5 Favorite Fall Activities

 With the chill of autumn in the air and pumpkins showing up on everyone’s door step, it’s a perfect time to try out some fall themed activities with your family! 

 Don’t worry, these are all sustainable and Montessori inspired, of course!  

1. Gardening 

Did you know that lots of plants thrive best when they’re planted in the fall? Evergreen trees and many veggies like arugula, spinach, and much more. Radishes, beets, and turnips are also great options. Allow your child some choice in the decision and prepped with child sized trowels or shovels, together you can add new delights to your garden.

2. Pumpkin Spice Play Dough 

Who can resist the warm, cozy smell of a pumpkin pie? Using your favorite homemade play dough recipe, add a few dashes of your favorite fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger for some seasonal zing! This is a great way to spice up (*wink*) familiar toys and activities that will still keep them interested. 

3. Woodland Toys 

With talk of birds flying south for the coming winter and animals gathering food for the winter, this a great time to bring any forest themed toys back into rotation. Don’t have any? Look no further! Our adorable handcrafted Forest Animal Set  includes 8 different woodland creatures, 6 different kinds of mini trees, and a large forest scene that your child will adore playing in! Each piece is made from sustainably sourced linden, oak, or beech wood and detailed with non-toxic paints.  

4. Autumn Themed Sensory Play 

If you’re familiar with sensory bins, then you’ll know how much fun toddlers can have with them. If you aren’t, fear not! We will have a blog post all about it coming soon, so stay tuned! To make them more season you can try adding pine cones, acorns, brown rice, brown beans, colorful fall leaves, mini pumpkins or gourds, crab apples, or cinnamon sticks. 

5. Go apple picking!  

This is a classic and for good reason! Visiting an orchard is also a great way to support a local farm and show your children where food actually comes from. While grocery stores are very convenient, they tend to disconnect people from the actual food cycle and the earth. With apple picking your little ones can run free outdoors before it gets too cold and pick delicious healthy treats! The same goes for visiting a pumpkin patch.