3 Fun Backyard Activities and Treats for Fall

Fall is here and in full swing! Make sure you are making the most of your backyard before the winter chill strikes. Backyards are meant for play and to be a place where memories can be created. With these activities, you can turn your backyard into the perfect fall haven for your family, friends, and neighbors.

Pumpkin Painting

What’s the perfect activity for a crisp fall day? Pumpkin painting! It’s fun and an easy way to get kids outside. Painting pumpkins even allows for children to exercise their fine motor skills. To create a fun and interactive time for everyone, here’s a few steps to get the pumpkin painting party started.

  1. Set up a table outside with newspaper to protect it.
  2. Collect a variety of washable paint colors and paint brushes. You can even pick up some leaves, old sponges, or cut open fruit to paint and stamp on the pumpkins.
  3. Set it all up, gather up the kids, and prepare for the fall fun!

Fall Scavenger Hunt

When a little fall chill sets in, it’s easy to cuddle up inside and watch TV. Get your children outside by creating a backyard scavenger hunt! This is the perfect way to get the kids moving and outside to practice their gross motor skills. Create a list of backyard objects for the children to find or grab a few things from the garage. Incorporate the use of the backyard playset by hiding a few items at the top of the slide or in the tire swing. If you would like to download a free copy of a few different scavenger hunt ideas, we’ve pulled together a list for children of all ages.

Fall Treats

To top any fun fall day off, you’ll want to have the perfect seasonal treat ready for your kids and friends. Here are three easy and yummy recipes everyone is sure to love. Try one, or try them all! You will not be disappointed.

At Eastern Jungle Gym, we encourage outside play for all. Fall is a great time to embrace the outdoors and spend time with your family. To see our selection of wooden swing sets, take a look at the offerings of our online store. For any questions about our products, reach out to our sales team and customer support for answers. We hope you all have a safe and fun time this fall!