100 Things to Do with Your Kids This Fall
VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH
Forget the supermarket — head to a local farm to pick out the perfect pumpkin, and fit in time for tractor rides and other activities.
TAKE A FAMILY VACATION
DIY your own slime. Mix 1/2 cup of shampoo with 1/4 cup of cornstarch; then slowly add 6 tbsp. of water. Add more cornstarch if it’s too gooey.
SEE PAW PATROL LIVE!
Two shows, “Race to the Rescue” and “The Great Pirate Adventure,” are coming to a city near you. Get $5 off each ticket at people.com/kidsandbabies.
BAKE SOMETHING TASTY
Try a no-fuss organic baking kit from Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Foodstirs. Kids will love helping to create a Daisy Cookie Bouquet, Frosted Cake Pops or these Rainbow Pancakes. Get 20% off at people.com/foodstirs.
GO SEE MY LITTLE PONY
Try Burt’s Bees Kids line and get $15 off purchases of $50 or more at people.com/burtsbeesbaby.
MAKE TV TIME INTERACTIVE
Check out Netflix’s Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. Kids can choose from various story lines as the show progresses to create their own tale.
GO SEE KIDZ BOP LIVE
Sing along to covers of the latest Rihanna and Zayn hits during the group’s nationwide tour, which runs until Nov. 5. Get tickets here.
GO APPLE PICKING
Look up the best times and places at pickyourown.org.
ADOPT A PET
Studies show taking care of a pet encourages compassion. Get $25 off Petco purchases of $100 or more at people.com/petco.
HAVE A TREAT
Try the latest cupcake trend, like these to-go jars by Wicked Good Cupcakes. To get 20% off, go to people.com/wickedgoodcupcakes.
Practice your flips at Sky Zone trampoline parks. Check skyzone.com for locations.
GET READY FOR HALLOWEEN
Is your little one a wizard, or an ... emoji? Find the perfect costume at Spirit Halloween, and get $10 off purchases of $40 or more at people.com/spirithalloween.
COMPLETE A ROOM WITH AN ANIMAL RUG
TRY A NEW BOARD GAME
Rainy days are fun again with Hasbro’s new subscription service, which delivers three brand-new board games every three months for $49.99 per box.
GO TO A STATE FAIR
GO TO A CORN MAZE
Put your logic skills to the test, and find your way in and out. Look up nearby farms to find one.
VISIT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS
The Dinosphere takes visitors 65 million years back in time. childrensmuseum.org.
The giant Lite Brite wall at this interactive Austin institution attracts kids and adults. thinkeryaustin.org
VISIT THE ST. LOUIS CITY MUSEUM
Made entirely from salvaged pieces of the city, it’s part jungle gym, part surreal sculpture. citymuseum.org
VISIT THE NEW YORK TRANSIT MUSEUM
It’s located underground in a decommissioned subway station. nytransitmuseum.org
SEE THE O. ORKIN INSECT ZOO AT THE SMITHSONIAN
Hold all sorts of crawling creatures, like the Lubber grasshopper (right), in Washington, D.C. naturalhistory.si.edu
VISIT THE AMAZING WORLD OF DR. SEUSS MUSEUM
The site, in the author’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, includes a garden filled with life-size characters. springfieldmuseums.org
VISIT THE MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
A four-story indoor slide (left) and 10 new exhibits debuted in June. mcm.org
VISIT THE ST. AUGUSTINE PIRATE & TREASURE MUSEUM
Little swashbucklers can hoist the Jolly Roger flag and see an authentic treasure chest. thepiratemuseum.com
VISIT THE LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER
This fall in Jersey City, see a new litter of 10 cute-and-creepy naked mole rat pups. lsc.org
VISIT THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART
This unique Massachusetts space is named for the beloved illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. carlemuseum.org
VISIT THE INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM
In Washington, D.C., Operation Spy takes kids 12 and older on an expedition to solve an international crime. spymuseum.org
VISIT THE PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
This Baltimore spot focuses on learning through play. portdiscovery.org
DOWNLOAD GUS ON THE GO
Kids can learn 30 different languages — from German to Vietnamese —with the help of Gus the owl on the educational app. $3.99
Interview Grandma and Grandpa about their lives and share it with the world to create an “archive of the wisdom of humanity.” Free
DOWNLOAD DRAWING PAD
Doodle and color on your tablet using a variety of paintbrushes and crayons, then save and share your masterpiece. Free
SNACK ON SMASHMALLOW MARSHMALLOWS
The fluffy sweet treat contains 80 calories per serving. Check out all the flavors and get them here.