I love the fall! It’s one of my favourite times of year. Not just because my birthday is October 11th and Halloween is one of my absolute favourite holidays. The leaves are changing, the weather is a tad crisper, boots and winter jackets replace shorts and t-shirts and there is something about fall that says… let’s enjoy!
With fall also comes boredom though, especially for kids. The colder weather can sometimes put a damper on kids playing outside the way they did in the summer. So how can families enjoy the season of change and beat the boredom blues?
Family Fall Activities everyone can enjoy here in the Fraser Valley!
Bake a fresh apple pie – or use this recipe for a no bake pie if you are baker challenged like myself!
Make home-made apple sauce.
Go apple picking at the Apple Barn and then visit the pumpkin patch while you are there!
Make an indoor campfire and sit around it telling ghost-stories while drinking hot chocolate.
Roast some pumpkin seeds (a great recipe you can try)
Visit a corn maze at Papa John’s at Maan Farms.
Bob for apples
Make some candy corn necklaces, popcorn necklaces.
Collect pine cones and make Christmas ornaments out of them.
Teach the kids about animals and hibernating.
Paint a pumpkin with glow in the dark paint.
Make home-made stews or soups with grilled-cheese sandwiches.
Decorate the house for Halloween!
Make creepy Halloween snacks the kids will love!
Create your own Harvest cards to hand out to neighbors and friends.
Walk around Mill Lake and collect leaves for arts and crafts projects.
These are just a few of the activities we are going to engage in as October unfolds. There is so much to see and do and I want to make full use of my days. Check out ourfor Family Fall / Halloween Activities for some more great ideas!
What plans or activities do you have or do during the fall season as a family?