10 Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Fall with the Kids

Family playing outside in fall outfits

Fall is one of our most favorite times of year. The colors. The crisp autumn air. And, of course, the fun! There are tons of great ways to celebrate the season without breaking the bank…and we’ll show you how.

To get you started, we rounded up our 10 favorite things to do with the kids all fall long – enjoy!


Flat image of Halloween themed cupcakes and decorations

1. Bake Up Something Spook-Tacular

Let them eat (cup)cake! Get your Halloween on with colorful, all-in-one decorating sets.

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Open road with fall leaves and trees

2. Soak Up The Fall Colors

Predetermine your route, pack the kids up in the car and marvel at all the glorious fall foliage.


Child creating leaf art at

3.Make Leaf Art

Have your kids scour the outdoors for the most colorful leaves they can find. Then turn them into fun works of art. Oh, and don’t forget to put their masterpieces into a fab frame.

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Woman and little girl making doing an art project

4. Create A Family Tree

And speaking of trees and leaves – why not work together on your own family tree!


Little girl playing in a pile of leaves

5. Leaf Pile Fun

Rake leaves. Jump in. Repeat.


Glasses of apple cider

6. Enjoy Some Apple Cider

Whether you make your own or buy at a store, there’s nothing that says fall like the taste of apple cider. For an extra treat, heat up and add a stick of cinnamon.

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Dressed up scarecrows leaning on a tree

7. Make A Scarecrow

Clean out your closets while getting some instant décor! Search dressers and closets for unwanted clothes the family may have outgrown. Then repurpose ‘em into a cool scarecrow to celebrate the season.


Family on the couch watching a movie

8.Throw A Movie Marathon

There are tons of family-friendly movies out there to set the Halloween mood. The hardest part? Picking which flick to watch first. And don’t forget to get a new throw or two – just the thing for snuggling on a cool autumn night.

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Family at a pumpkin patch pulling pumpkins in a wagon

9. Visit A Pumpkin Patch

What’s fall without pumpkins? Check out your local farmers market and find the perfect pumpkins just waiting to be picked. While there, go on a hayride!


Girl creating a list

10. Make A "Thankful For" List

With the holidays just around the corner, now is a great time for families to share and remember what they are thankful for. Create a list together. Or make a “Give Thanks” jar and ask each family member to drop his/her suggestions inside. At Thanksgiving, you can read all the submissions out loud.

Which activity do you plan to scratch off of your autumn bucket list first? Get prepared for fall – head to your Burlington store or online…and save up to 65% off other retailers’ prices every day.

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