When the fall season rolls around, making it fun for the whole family can be as easy as it sounds! There are quite a few seasonal activities everyone can participate in, from arts and crafts to visiting a pumpkin patch. This is a great way to spend time together and celebrate the start of the fall season! Here are a few fall activities for the family to do together.
The first thing you can do is sit the family down to complete a few fall related arts and crafts. You can do the crafts just for fun or create your own fall home decor. One fall craft for the family to do for fun is the popular leaf-tracing craft. Collect a few leaves from the yard or local park. Place them under a piece of light-colored construction paper and gently scribble on the paper with a crayon or colored pencil. The shapes of the leaves should show up on the paper. If you and the family enjoy making your own home decorations, then you can create your own fall centerpiece. For example, take a few small pumpkins and place them inside of a round woven basket. You can even add a little fall scented potpourri to give it a fall kick. You can work on one big fall craft together, or everyone can work on their own.
There are many families who enjoy decorating for the fall season. So gather the family together to decorate the inside and outside of the home! You can decorate with fall themed centerpieces, wreaths, fall scented candles, window clings, flags, garden stakes, and pumpkins. To make sure the decorating does not become too hard, everyone can have their own job based on their age. For example, teenagers and adults can put the garden stakes into the ground and light the fall scented candles. Children can help place the centerpieces on the tables and decorate the window with the clings. Be sure to help each other (especially the younger children) when needed. When you are done decorating together, your house will look great.
When the leaves start to fall in the backyard, gather than family together to help you rake them up. Doing this chore together will help to get it done faster. You can even turn it into a game! As you rake, have the children look for leaves of different colors and shapes. Another idea would be to see who can rake up the most leaves (without rough-housing or physically moving each other out of the way). You can also let the children jump into the pile of leaves once, but let them know that they will still have to help them rake the leaves up after wards.
If you want to take the family out for awhile, then check your area to see if there are any pumpkin patches. Be sure to check farms and petting zoos, as they will also have pumpkin patches during the fall season. Pumpkin patches allow guests to take home one free pumpkin or a pumpkin at a low price. In addition to taking home a pumpkin, families can also go on a hayride, work on a few crafts, visit animals, do a little shopping (usually for food or small souvenirs), and more. The activities will vary per pumpkin patch.
These are just a few of the fall activities for the family to do together. Other activities can include baking fall themed cookies (such as cookies shaped like leaves with orange icing), shopping for fall decorations, putting together a leaf collage, making pine cone decorations, and more. Plan just one or two activities for the day or do a few through-out the fall season. Whatever activities you choose for your family, you can all have fun celebrating the fall season together!