Fall is right around the corner, isn’t that hard to believe! With fall on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about the different fall activities you can do indoors. There are some warm fall days, but for the most part, the days can be too chilly to spend time outdoors. Here are some fall activities you can do indoors.
Fall Activities You Can Do Indoors
After you take a nature walk, on one of the warmer fall days, it’s time to put some of those leaves to use. Get out the paint and have fun! You can paint on the actual leaves or you can do texture painting. Texture painting is when you put the leaf under a thin piece of paper and try to get the texture from the leaf. You can also take the lead, put paint on the back of the leaf, and paint away! You never know what type of masterpiece you’ll be able to create with leaves.
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Make Caramel Apples
When it comes to all the activities that you can do indoors, baking is always welcome! Sometimes you don’t want to bake, but you do want to make something yummy. Caramel apples are the perfect treat for any fall day. Of course, you can also spend time making cakes and cookies that give you the feeling of fall. There are SO many recipes out there! We make these Caramel Apple Bites since they are easier to eat as well as don’t take as long.
Carve pumpkins or Paint Them
Pumpkins are what fall is all about, right? Carving pumpkins or even painting them is such a fun fall activity to do indoors. Around my home, we lay down a tarp and from there we go to town on carving pumpkins and painting them! We pick out different characters and try to create our own pumpkin characters. It’s a lot of fun and it makes the perfect fall activity that you can do indoors.
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Make a Floral Arrangement or Wreath
Are you ready to do something that’s perfect for a fall indoor activity? How about making a Fall Floral Wreath or arrangement? You can use fake flowers for this or you can grab fresh flowers from your local market. The kids are going to love helping you create a floral arrangement or else you can allow them to create their own. Rather way, this is so much fun for everyone involved. We made this Simple Fall Wreath last year.
Make an Apple Dish Together
Fall is prime baking time, so why not browse a few recipes and make something tasty together? Let the kids pick the dish, within reason and allow them to show off their developing kitchen skills as they measure, mix and preheat. The possibilities are endless. From sweet treats like pies, crisps and cakes to savory ways to add apples to dinner. Applesauce and apple butter are always crowd pleasing recipes.
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Make Fall Play Dough
Unlike fashion, there are a few things that never go out of style, and one of them is play dough. If you have basic pantry supplies like flour, salt and oil, you are in business. Check out your spices on hand and add cinnamon, pumpkin or apple pie spice, or even nutmeg to create a fragrant hands on invitation to play. Encourage the kids to read the directions, measure and mix their creations. Most homemade play dough recipes will last a few weeks if kept in a sealed container, to keep the kids entertained when it is too cold or wet to play outside.
Start Thinking Ahead
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Encourage the kids to think ahead to the Thanksgiving tablescape. Can they add anything to the scene? With some basic supplies you can give the kids an invitation to creativity that will keep them engaged for hours. Some of our favorite ideas are to make napkin rings out of household items like toilet paper rolls. With the right decorations homemade napkin rings can add a touch of flair to your fall table. Or, why not create your own table scatter from fallen leaves, mod podge and glitter? Simply brush mod podge on dry leaves, dip it in glitter and allow to dry. Then spray the leaves with hairspray to keep the glitter from shedding as you display it on your table.
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The next time you’re looking for fall activities you can do indoors, check out this list. If all else fails, grab some coloring sheets and crayons and spend the day coloring with the kids. What are your favorite fall activities you can do indoors?