Yay, it’s Fall! Now what? Maybe your family is stir-crazy and excited for #FallDays. What are some ways you might be able to celebrate the season? Here are some great ideas to enjoy these cooler harvest days with the kids.
It wouldn’t be a list of what to do in Fall without suggesting the pumpkin patch! Make a day of it and find a good patch you can spend the whole day at, with hayrides, corn mazes, a country store, and a petting barn. Who knows whether you or the kids will have more fun! Don’t be boring and buy your pumpkins at your local grocery store, go out to the farm and make memories that last.
Go on a Nature Walk
Now’s the time of year to admire the changing colors on all the trees before the leaves completely fall. Bundle up the family, make some hot cocoa and go for a walk through a nature preserve, or even just through your neighborhood. The kids will be delighted at all the vibrant colors, and you can use the moment to teach them about the seasons as well. Get them out of the house and into the open air. This is just as good for you as it is for them!
Cook Some Comfort Food!
T’is the season for comfort food! That stick-to-your ribs food the whole family loves and has been looking forward to all summer. Casseroles, soups, pastas, maybe even some meatloaf and Shepherd’s Pie. Whatever you decide to make, get the kids involved and teach them a thing or two about cooking in the kitchen. It’s the perfect thing to do if the day outside is blustery and cold. Looking forward to some good food to warm you up is a lovely anticipation!
Do Some Canning
Perhaps you haven’t canned anything since your childhood with Grandma. Don’t let that stop you! Canning jam is one of the easiest things to do as you don’t need a pressure cooker. A hot water bath will do! The kids in particular will be amazed to preserve their own food at home. If you grow your own food in a garden, canning is the perfect way to keep them for the months to come. Invite the kids to learn what families have been doing for generations to stockpile food. There’s nothing more satisfying than taking the can out of the hot water bath and hearing that “POP” once the lid is sealed!
Go to a Fall Festival
Several towns and communities hold fall festivals, which is a fun fair-like atmosphere where games, food, and fun abound. If you have one in your area, pack up the kids and have a day of fun! You’ll have a grand ol’ time celebrating the harvest and being able to buy fresh produce from local farms. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll be sure to have an incredible Fall season!
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