7 Activities to Do with Your Child this Fall
The fall weather is finally here and before we know it, we will be feeling the freezing cold winter temps. Since the crisp fall days are already numbered, it is super important to get out there and enjoy them while you can. Turn off the television, throw on a cozy jacket, and get outside! If the weather is not agreeing with you, we have some other options!
Fall Activities to Try:
- Bake something. Baking for fun is always way more exciting than baking for an event, party, or function. Plus, you will be able to savor the time with your kiddos! Instead of turning on the TV, grab your kids, head to the local market to pick up a few ingredients and make their favorite treat with them. They will be excited to help in the kitchen and will be so proud of themselves when it is all done!
- Head to a local farm. Whether you are wandering around learning about the farm and visiting with animals or picking pumpkins or apples, heading to the local farm is a great fall activity to do with your kiddos. Some farms even have fall festivals that include apple cider donuts, tractor rides, games, and more so be sure to look around and see what your community has to offer!
- Check out Boo! At the Zoo. Many zoos host some sort of Halloween event, typically called Boo! At the Zoo, making Halloween activities even more exciting. Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo both have Boo! At the Zoo coming up and the itinerary includes costume contests, animal enrichment, games, crafts and more!
- Go to a local football game. Seeing older kids playing team sports is always a fun way to encourage community among your children. Plus, it makes for a fun day activity! Most local schools have football games every weekend through Thanksgiving and there is typically no entry fee.
- Do a 5k. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and sign your family up for a 5k! Fall tends to have many charity walks/runs available so it is easy to find one that lines up with your schedule. It will keep your family active while donating to a great cause.
- Carve pumpkins. Did someone say pumpkin carving contest? Carving pumpkins (and even painting them!) is an exciting way to spark a little competition among the family. Whoever has the most creative pumpkin wins an extra piece of Halloween candy!
- Fall crafts. Take your crafts outside! Set up a table in your backyard or driveway and create fun fall crafts with outdoor elements (think leaves, sticks, grass). When you’re done, hang them on the fridge or gift them to a friend or family member!