4 Frugal Fall Activities For Kids

It’s that time of year where I don’t know what’s in the air but I get creative! I guess after lounging around during the summer and seeing all the amazing beauty outside, I feel inspired. Hence the series on Frugal Fall Activities.

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4 Frugal Fall Activities For Kids

1) Bake Pumpkin Seeds


As well as the traditional carving ideas, pumpkin seeds are yummy and a fun cooking project for toddlers. Plus, it’s easy!

Step 1: Cut the pumpkin in half.Step 2: Scoop out the seeds and place on a greased cookie sheet.

Step 3: Bake at about 200 for around 10 minutes. We like to cover ours with salt.

Alternative idea: I remember as a kid my Mum helping us turn seeds into jewelry.

For more see: How To Cook A Pumpkin From Scratch.

2) Take a Nature Walk

Needed:

  1. Bag to collect items
  2. Picnic
  3. Treasure hunt paper and pens

One of the greatest things about fall is the gorgeous weather and spectacular displays of nature. In fact it’s a perfect time to pack a picnic and head out on a nature walk. Depending how old your kids are will depend on how in depth you get with the walk. Isaac is 2 so I opted for fairly simple.

  • Take a bag with you to collect nature treasures such as fallen leaves, grasses and acorns.
  • Make up a treasure hunt sheet of things they have to find and give them a pen and some paper. Every time they find an object they get to check it off until they’ve found them all.
  • Make it into a game and see who can find the most treasure the first.

3) Leaf Rubbing

Needed:

  • Your bag of treasure from the nature walk.
  • Crayons
  • White paper
  • Construction paper
  • Glue


Having brought home our bag of goodies Isaac and I set to work making special pictures. I got out the glue stick and helped in stick on all of our goodies we’d collected except the acorns. I was pretty impressed with him although I added a little sticky tape as our glue wasn’t so sticky!

Another great way to use the objects is to do leaf rubbings. Simply get a piece of white paper and place a leaf under it. Then grab some crayons and have your child rub over the top until you make a picture.

What a great way to preserve your nature treasure hunt! The only thing is Isaac loved the acorns and so i displayed them in a bowl. He wasn’t happy with that as he wanted to play with them of make a picture! Anyone got any creative ideas for acorns?

4) Potato Stamping

First get a small potato and cut shapes out with a knife. I found that the simpler the design the better the print which is good for non-creative types like me!

Cover your little monkey. I certainly didn’t want paint everywhere. I just laid out a big piece of paper and let him have at it.

You can keep it simple or get carried away. I drew an apple tree on the page and Isaac stamped apples on it. Very seasonal.

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