5 Simple Fall Activities the Entire Family Will Enjoy

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 | Comments Off on 5 Simple Fall Activities the Entire Family Will Enjoy

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If there’s something we all remember doing as a kid, it’s celebrating the change of seasons – especially fall. Halloween parties, haunted houses, caramel apples, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches are just a few of the many things you can do with your kids to make the transition into winter more fun. Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and although Mother Nature is slowing down, it doesn’t mean your family has to! It’s a great time of year to get outside, embrace the cool weather, beautiful colors, and abundance of apples and squash. Read on for 5 of our favorite activities that everyone in your home will enjoy – then, pick a couple to enjoy this Labor Day weekend!

  1. Make quick and easy apple cider!
    Since the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, autumn is the perfect time for a yummy, warm beverage! Apple cider is a great alternative to candy when your family’s sweet tooth calls, and adding a cinnamon stick to stir with makes the beverage even more fun!
  2. Visit your local farmer’s market and search for the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
    Make a game out of finding the biggest pumpkin, the silliest looking pumpkin, or the skinniest pumpkin, and give prizes to each of your little ones – since of course, they are all winners! And if pumpkins aren’t available yet, check out the fun varieties of silly looking squashes!
  3. Make a scarecrow from the leaves in the yard!
    Scarecrows aren’t just for Halloween – they are the perfect front porch accessory for the entire autumn season. There are plenty of leaves to go around once autumn is in full swing, and what better way to recycle some old clothes and have a blast cleaning the yard but with making your own scarecrow? While you are creating your scarecrow, be sure to jump in a pile of leaves or two – it will be hard for everyone to not participate in the fun!
  4. Create a fall-themed scavenger hunt!
    Start by taking a nature walk with your children and gathering found fall items to use in the scavenger hunt. My favorite items include: pine-cones, leaves, rocks, twigs, and seeds. What a perfect way to get the little ones to solve riddles, puzzles, and learn their ABC’s while having a blast! It’s almost as fun to make the hunt as seeing their grins as they hunt!
  5. Go for a weekend hike!
    All over the country, fall shows in so many different ways. Explore your part of town, or even make a day trip to check out different fields, lakes, forests, meadows, and gardens. Who knows, you may even stop by a corn maze on the way, and enjoy a great detour!

Enjoy yourself and the smiles that fall brings with these great ideas. Here’s to hoping they inspire your own. Happy Fall!

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