Play With Me is part of our new monthly series dedicated to our little ones and the precious time we can spend with them.
So, let’s play and have a joyful time with some awesome activities & craft ideas for October- the pumpkin month!
One of the best things about having kids is the opportunity to give out some of your favorites childhood games and activities. It is like sharing a secret and of course, your kids would love to be part of.
October is a great month, it is still warm outside and you are free to use the outdoor space in the best possible way. Plus there are plenty of great and awesome activities to do with your kids.
Get some ideas and share what you’d like the most!
A Giant Pumpkin Tic Toe
Kids love board games. But when they are giant ones and they are on grass on a sunny day the joy is double. They will run around, climb and roll on the grass and everyone will be happy.
Get your bowling shoes and let’s strike!
Lawn bowling could be organized with many unusual objects- plastic bottles, PVC pins, and… pumpkins. Great outdoor game for the whole family.
Fall Leaf Craft
Fall is magical because of the variety of colours. You can see all the shades of yellow, green, red and the whole natural palette.
If you want to make your kids use their imagination and drawing skills, you will like this idea. Leaves portraits are a combination of techniques and the kids will love to cut leaves and to glue them and to create art.
A Painted Branch
Kids just love to colour objects. It is not a secret to anyone that sometimes they are even able to color the walls or the sofa. Give them the spirit to show their skills with the brush as coloring a tree branch.
Let tem to use more coloring techniques and to add some texture as thread or tape. Expose their piece of art on the porch or in the yard as a decoration. They will be proud in the end.
An idea for a Helloween theme indoor activity that kids would love. They love to participate in competitions and they will practice a lose-win situation.
Name The Color
A practical way to teach little ones the colors. It is an easy DIY game and even the kids could take part in crafting it.
Pumpkin Mummy Family
October is all about pumpkins, mummies, and ghosts. This activity is great for the whole family. Get different sizes of pumpkins and make your family portrait as pumpkin mummies.
Dive Into Science
Who said science is boring? A simple and great science experiment that could be made at home with the whole family. Plus you will tickle your kid’s curiosity.
Pumking Emotions Craft
This simple and easy paper plate craft will introduce to your kids the different emotions. Craft it together and be emotional.
Candy apples bring us back to our childhood. One of the most delicious Halloween treats that you can cook at home with your kids. They will enjoy the cooking process and will eat them with great pleasure.
You could also make small apple pies as you leave your kids make the dough and cook.
Pass The Pumpkin
Physical activity to make the kids move a little bit more. This race develops their motor skills and control, strength, and social skills. Mix a different size of pumpkins to make the race on different levels and difficulties. One of the best October play ideas.
Candy Apple Bar
In some rainy days when you can’t go outside and having a caramel- apple bar would rise the joyful spirit at home. Make it more special using some great kitchen tools to make little apple popsicles.
Make it more colorful with candies, spread nuts, and cookies.
If you need to change the decor in your home and looking for curtain alternatives, you would like this idea. It is unique, and natural and your kids will demonstrate their design skills.
A Colorful Autumn Button Tree
Easy and playful, this creative activity will help the little fingers to develop fine motor skills and imagination. Different-sized buttons, bright colors, specific noise that kids like- simply awesome!
Beautiful Hand Tree
Use this idea in cold and rainy days, as a family activity during the weekend or as a workshop on a party. Everyone will enjoy creating a hand autumn tree and decorating it.
Design your own treats basket. Include your kids in this workshop and enjoy the time. Kids are excited by the upcoming Helloween in general. But when they create their own pumpkin basket their joy will be double.
You can have a bowl with candies to measure with the perfect size for them.
Autumn Leaves Decor
Hang it on the windows or on the door and welcome the fall in your home. Kids love to pick the colorful leaves when they are in the park. Here is an idea how to add them as a great decoration.
Build A Fall Tree
There are many options to create a tree with your children. But this one will make them jump up to the sky of happiness. They will have an almost real size tree in their room. This will inspire them to make tree hollow and play with all the stuffed animals they have.
What you are waiting for? Grab the empty boxes and build a tree house!
One thing is sure, if it is October the pumpking lantern is the winner for all activities and crafts for many families. Scary or sweet as Minnie kids adore pumpkin lanterns and are always excited to design them.
October Play Ideas For Sensory Bottles
These sensory bottles are everything you need to get your baby or toddler’s attention. They make noise and grab kids attention thanks to the items you add inside. Try with beans, pony beads, acorns, leaves and pines.