Falling leaves, pumpkins, and caramel apples are just a few of the things to love about autumn. It's the perfect time to enjoy fun activities with your loved ones. Today, I have some ideas for ways that you can get out there and have some fall fun with the family.
- Camp in the Backyard: Who says you have to drive to a campground to go camping? Set up a tent or pull out the sleeping bags to spend an evening or night in the backyard.
- Carve Pumpkins: Make time this fall to grab some pumpkins at your local farmers' market and do some creative carving together.
- Go Leaf-Peeping: Leaf-peeping can be done on foot or from a seat in your family's car. Drive to a local park or walk some trails to take in all of the changing colors of the leaves.
- Make S'mores: Set up a line of s'mores ingredients on a kitchen counter so each family member can build their own. For some extra fun, try making a few delicious s'mores with a twist.
- Bake a Treat With an Autumn Theme: Gather with family members in the kitchen and make an autumn-themed treat together. Caramel apples, pumpkin cookies, and candy corn magic bars are a few tasty suggestions.
- Decorate Your Yard for Fall: When you go to decorate your yard and carport for the fall this year, get everyone in on the fun. For example, little kids can arrange pumpkins around the carport, teens can stuff the sections of a scarecrow with hay, and adults can hook up eerie lighting.
- Make a Bird Feeder: Make a bird feeder out of items you have around the house. This is a craft you and your family (and the birds) can enjoy throughout the year.
- Go for a Hayride: Keep your eyes open for farms in your area that are hosting hayrides this fall. They're usually inexpensive, and it's an exciting activity for kids and adults.
- Roast Pumpkin Seeds: This is a simple activity that helps you make good use of those seeds after carving pumpkins. Each family member can sprinkle in the ingredients they want, whether it's salt, cinnamon, chili powder, or another spice.
- Go See a Drive-In Movie: Going to a local drive-in theater is a socially distanced way to see a movie with the family. Be sure to bring some snacks if the theater isn't serving them.
- Rake Leaves Into Piles and Go Jumping! This activity never gets old. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn with family and share some laughs at the same time.
- Go Bicycling: Round up your family members and hop on your bicycles for a ride around the neighborhood. Enjoy a breath of fresh air and exercise all in the same outing.
- Walk Through a Corn Maze: Navigating a corn maze can be a really entertaining activity for kids of all ages.
- Visit an Apple Orchard: Do you have a farmer with an apple orchard in your area? If so, it may be open to visitors who want to pick apples or just enjoy a walk around a unique place.
- Enjoy a Fall Picnic: Put together a picnic basket full of sandwiches, potato salad, and other favorites and go for a picnic in a local park. The cool air and leaves falling all around will make it a memorable afternoon for you and your family.
I hope one or more of these ideas appeal to you. Have some fun this fall, and thanks for reading. - Alan