7 Fantastic Autumnal Activities For You And Your Toddler
It’s getting to that time of year where cosy knitwear reappears, nature turns into a wonderful orange colour accompanied with rainfall and Halloween is just around the corner. There are quite a few activities to do in Autumn with a toddler listed below, some of them are completely free!
Jumping Up And Down In Muddy Puddles
If you’re toddler has watched Peppa Pig then I can almost guarantee they will love jumping up and down in muddy puddles. This activity can provide at least a good hour of fun with your little one(s) and can be done pretty much anywhere from your back garden to the forest.
Baking is a fun way to spend time with your toddler, especially when the outcome is some tasty treats. You could easily have this activity spread throughout the day with making and baking the dough in the morning and then decorating in the afternoon. Don’t forget to be prepared for baking those tasty cookies, make sure you have the right equipment and ingredients (especially the sprinkles, kids love sprinkles).
There’s nothing quite like getting extra cosy at home when it is raining outside. Building a blanket fort will provide fun whilst building it and welcoming all the guests (teddys usually) into the fort. You could even add fairy lights for some chilled ambiance. Then spend the day under the fort watching films, eating cookies, playing hide and seek and maybe even make it a pyjama day as we know those are all well needed sometimes.
Visit A Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin picking is a great activity for kids as they will love choosing their own pumpkins to take home and carve later on. This one might have a little cost to it but it will provide a good morning/afternoon of fun. It is the perfect outdoor activity to get you all excited for the season and Halloween. Plan your pumpkin picking day out and find the best place close to you!
If you’ve got a toddler that will sit through a film for an hour and a half then this is a great way to have chill out time. All the Halloween classics will be making their appearance on platforms such as Netflix, Disney+ and Prime. Of course it is down to your discretion what films you show your little ones, but we all love a bit of Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Casper The Friendly Ghost.
Now that the leaves are a variety of different colours this activity will fill your toddlers day with joy. While you are out on a walk you could turn the leaf collecting into a game and see how many different colours of leaves you can find or ask for a specific colour of leaf. You could even have a competition with your toddler to see who can collect the most leaves.
This one might take a little bit of time to complete as most of the child friendly pumpkin carving utensils usually are, well, child friendly so they aren’t sharp. As long as both you and your child are patient enough then this should be a fun activity. You could even do this whilst watching spooky films or listening to Halloween music.