I love that it is cool enough to feel like fall! We have gotten out our cool weather clothes and bought the ingredients for apple cider yesterday. Fall may be my favorite time of the year! Its the only season besides Christmas that I keep decorations for, I love the smells, colors and food of fall!
Last week my parents were in town and we went hiking and apple picking. Mom helped C with her science fair project that is due in a couple weeks. They tested which brand of popcorn pops the best! It was so fun, and this was the perfect time of year to do so many activities since it isn’t hot.
I made a list of some great family activities that are cheap or free to squeeze in before the busyness of the holidays gets here and before the weather gets super cold.
- Get outdoors! Go for a hike or bike ride, spend some time at the park throwing a Frisbee. Take a walk around your neighborhood.
- Look up state or national parks nearby and plan a family picnic.
- Rake the leaves in your yard into a pile and let the kids jump in them.
- Make leaf rubbings in fall colors.
- Check local museums- some have a free day each month.
- Check out fall storybooks from the library, or if you have older kids, read Anne of Green Gables. There is a free version on Kindle.
- Make pumpkin bread and apple cider.
- Go apple picking.
- Camp out in your backyard.
- Visit a pumpkin patch.
- Buy fall colored nail polish and paint your toes a fun color.
- Thrift shop for a fun fall accessory like a scarf or hat.
- Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt!
- Make Fall Slime.
- Use sidewalk chalk to draw a foursquare in your driveway.
- Make a living room fort.
- Drink hot chocolate on your back porch.
- Take a nature walk and let your kids take a picture of every kind of insect they can find.
- Start a “thankful wall” in your home and fill it with post it notes of what your family is thankful for.
- Roast marshmallows.
- Play football in your backyard.
- Find a local farmers market to get your produce.
- Bake cookies, or a pie.
- Go on a hayride.
- Watch the sunset.
Want to print this list out? Here it is as a printable: 25 Fall Activities for Families. What are your favorite things to do in the fall? Leave a comment below with your ideas!
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