The colors on the leaves have changed. There is a crispness to the morning air. Pumpkins have begun appearing on the front stoops of homes. Yes, the fall season is in full swing. Since this is my personal favorite time of year, any activity outside could be fun for me. However, I do realize that when it comes to activities that are family-friendly for my crew, not anything will do. If you are like me and would like to share your love of this time of year with other family members, be ready to put on your younger self shoes. Simple acts, like hunting for different colored leaves while on a walk, can bring out the child in all of us, as well as fascinate the younger minds in our homes. If you have older children at home, there are still different autumn geared activities to enjoy. Curious for easy, affordable, yet fun activities that will have all loving pumpkin spice as much as you do? Read on for five different family activities every member of your team will love.
Fall Family Activity #1: Explore the outdoors, while noticing how it has changed. An amazingly simple and free activity is to simply go for a walk with your loved ones. From here, the activities are endless. From jumping into a pile of newly raked leaves, to picking up beautiful ones and talking about the assorted colors and textures of them, these outdoor acts will create long-lasting memories for your family members.
Fall Family Activity #2: Create a collage of the different leaves you have picked up. There are a variety of different art pieces you can create with your little or older ones using old leaves and acorns. From designing press-leaf art pieces, to using leaves to create stamps, there are countless different art masterpieces you can create. Check out the blog “Mother Natured” for great tips on how to make leaf art and crafts.
Fall Family Activity #3: Take a road trip to visit a haunted location. While some locations may require a small fee, and some may not be friendly for the younger members, there are a number of exciting locations to check out near Winston-Salem this fall. These visits will absolutely get everyone excited for Halloween! Check out my other article, “Haunted Carolina Places to Visit,” in Forsyth Family this month for a full list of different spots to check out this spooky season.
Fall Family Activity #4: Welcome autumn by baking! It is the perfect time of year to make anything featuring a fall lover’s favorite flavor—pumpkin spice! Try out a new pumpkin bread recipe or make pumpkin banana pancakes for your family one morning. Not a pumpkin spice fanatic? There are other great fall recipes to enjoy. From apple crumble cinnamon rolls to sweet potato cobbler, there are many different sweet treats to create!
Fall Family Activity #5: Enjoy fall crafts with the young, as well as young at heart. From traditional Halloween crafts, like pumpkin carving, to creating turkey placemats to adorn your Thanksgiving dinner table, fall is a great season to create art together. There are numerous different autumn crafts to choose from, too. Many blogs online have a wide variety of activities to choose from. For example, if you have littles at home, you may want to incorporate an easier activity, like making a turkey placemat out of different pieces of construction paper, or toilet roll paper turkeys. If you have older children, you can create something more detailed, like creating and painting robot gourds. Regardless of the age, the entire family can enjoy these crafts.