Favourite Busy Mom Picks To Be Creative This Fall

Inside: Find favourite Etsy picks for kids to enjoy fall themed activities.

For busy moms it can be hard to find time for kids activities and craft project preparation.  It is easy to make single batch of play dough that will last, but when you have tons of things to do, run errands, cook, clean… that simple batch seems like climbing to a mountain.

We have 5 easy art and craft projects that we rotate from week to week. I also love to have kids activities pre made to just pull out on a days when things are not going as we planned. Also, lots of times I make our own toyspuppets for storytelling or craft project kits.

If you are busy mom like me, you know life sometimes become hectic and you have extra on your plate. There is when Etsy handmade market comes handy.

Over time I found good balance between activities and toys that I craft on my own and purchased handcrafted toys. Being an Etsy seller,  I love to support other people with small business and get already pre made craft kits for kids from them that will save me time.  Win – win if you ask me.

Fall is one of those seasons with lots of things going on.

School starts with its obligations, new routines, homework, lunch and snack preparation. Also, weather is cooler and rainy days keep you indoors on the most of the days. All that falls hard on kids.

Finally, Halloween comes so fast every time and if you are DIY-er, that means extra hours spent on Halloween decorations, ghost crafts  and costume making.

Fall is inspiring for all aspects of creating that is shame to miss fun just because you are busy to get everything ready.

Here I share true handcrafted life savers when it comes to fall kids activities. You won’t be sorry to spent some money because those kits and toys are made with love and care, same as you would make for your children.

They are great or indoor quality and creative time, perfect to enjoy fall and spent some screen free time.

Fall activities for kids – themed kits

fall activity kit for kidsFall sensory kit for kids by Squishy Dough™


Tissue paper pumpkin craft for kids by Mimiscraftshack


fall tinker trayFall Tinker Tray Loose Parts Exploration by BusyMamaBusyBags

Printable fall activities for kids 

picking apples fall kids activitiesApple picking printable cards by The Art Kit

Harvest Bingo game by BingoShop4You

Fine motor skill toys inspired by fall

Evergreen activities that can be related with fall and help your child with fine motor development:

fine motor skill wooden toy lacing leafWooden lacing leaf by TimberWolfConcepts

montesori sorting fall preschoolAutumn Preschool Fine Motor Counting by MontessoriReStore

autumn fine motor skills toy buttoningAutumn fall tree buttoning skills by FoxMajeure

Pssst..what about you mom?

In all that chaos you forgot about Halloween?

Browse unique ideas and find Halloween costume that suits your wishes. Many Etsy sellers are ready to take a challenge and design outfit according to your idea too.

My absolute favourite this year are Willow Lane Costumes and her Mommy and me witch set available in sizes from 3 months to 5T costume.

witch mama and baby costume handmade

Want more? More Halloween costumes and decor ideas are waiting just for you.

Related: The best Halloween goodies for whole family

Hope you liked these ideas and found perfect fall activities to be creative with your kids.


Lily Zunic

I believe every person is creative and every craft project is beautiful when you create for the journey of your heart.


  1. Jason | 14th Jan 19

    this is really going to engage my kids full time after studies. Great article

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