The leaves are changing, and the weather is getting colder; it’s officially fall!

There are so many fun activities to do during the fall. If you’re planning to enjoy this festive season with your grandkids, we’ve compiled some fun activities you can try together. The best part? A lot of these activities can be done with little-to-no cost!


Visit A Pumpkin Patch

Visiting a pumpkin patch is a must-do fall activity. Your grandkids can pick the perfect pumpkin for carving, and you can grab some pumpkins for decorating. A lot of pumpkin patches offer more activities than picking pumpkins, too. Most pumpkin patches also offer hayrides, corn mazes, and even petting zoos!

Don’t let the fun stop with you and your grandkids. Some pumpkin patches are dog-friendly as well! Check out your local pumpkin patches to find one that fits your needs, grab your grandkids, and enjoy an afternoon of fun, fall activities.


Carve Or Decorate Pumpkins

Once you and your grandkids have found the perfect pumpkins, take them home to carve or decorate. You can find plenty of free carving templates online. If you’re feeling creative, try designing your own creations and carving without a template.

If you’re working with younger kids, try decorating your pumpkins instead of carving them. To get your creative wheels turning, check out these crayon drip pumpkin and color wrap pumpkin tutorials. Work with your grandkids to come up with your own unique decorating ideas!


Go Apple Picking

If you happen to live in an area with apple orchards, don’t pass up the opportunity pick your own apples! Visiting an apple orchard is a great opportunity to get outside with your grandkids and pick some fresh fruit. Once you’re done, you can use the fruits of your labor to bake some treats, make some cider, or create candied or caramel apples.

Much like pumpkin patches, some orchards offer additional activities like petting zoos, tractor rides, or making cider.


Bake A Pie

Don’t let the fun with your grandkids end at the pumpkin patch or orchard. Try using your fresh apples or pumpkins to bake a seasonal pie!

Baking is a great way to spend the day with your grandkids while teaching them a skill and giving them memories they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives. Not to mention, you’ll have a tasty treat to enjoy together! If you don’t have a favorite pie recipe, check out these classic apple pie or pumpkin pie recipes.


Go Hiking

Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and go on a hike with your grandkids! Hiking is great for your health, both physically and mentally. However, hiking isn’t only beneficial for you. Hiking with your grandkids is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and stay active. So, hit the trails with your grandkids to foster your relationships and enjoy nature.

Check out these easy hikes in Washington and Utah, if you live in those states, and take your grandkids on an outdoor adventure they’ll never forget.


Make Halloween Crafts

Halloween is a great time to bust out the craft supplies and make some spooky crafts with your grandkids. Crafts are a great way to bond with your grandkids, encourage them to be creative, and create lasting memories.

A great idea is to make some handprint bats. Have your grandkids trace their hands on a piece of paper, cut out the handprints, and glue them together to make some bats. Don’t forget to add some googly eyes to make the project come to life! Check out this article for more spooky craft ideas.


Watch A Halloween Movie

For a fun night in, invite your grandkids over for a Halloween movie marathon! Nothing beats cuddling up on the couch and watching a festive movie to get you in the holiday spirit. Casper, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family, and The Nightmare Before Christmas are all great family-friendly Halloween movies.

Before you start the movie, make some of these movie night snacks! After all, what’s a movie marathon without some yummy treats?


In Conclusion

No matter what the activity is, your grandkids will love spending some quality time with you. They will remember the memories you make for the rest of their lives. Whether you visit a pumpkin patch or enjoy a movie night at home, let us know what fun fall activities you do this season! We’d love to hear your stories.

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