkins🎃 and write a number at random in them. 
  • Hide five pumpkin stickers with the same random number around your house. 
  • Hand the piece of paper to your child and ask them to find the stickers and match them to the number on the sheet. 

Chocolate Witch Fingers 

After I read Raul Dahl’s ‘The Witches,’ to my kids, my daughter fell in love with the witch aesthetic. So, I decided to make these chocolate-covered pretzel 🥨sticks. 

What you need: 

Long pretzel sticks, green chocolate melts, and sliced almonds. 

Steps: 

  • Melt the green chocolate melts in the microwave. 
  • Cover half of the pretzel🥨 sticks in the green chocolate and stick one sliced almond towards the end of the stick while the chocolate is still wet. Let the chocolate dry. Your witch fingers are ready. 

Candy Eyeballs Halloween Snack 

This bite-sized candy is perfect to serve at your children’s Halloween party at school. 

What you need: 

Powdered donut holes, chocolate chips, gummy lifesaver, and red icing gel. 

Steps: 

  • On a donut hole, place a red gummy lifesaver and a chocolate chip. 
  • Use the red icing gel to make the eyes veiny. Your candy eyeballs are ready. 

Fall Tree Hand Painting 

Fall Tree Hand Painting

Encourage your child to celebrate the beauty of fall with this easy hand-painting craft. 

What you need: 

Construction paper, paint colors🎨, and paintbrush. 

Steps: 

  • Paint your child’s hand brown till their forearm. Making them press their hand against a blank construction paper. 
  • After they have washed their hands, assemble a palette of paint colors🎨 associated with fall. Our palette had yellow, red, green, and orange. 
  • The fingers of the handprint act as the branches of the tree. 
  • Ask your child to dip the tip of their finger in any color and start dabbing them around the fingers. 
  • Repeat the process with different colors until you have a full tree. 

Halloween Bowling Game 

Your toddler will love this bowling game. I even involved my children in making this Halloween-themed bowling🎳 game. 

What you need: You’ll need paper cups, black markers, and a golf ball. 

Steps: 

  • Ask your child to draw simple ghost faces on ten paper cups. 
  • Also, draw the same face on the golf ball. 
  • Set the paper cups just like bowling pins on one side of your dining table. 
  • Ask your child to roll the golf ball from another. Keep score like you would while normally bowling🎳. 

Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Craft 

Celebrate National Mad Hatter Day with your children by making them Cheshire Cat’s🐈‍⬛ notorious smile. 

What you need is: 

Marker, construction paper, scissors, wire, tape, glue, ice cream sticks, and foam. 

Steps: 

  • On construction paper, draw Cheshire Cat’s🐈‍⬛ iconic smile and cut it out. 
  • Paste the smile on the ice cream stick with an inch on top. 
  • Cut whiskers out of the wire and secure it with the tape above the smile. 
  • Draw a cat’s nose on foam and cut it out. Adhere the glue on top of the whiskers. Your Cheshire Cat mask is ready. 

Spider Pizza 

Spider Pizza

This Halloween, make spider pizza🍕 for your kids. My kids loved this idea for pizza and ate all of the vegetables. 

What you need: 

Diced cheese, pizza sauce, pizza base, pitted black olives, yellow and green bell peppers. 

Steps: 

  • Take a pizza🍕 base and spread pizza sauce on it. 
  • Cover the base with cheese. 
  • Cut the olives in half and place them on the base. 
  • Cut the bell peppers into thin slices and place eight of them around each slice half to make it look like a spider. Bake the pizza🍕 in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted properly. 

Observe World Vegetarian Day 

World Vegetarian Day is annually observed around the world on October 1 to endorse the health benefits of following a vegetarian diet along with its positive impact on our environment. 

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with your children by explaining the benefits of vegetarianism on their physical health and making them a delicious vegetarian meal. 

Witch Broom Sticks Snack 

If your kids are huge fans of wizards and witches🧙, then they will love this snack. 

What you need: 

Fruit roll-ups, pretzel sticks, and a knife. 

Steps: 

  • Unroll your fruit roll up and cut it into four long pieces. 
  • Take a strip and cut slits along its sides. 
  • Now, wrap this strip on a pretzel stick. Repeat the process. Your broomsticks are ready. 

