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As soon as August hits, everyone starts to think of pumpkins and fall leaves. Fall activities and crafts for the family are a must during this season!  Look at these educational fall activities and make your own family fall bucket list so you can make family time a priority this fall.

educational fall activities

Try making a fall pumpkin patch footprints.  with your little ones.

Image and Craft for fall.

Make a batch of pumpkin moon sand to explore with.

A close up of food, with Pumpkin and Craft

Head to local farmer’s markets to gather all the delicious fall produce!

Encourage your kids to spread joy and brighten someone’s day with a fall candy corn mix jar.

Don’t want to carve a pumpkin? Then try these unique ideas to decorate pumpkins.

Make Pumpkin Pie Play Dough: 
A close up of a fruit playdough

Print off some printables to have on hand for learning with candy corn.

In the busy of the fall season, carve out time to be together by having regular family nights.

Make a lollipop pumpkin with a plastic pumpkin & a drill (help the kids with this)! (easy for tricker-treaters to grab!)
Watch the tutorial here. 
A pumpkin with lollipops sticking out of it.

Leaf hunts are always fun and add in a color sorting activity with them.

Love sensory bins? Try making an edible pumpkin patch sensory bin!

Make over your basic dollar store pumpkins with some paint.

Want to avoid the spooky look for Halloween? Try out these fun ways to decorate this Halloween.

Use leaves to make leaf art pictures and then frame the memory.

Have a little one? This pumpkin craft is perfect for toddlers.

Your kids will love eating edible pumpkin faces.

Play tic-tac-toe using real mini pumpkins.

Boy playing  Tic-tac-toe with gourds.

Have fun this Thanksgiving with DIY photo props.

Create leaf puppets using leaves you gather outside.

Love vinegar & baking soda experiments (our kids do!)? Have fun with this one! Check out this erupting pumpkin science experiment.
A close up of a Pumpkin.

Set up a station to make a fall wreath and have each family member make one.

Make Footprint Ghosts, like Polka-dottyplace did (so cute)
Craft and Leaf

Make individual apple pies together.

Do you want to try a few more? Check out this post! 
educational pumpkin activities

Ready to make your fall family bucket list? Remember you do not have to do everything, just pick a handful of activities and crafts to enjoy. What other activities would you add to the list?

Maybe you love baking? Here are 20 amazing pumpkin recipes! 

A close up of many different types of food, with Pumpkin pie

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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