The signs of Autumn are upon us. Pools are closed, schools are back in session. The air is cooler (at least during the evening and night time hours) and the leaves are beginning to turn. With the new season comes our list of 30 Autumn Season Things to do with your Grandkids. I hope you enjoy the list as much as the Winter and Summer lists!
- It is all about the leaves: Collect them. Rake them. Play in them.
- Visit a pumpkin patch. Carve a pumpkin
- Carve a pumpkin.
- Put together a leaf collection.
- Go on a hike.
- Make smores.
- Pick apples.
- Play football.
- Make a scarecrow.
- Take a flashlight walk through your neighborhood.
- Bake a pumpkin pie.
- Take a walk through a favorite park.
- Make leaf rubbings.
- Collect pine cones.
- Collect food for a local food bank.
- Spend a Saturday at a festival.
- Attend a high school football game.
- Plant mums.
- Go for a hayride.
- Drink hot chocolate.
- Visit a corn maze.
- Picnic on a blanket with your favorite fall foods: corn dogs, caramel apples, pumpkin cookies, cider.
- Make an autumn wreath.
- Send Thanksgiving cards.
- Clean out the garden and flower beds.
- Plant bulbs.
- Decorate your mantel or front door for fall.
- Make Halloween costumes.
- Tell stories around a fire.
- Fly a kite. Yes, in the fall!
I try not to repeat activities from one seasonal list onto another in order to give you’re a more extensive list. However, don’t forget to read through the Winter and Summer lists for ideas for Autumn. Many activities cross seasons especially the indoor activities.
Hopefully an idea or two on this list will be just the spark to get you excited about spending some time with your grandchildren during this beautiful season. Or perhaps some of the ideas on this page will jog your memory about others things you remember enjoying during the fall as a child or a parent. Be sure to add them to your own list.
If you do come up with other ideas for grandparent/grandchildren activities that are not listed here, please add them in a comment to this post. The larger our resource the better, as we use it to intentionally make time to enjoy and invest in our “grand treasures.”