Pumpkin Painting Activity 

Pumpkin Painting Activity

Toddlers are very young and cannot carve the pumpkin properly. However, you can still involve them in the Halloween festivities by asking them to paint pumpkins with their favorite colors. 

I suggest letting them do their thing completely and decorating their room with these pumpkins. 

Apple Oxidation Experiment 

Teach your child about the effects of acids and bases on the oxidation process of apples. 

What you need: 

Plastic cups, apple slices, water, milk of magnesia, baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice🍋. 

Steps: 

  • In each plastic cup, place two apple slices🍎. 
  • Pour vinegar in one cup, lemon juice in another, water, milk of magnesia, and baking soda. (Before you start this experiment, you can ask your child about which apple slices will get oxidized the fastest.)
  • Record the results of the experiment. 

Pro tip: You can use this exercise as an opportunity to talk about the oxidation of fresh food and packaged food, along with the benefits of the process of preservation. 

Queen of Hearts Artwork 

On October 6, celebrate Mad Hatter Day with your kids with this Queen of Hearts artwork. 

What you need: 

Construction paper, glue sticks, markers, and playing cards♠️. 

Steps: 

  • Ask your child to stick a playing card in the middle of a construction paper. 
  • Then, let them draw the queen and her surroundings around the playing card. 

Make Halloween Cutouts 

Make Halloween Cutouts

Help your children make shadow cutouts inspired by Halloween. To make Halloween cutouts, cut spiders or bats with construction paper and stick them to a popsicle stick.

In a dark room, hold a torch behind these cutouts and hold a Halloween shadow show for your kids. 

Monster Eye Counting Activity 

Ask your child to draw a monster and provide them with googly eyes👁️‍🗨️. Ask them to paste as many googly eyes on the monster.

When they are done, ask them to count the number of eyes they have pasted on the monster. 

3D Fall Tree 

To make this 3D fall tree🌴, your kids will need red, yellow, orange, and white construction paper. Ask your child to draw a tree on a white construction paper. 

Cut the red, yellow, and orange construction paper into strips. Ask your child to roll these strips and start pasting them on the white construction paper. 

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe For Toddlers and Preschoolers 

Pumpkin Playdough Recipe For Toddlers And Preschoolers

Make kids-safe playdough for toddlers and preschoolers. My kids loved it, and it is the perfect craft for fall. 

What you need: 

Pumpkin puree and corn starch. 

Steps: 

  • In a large mixing bowl, pour one can of pumpkin puree. 
  • Add an entire box of cornstarch to the bowl and mix it well. 
  • Once It has been mixed properly, your kids can play with it. 

Pro Tip: 

You can also add pumpkin seeds to the play dough. I highly recommend asking your children to make the alphabet with it. 

Halloween Smoothie 

To make my kids eat something healthy during Halloween, I concocted a healthy smoothie recipe with bananas🍌 and Greek yogurt.

In a blender, add frozen banana🍌, greek yogurt, almonds or walnuts, and some milk of your choice. 

Serve in a glass with ice and top it off with Halloween sprinkles and a reusable Halloween straw. 

Leaf Counting Exercise 

Leaf Counting Exercise

It is fall, and we have an abundance of leaves in our backyard. So, I decided to opt for a fun leaf-counting 🍀activity for my daughter to do. 

On a piece of paper, I wrote two numbers and asked my daughter to collect the number of leaves to match the given numbers. We then used the leaves to learn some addition and subtraction as well. 

Commemorate World Food Day 

Founded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945, World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16.

You can use this day to teach your child about food wastage, world hunger, proper food storage, try different world cuisines, and much more. 

On this day, my kids and I went to donate food at a local homeless shelter. 

Spider Web Slime Recipe 

My kids love playing with slime. So, this Halloween, I decided to make slime that looks just like a spider 🕷️web. 

What you need: 

Cornstarch, white glue, dish detergent, and plastic spiders. 

Steps: 

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix a quarter of a cup of cornstarch and dish detergent. 
  • Add 4 ounces of white glue to the bowl. Mix the mixture well and add the plastic spiders to it. The slime is ready to play with. 

