“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” The fall season brings out so much warmth and comfort that it becomes easy to make this season’s transition from summer. It’s a time to unpack the sweaters, bring out your best soup and chili recipes, and of course, indulge in all things pumpkin spiced.
With Halloween festivities behind us and Thanksgiving coming around the corner, it’s that time of year where the months begin to move very quickly. As parents, we want to make the most of these days and also create some fun memories with our children. Regardless of where you may live, there is an abundance of fall-related activities to enjoy outside or inside your home that will be fun for the whole family (mostly the kids, but aren’t happy children synonymous with happy parents?)
Here are some things your family can check out:
Attend a fall festival – You would be surprised at the amount of activities that many local schools, public libraries and museums have planned this time of year. With delicious foods, arts and crafts and different activities, a festival is a great way to spend the day. Check out what may be happening in your area and bring the kids for a fun-filled day.
Visit a farm – Pack up your kids and camera for an Instagram-able trip to a farm that will definitely deliver for kids of all ages (bonus points for parents if the farm has a shop for produce, homemade jams and apple cider doughnuts!). Many farms offer a host of kid-friendly activities, from apple picking and playing in a pumpkin patch to getting lost in a corn maze and making friends at a petting zoo. If your baby is young, walking them around will still provide them with a great time, and you can put them in a baby carrier to let them see all of the action.
Play in the leaves –Spend some time in your backyard or hiking through a park to take in all of the beautiful changes happening outside. Spread a blanket on the ground and let your baby watch or crawl to different leaves. For older kids, counting leaves and going on a scavenger hunt to collect pinecones, acorns and leaves of different colors will keep them engaged.
Create Fall-themed Decorations– Make keepsakes from the items that were foraged outside to use in your home decorations, for some special touches around your house. Your kids can make different fall collages from their collections that can be hung on the walls with posterboard and glue, or a fall wreath for your front door using a wreath frame and ribbon.
Bake Seasonal Treats – With fresh apples, pumpkin and produce on hand, the kitchen can become the next playground in terms of crafting up apple pies, roasting pumpkin seeds and making other tasty, seasonal treats. Kids can help to wash apples, scoop pumpkins (and get them ready for carving!) or mix and measure things to include the whole family.
The sky is truly the limit when it comes to enjoying this magical time of year. What have you done so far this fall, and what are you still looking forward to do? Let us know in the comments!
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