10 Great Ways to Have Fun this Fall - Books, Free Printables and More!

Here are some of our fave ideas that highlight great ways for kids and families to have fun this fall!


10 Great Ways to Have Fun this Fall - Books, Free Printables and More!


WELCOME FALL!


Well, it definitely feels like fall is right around the corner! The days are getting just a bit shorter, the nights are a little cooler and the morning air is crisp and fresh and the top of our maple tree has some leaves changing colors!


Pumpkin patch with little girl standing in the middle



Summertime treats like ice cream and lemonade are replaced with pumpkins, apples and cider doughnuts.


Bike rides, hikes and apple picking are perfect ways to embrace the fall season!

Fall scene colorful trees lining a lake


As much as we'll miss visits to the beach and warm summer nights, the crisp morning air is refreshing and makes for the perfect temp to take Abby (our dog) for her morning walk!


As is true for all of the seasons, there are plenty of fun books to read, crafts to do and treats to enjoy that celebrate fall!


10 GREAT WAYS TO HAVE FUN THIS FALL!


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1. Grandma Gatewood Hikes the AppalachianTrail

by Jennifer Thermes


Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail is an amazing true story about a woman who hiked the Appalachian Trail all by herself...and in sneakers!! Terrific illustrations accompany this fantastic picture book by Jennifer Thermes.


We had a lot of fun putting together this post about Grandma Gatewood which includes ideas and activities that are both perfect for the fall season and go along with this fabulous book!


2. Scaredy Squirrel

by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt picture book

The Scaredy Squirrel books are super funny and kids will love following along with this adorable, yet nutty (get it?!) furry friend!


Read our post dedicated to Scaredy Squirrel, his books, adventures and fun activities!


Scaredy Squirrel has a story for many an occasion, but we recommend you start with this one! Once you get to know Scaredy Squirrel, you're absolutely going to want to read every one of his adventures!



3. How to Draw Your Own S'more Friends!


DIY How to Draw S'more friends illustration

Nostalgic for those starry nights and sweet summer s'mores?


Here's a little S'more DIY tutorial that will make you want another one of those tasty campfire treats!


This How to Draw Your Own S'more Friends step-by-step tutorial is simple and fun and will be a terrific activity for anyone who loves drawing, s'mores or both!


4. Double Chocolate Scones

Double Chocolate Scone recipe with chocolate chips and walnuts

Warming up the kitchen on those cool fall mornings with something delicious baking in the oven is the perfect segue into the fall season!


These Double Chocolate Scones (which I dubbed, 'Squirrel Scones' because of their nut-filled tastiness, way back when they were originally created) are filled with delectably, chocolatey goodness and are simple to make and so, so good!



5. Fall Bucket List Free Printable


The Best Fall Bucket List Free printable instant digital download for kids and families outdoor fun

There are so many fabulous ways to have fun during the fall season and we want to make sure we enjoy as many as we can!


Plan your fun fall adventures with the help of our Fall Bucket List Free Printable!

When you're finished, be sure to hang onto it so you can put it in your very own special DIY Time Capsule!


6. 50 Best Kids Books That Make Great Gifts


50 Best Books That Make Great Gifts for Kids Ages 7-12


With the holidays right around the corner, Our 50 Best Books That Make Great Gifts are filled with terrific ideas for kids books that make perfect gifts!



7. The Best Fall Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

The Best Fall Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Getting the kids outside and having fun is always a good idea!


Our Fall Scavenger Hunt Free Printable is a favorite with family and friends!


Scavenger Hunts, aka 'Treasure Hunts!' are the perfect accompaniment for nature hikes, an outing with a friend or spending time outdoors with the family and making the most of the beautiful fall weather!



8. 25 Great Kids Books for Dog Lovers + The Best Dog Trick Book Ever!


25 Great Kids Books for Dog Lovers Pinterest pin with Because of Winn Dixie on front

Enjoy fall with a book starring a furry friend! Kids love books featuring dogs!


Books about dogs are fabulous choices for both boys and girls and all ages, kids, tweens and teens!


Our 25 Great Kids Books for Dog Lovers features a great list of titles that are sure to be a hit with your pup-loving reader!



9. 15 Best Kids Books that Feature Magic


15 Best Kids Books That Feature Magic book covers



With the cooler weather comes Halloween, of course! Magical books are a terrific lead-in to the October holiday!

These 15 Kids Books That Feature Magic are super titles that your reader will absolutely enjoy! Have any you think we should include? Take a peek and let us know!


10. 10 Favorite Halloween Movies for Kids!

10 Best Favorite Halloween Movies for Kids

There are so many terrific Halloween Movies to enjoy this season! Check out our post, Witches, Wands, Ghosts and Goblins: 10 of our Favorite Halloween Movies for Kids!


Have a favorite Halloween movie? Let us know in the comments below! We watch a movie every Halloween and try to find new ones to add to our list!


We hope you found some fun books and activities from this list to make your fall a fabulously fun one!


Be sure to Pin this post so you find it next year when fall rolls around again!

Happy Fall!

Enjoy!

April & Cenzia


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