Stress Free Fall Activities for Kids

Stress-free Fall Activities for Kids | 50 stress fall activities to enjoy with your kids. | #stressfree #fallactivities Stress-Free Fall Activities for Kids Episode 300

There are so many stress-free activities for kids that I’m happy to share with you and some suggestions for examining the stress in your life and ways to combat this. On the show notes page, I have a previous podcast on asking yourself ten questions to examine where the stress comes from and ways to combat the stress.

For me, one reason I stress is because that I overplan. Once I turn the calendar and see all the ways that stress happens,  I turn the calendar and think, oh my gosh it is October, it’s soon Thanksgiving and now Christmas is around the corner, instead of taking a deep breath, enjoying the cooler weather and making a cup of hot cocoa and snuggling up to read a book with the kids.

  1. So, before we begin – I’d like you to ask yourself a list of questions about stress and I happened to create a podcast on that very subject. The link is HERE

I typically take on more than I can handle. We homeschool moms are so competent and we can get so much done in such a little bit of time until it doesn’t happen. I was a volunteer at some many different places and until my husband got my attention and I wisely listened my life was one race after another to accomplish.

I realized that I had to have more patience with myself. I’m an idea person – I want to act on my ideas rather than sit on them and pray about them! I needed to put things in priority and that helped me tremendously.

During the fall, there were so many things I wanted the children to experience and places I wanted to visit somewhere that has fall leaves, make cookies, study seasons, work on scrapbooks, do art projects, etc. etc. Just trying to fit in school and all these extra things became overwhelming – and hence the stress crept in!

So… here are some ideas that will really help keep the stress to a minimum!

  1. Be Thankful
  2. Wear fall colors
  3. Visit a pumpkin patch
  4. Carve a pumpkin
  5. Bake a pumpkin and puree
  6. Go for a hike
  7. hayride
  8. paint a fall scene
  9. Attend community events – mostly free
  10. Tailgate
  11. Take a drive viewing the fall leaves
  12. Make a pinecone bird feeder
  13. Bake bread
  14. Jump in a pile of leaves
  15. make apple pie – or apple sauce
  16. make soup!
  17. Build a camp fire – roast marshmallows
  18. Display pinecones with tiny lights
  19. Play a game of two-hand touch football.
  20. Go to a fall harvest event
  21. Football game – at home, play flag football
  22. Roast Sm’ores
  23. Pine cone bird feeders
  24. Do a good deed
  25. Pick Apple
  26. Make Apple Dumplings – watch Apple Dumpling Gang
  27. Backyard Fall Party – pot luck
  28. Fall Scavenger hunt – look around your yard or go to the park and walk around. Check out some things to add to your list.
  29. Bake gingerbread cookies – soft chew or roll out and bake
  30. Eat apple chips
  31. popcorn balls
  32. Tree rubbings
  33. I spy fall items (in car or walk)
  34. Collect and identify leaves
  35. Learn about trees whose leaves fall
  36. Learn about evergreens
  37. Learn how to press leaves/ flowers
  38. Toast pumpkin seeds
  39. Make pumpkin bread with real pumpkins
  40. Check out the evening sky. Stargaze.
  41. Study the night sky in different seasons.
  42. Make Fall leaf centerpiece with nature walk items.
  43. Taste different types of apple – think about crispness, sweet, tart, color, shape, etc.
  44. Leaves – green works best on paper and paper towel – hit with a hammer
  45. Leaves between wax paper, iron
  46. Write 5 things fall means to me
  47. Study seasons and compare and contrast.
  48. Thumbprint art with a fall theme
  49. Make butternut squash and pumpkin soup.
  50. Decorate your home with fall items.

 

Hopefully, these ideas will help you have a stress free fall and enjoy the time with your children.

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