The Fall is one of the best times of year to get together as a family and have some fun both in the great outdoors and in the comfort of the home. With such beautiful foliage to enjoy, there’s no better opportunity to spend time in each other’s company and try some of these simple yet entertaining activities that young and old alike are sure to love.
1.Go On A Nature Trail
Is there anything more refreshing than taking a walk in the crisp Fall air? Head out on a nature trail with the whole family and see how many signs of the season you can spot. Make it a competition to see who can find the most yellow or red leaves, or make your own “I Spy” book which children can complete as they identify different natural features of this time of year.
2.Go Apple Picking
One traditional Fall activity that never gets old is going apple picking at an orchard. Nothing can rival the taste of a delicious freshly picked apple right from the tree, and the fun of the picking itself is only part of the entertainment. Later, the children can help to make an apple pie, apple sauce or apple jelly with the fruit that they’ve gathered.
3.Carving A Pumpkin
Fall means one thing to many people, and that’s Halloween! With the spookiest time of year right around the corner, it’s time to choose the perfect pumpkin and start carving! Pumpkins are surprisingly simple to carve, so whether you plan your own design or whether you use a stencil to get the ideal look, you’re sure to have a lot of fun together creating a pumpkin head to decorate your front porch.
4.Have A Campfire
As the weather turns chilly and the air becomes cooler, what could be better than a campfire in the back yard? If you have a fire pit, it’s time to pull on your hat and gloves, get out some marshmallows and make s’mores together. Why not have a campfire sing-a-long as well for an even better family bonding experience?
5. Make Some Fall Art
Kids love craft activities, so combine the season and your children’s favorite art materials in a wonderful Fall activity that you can all enjoy. Gather leaves to paint and make beautiful pictures to decorate your home, or make a table centerpiece using natural items like acorns and pine cones that you’ve picked up on your nature walk. It’s a great opportunity for children to express themselves while learning about the season.
We all have busy lives, but making time for quality time as a family is always important, and what better way to spend time together than by enjoying a fun seasonal activity? These are just five of the best ways to enjoy each other’s company this Fall.