Leaf Finger Puppets 

Leaf Finger Puppets

To make these finger puppets, ask your child to collect leaves 🍀and rocks from your backyard. 

What you need: 

You’ll also need empty toilet paper rolls, loose buttons, googly eyes, and glue. 

Give your child all of these items and help them make a finger puppet with these items. 

Toilet Paper Roll Tea Party Cups 

If your kids want to celebrate National Mad Hatter Day with a tea party, then help them make unique tea cups. 

What you need: 

Paint, colorful tape, glue, stickers, construction paper, and empty toilet paper rolls. 

Steps: 

  • Ask your child to paint the toilet paper rolls in their favorite colors. 
  • Let them decorate the toilet paper rolls with tape and stickers. 
  • Use the construction paper to make the handles for the toilet paper rolls. Their fancy tea cups are ready to play with. 

Fall Leaf Color Matching Game 

Strengthen your preschooler’s fine motor skills and color recognition with this simple game. 

What you need: 

Construction paper, tweezers, and plastic leaves of different colors. 

Steps: 

  • On a large piece of construction paper, draw several trees. The leaves of each tree will be of different fall colors- yellow, orange, red, brown, and green. 
  • Hand this paper to your child, along with a bowl full of plastic leaves🍂 of different colors and tweezers. 
  • Challenge your kid to match the plastic leaves to the tree color using only tweezers. Also, ask them to count the number of plastic leaves when they are finished. 

Fall Beans Art 

My kids loved making this fall-themed art with beans🫘. 

What you need: 

Construction paper, different types of beans🫘, and scissors. 

Steps: 

  • Draw an acorn, pumpkin, and different types of leaves. Cut these shapes out. 
  • Give your child glue and different types of beans🫘 to fill these shapes with. 

Frankenstein Halloween Smoothie 

Frankenstein Halloween Smoothie

October is Halloween, and no matter what you do, your kids will be eating a lot of candies. That is why I like to trick my children into eating something healthy during this period. 

What you need: 

Milk, chopped almonds, frozen strawberries🍓, and baby spinach. 

Steps:

Blend all of these ingredients in a blender to make a smoothie with some ice and serve it to your kids. I like to call this drink ‘Frankenstein Smoothie.’ 

Apple Stamping Activity 

Help your child create a fun fall-themed artwork using apples. 

What you need: 

You’ll need an apple🍎, a dish towel, construction paper, paint colors, and a paintbrush. 

Steps: 

  • Cut an apple in half. 
  • Ask your child to paint the interior of the apple in any color or colors they want. 
  • Tell them to stamp the apple on the construction paper and let them create their original artwork. 
  • When they no longer want to use the same paint, they can clean the apple with the dish towel. 

Pro Tip: 

This exercise can also be done with corn and yams.  

Celebrate National Nut Day 

National Nut Day celebrates the variety of nuts and their health benefits. My kids don’t have any nut allergies, so I decided to have a nut tasting to celebrate the day. 

As we ate the nuts, I talked to them about the health benefits of nuts, along with being mindful of other people’s allergies while eating nuts. 

Teach Fractions with Cardboard Pie

Improve your kids’ grasp of fractions with this cardboard pie🥧 activity. 

What you need: 

Cardboard, markers, and paper strips. 

Steps: 

  • Make a flat cardboard pie🥧. 
  • Make several paper strips that are as long as the diameter of the pie. 
  • Use the pie🥧strips to divide the pie into different quadrants. 

While doing this activity with my son, we started off by dividing the pie into half and went our way upwards. My son’s test results are enough to indicate that this fall exercise was a success. 

Autumn Word Search 

Create an autumn-related word search for your child. This exercise will help improve your child’s word recognition skills, lateral thinking skills, and spelling. You can also create autumn-related crossword puzzles🧩. 

Pro tip: 

Use simple words while doing the crosswords. 

Conclusion 

October is unequivocally my favorite month of the year. This is not just because I am a big fan of Halloween🎃 but also because I love the weather and the entire aesthetic of fall. 

I hope with the aforementioned activity, you are able to spend some fun quality time with your children🧒, teach them about new things, teach them how to cook, and even make them learn new things. 

In the comments down below, tell me about your favorite activities/snacks/exercises and suggestions for future blogs, and I will surely try to keep them. 

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