Are you searching for fall activity ideas? Are you planning a family event and need some suggestions? Just want to get your kids out of the house this fall? Here are a few enriching fall activities for kids and families.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
A trip to a pumpkin patch is a fantastic photo opportunity and will create memories. The kids will enjoy selecting pumpkins. They also might have a blast participating in other activities such as a hay ride, and jumping on an inflatable jumper. Some pumpkin patches only allow large groups to visit, but many are open on the weekends for families to come. To find a pumpkin patch near you, visit the “Pumpkin Patches and More” website here. You can search by state.
Visit a Maize
A second great fall idea is to visit a corn maze, also referred to as a “maize.” Kids will enjoy getting lost in the giant maze, and can enjoy other activities such as a petting zoo. To locate the nearest maize, visit this website here. It can be somewhat of an educational experience.
Make Leave Collages
Another suggestion is to go on a nature walk at a park, or even through your neighborhood. Encourage your children to gather leaves. When you get home,make a collage and talk about leaves. Post the collage on the refrigerator for decoration. This is an easy and cheap family activity.
Make Pumpkin Treats
Baking and cooking together as a family can be lots of fun. You can make pumpkin cookies, pumpkin fudge and even pumpkin milkshakes. Read “Fun Recipes Using Pumpkins” for ideas. (Click here to read it.)
Make a Scarecrow
One fun and unique family activity is to make a scarecrow together. You can then place it in the yard for all the neighbors to see. For directions, please read “How to Make a Fall Scarecrow.”
Decorate the Yard
In addition to creating a scarecrow, you can decorate the yard together. Be sure to use pumpkins, and maybe a hay stack or two. If you need ideas, just search on Yahoo for “fall decorated yards”.
Rake Leaves for a Neighbor
If you have an elderly neighbor, consider raking leaves for him or her. You could even do it as a surprise. Many church youth groups do this and call it “rake and run”.
The fall is a great time for family hiking because it is not too hot or cold usually. Also, the mosquitoes usually aren’t as bad. If you live near hiking trails, take advantage of them. Click here to read some articles with reviews of hiking spots.
Camping is also a great activity for the fall, when it is not too hot. Don’t forget to make s’mores! (For some recipes, check here.)
These are just a fun ideas for family activities in September, October and November. Activities can help promote bonding, create memories, and make great photos for the album.
If you need additional ideas, please read “Creative Ways to Amuse and Entertain Your Toddler” and “Twenty Things for Kids to Do Besides Watching TV.” Have fun!