Just like any parent looking to spend quality time with the children, it’s likely you’re always on the lookout for fun things the entire family can do.
So, what sort of fall activities can you do that will be a fun experience for everyone?
With the weather finally starting to cool down, and the leaves starting to change colors, it’s a great time to head on outside and enjoy what might just be the best season of the year.
Here are five great fall activities you can do together with the entire family that won’t cost so much:
Visit a Local Farm
When the autumn foliage comes around, so too does harvest season. And many local farms do welcome families coming by to pick some fresh produce themselves.
You can use all those freshly picked fruits and vegetables to host your own backyard harvest party or teach the kids to bake or cook.
Take a bit of a road trip to enjoy the new colors of fall, and organize a fun family weekend of camping. Get a nice bonfire going and cozy up toasting s’ mores and telling ghost stories.
The weather should be perfect for a bit of outdoor fun, plus you get the bonus of having fewer bugs pestering you, as well as thinner crowds, which means you can have your favorite campgrounds pretty much all to yourself.
Plant Bulbs in Time for Spring
Another fun family activity is planting your own bulbs so they can welcome you in the spring with some pretty colors. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, alliums, and crocuses are just some of the flowers you can plant with the kids in the garden.
If it’s vegetable you like, you can go for spring greens like spinach, arugula, lettuce, and mustard greens. Planting trees and shrubs are also ideal during the fall so they can grow stronger root systems before the winter months come.
Make Your Halloween Costumes
The best costumes for Halloween are the cleverest ideas you can come up with together as a family. You can decide to let the kids go as their favorites, with you, the parents in supporting roles. Or you can come up with a group concept together.
The point is to get everyone involved in the creative process, including designing and actually crafting the family costumes. That way, it becomes a nice family tradition of sorts, leading up to Halloween.
Have Your Holiday Photos Taken
With the great weather we’re having in the fall, this would be an excellent opportunity to hire a professional photographer to snap a few candid shots of the family having a great time outdoors.
You can use these family photos for the upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day.
Work with your photographer and plan out themes and wardrobe changes if you’d like a variety of looks, or even how your shots can be taken for a bit more artistic flair.
You can even take this opportunity to take the photos on your own. Armed with your smartphone and a bit of knowledge you might have gained from a book or an online tutorial, feel free to practice your new skills so you can have a whole new lot of photos the whole family can use on social media, greeting cards, and for printing.
A Final Word on Family Fall Activities
These are just a few ideas to get you started on a few fun things you can do with the entire family this fall. Many consider fall to be the best season of the year, with the summer crowds finally thinning out and Halloween just around the corner.
There really is no shortage of ideas– the most important thing is that you all have a great time making new memories while taking advantage of the more pleasant weather and the changing colors of the season.