10. Cheap and free things to do to entertain your kids during the fall

10. Cheap and free things to do to entertain your kids during the fall


1. Take your T.V. outside and watch a movie. We put the T.V. on a table, sit on big blankets and pillows on the ground and eat popcorn. The kids love it!

2. Bake desserts together.

3. Go to your local library. See if they have a local Zoo DVD to watch to receive free tickets to your local zoo. We can rent our DVD and go to the Atlanta Zoo for free! It includes 2 adults and 2 children tickets.

4. Go to church or city fall events. A lot of churches and cities have fall festivals. Also, if you live near a major college, the college students have trick or treating events.

5. See if your city has First Friday.  A lot of times they will have events for kids there. Ours has Scare on the Square and Deck the Halls.

6. Have a Halloween Party at your house.  Have it where parents stay and bring a snack.  My friend Claudia used to have pumpkin carving competitions.  Each child brought their own pumpkin and carving utensils.  The parents and children worked together to carve out their pumpkins.  Have small prizes for the scariest, funniest, happiest, silliest, most fat, most skinny, tallest, shortest, etc…  Then we ate and the kids ran around and had fun!  You could have Halloween games for the kids too! (Bob for apples)

7. A lot of farms have lots of fall activities for families.  Ours has a corn maze, hay rides, playground, and a jump house.

8. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores.

9. Go on a picnic.

10. Attend local plays at schools and performance art places.