Our days without snow are numbered. While winter activities are fun, don’t let fall pass by without taking part in these fun fall activities.
Jump in some leaves
As long as you don’t think too hard about what you’re really launching yourself into, breaking a massive jump by a heaping pile of leaves is a ton of fun. If you have a big backyard this is a great way to get some help raking up those leaves. See who can make the largest pile of leaves, further incentivizing the kids to rake more leaves. Don’t forget to snap some photos during all of the fun!
Go for a hayride
Find one around your town, or if you have a trailer and some hay bales, make your own hayride. Get the family together and give everyone a thermos filled with their favorite hot drink. Check out the different themed hayrides, some are haunted while others give a historical account of the location. If you’re going to host your own hayride, invite some friends and make it a party. Just be sure to always have safety in mind.
Go apple picking
Fall is the only time of year where you can pluck apples right off the tree. This is a great way to get the whole family out and walking around. Apple orchards often have a variety of family-friendly activities, plus you can enjoy fresh cider and doughnuts. Make the trip a learning experience for the kids and teach them about how fruit is grown.
Head to a pumpkin patch
If the apple crop around you took a hit this year, make your way to a pumpkin patch. Let your kids choose their favorite pumpkins for carving or decoration. Like apple orchards, pumpkin patches also have tons of activities like corn mazes, haunted houses and hayrides. When you get home, have a pumpkin carving contest and bake the pumpkin seeds.
Have an outdoor game day
Whether it’s football, soccer, Frisbee or baseball, fall is the perfect time to plan a day full of outdoor sports. It’s a great way to get some exercise outdoors while the weather still permits. Invite other friends and family to join in and have a tournament.
Take a hike
Go on a nature walk and enjoy the beautiful colors of the season. Tell the kids to be on the lookout for interesting leaves to use in crafts. If you have a longer path you like to trek, get the family onto some bikes and ride your way through the fall foliage.
Soak up the last of the warm weather before it freezes. Get outside and spend time with the family. What’s on your list to do before it snows?