Summer may be over and the kids may be back in school, but that doesn’t mean that there are not fun outdoor family activities. On the contrary, there are plenty of Fun Fall Activities Kids will enjoy and they are a great way to get the family active together. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is usually pretty inviting and the fall foliage is so special to enjoy.
8 Fun Fall Activities For Kids
Plant Bulbs & Trees
If your family enjoys gardening (and what kid doesn’t enjoy playing in the dirt?), fall is the time to plant bulbs to have flowers next spring. Your family can go through catalogs together and pick out their favorites. Not only do you have the fun of planting them, you all get the anticipation of watching them come out next spring. Fall is also a great time to plant trees. Their roots will have all winter to get established before they are called on to supply water during the hot summer. Next year you’ll be enjoying the additional fall colors.
Decorate For Fall
Fall presents the perfect opportunity to decorate for fall and particularly for Halloween. Adding anything from spider webs to pumpkins and gourds are fantastic ways to entertain this annual holiday. Halloween decorations are very affordable and can even be found at your local grocery. If you’re a very creative and celebratory family, it’s highly recommended to explore DIY options for making your home more festive.
Go on a Picnic
Chances are your favorite spot to picnic is still available, at least on weekends, or you can try a new spot. If you have a beach nearby, it should be much less crowded than during the summer. Wherever you go for a picnic, you should also have an opportunity to go on a nature hike. Your kids can collect leaves and look for animal tracks. A picnic is also a great excuse to drive through the countryside and enjoy the leaves turning colors.
Enjoy a Festival
Fall is traditionally the time of harvest, and many towns have festivals dedicated to that theme. Others have street fairs or Oktoberfests. Chances are good there will be games for the children to play, music to listen to, carnival foods to eat, and arts and crafts to browse and buy.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
This time of year most farmer’s markets feature pumpkins or apples. The kids will love picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve into a Jack-O-Lantern, and if you’re inclined to make pumpkin pie, no doubt your family will enjoy eating it. In the fall, many farm markets will have additional fun activities: hay rides, corn mazes, apple bobbing, and maybe even a haunted house.
Go For A Fall Walk Or Drive And Enjoy The Fall Foliage
If your neighborhood has plenty of trees in hues of orange, red, and yellow, get out and enjoy the fall foliage with your kids! If you have countryside near by that bursts to life with color, a country drive to see the fall foliage may be one of the perfect Fun Fall Activities Kids will enjoy.
Play In The Leaves
When the leaves start falling it is a wonderful time for children to be involved in the work of collecting the leaves into a pile. Then they can also be involved in playing in the leaf pile and they will learn that hard work can be worth the effort. Throw a few leaves up in the air yourself- you’ll be surprised how good it feels to pretend to be young and carefree again!
Winter will be here before you know it, so be sure you and your family take advantage of the opportunities for Fun Fall Activities Kids will love while they last!