Autumn is a season that inspires creativity and outdoor fun due to its cooler temperatures and crisper air. Before the
bitter winter begins, many families attempt to soak up the last remaining days suitable for outdoor adventures. From
gorgeous fall foliage gazing to pumpkin carving, this time of year is full of bountiful activities. Discover a multitude
of fun, colors, and adventures the entire family will love, and choose accessories that help make these activities even
Visit a Local Harvest Event
There are a variety of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay ride events, and apple picking events in the area. Opportunities are all around-just do a little searching, and you’ll be sure to find an event going on somewhere around your neighborhood that your kids will love.
Outdoor fall sports like football are a great way to enjoy the weather. Another activity is to visit a playground at a
local park or school. Once the leaves begin to really fall, what better way to enjoy time right in the back yard than
making a leaf pile and then jumping in it.
Send the kids outdoors to gather an assortment of sticks for this project. The sticks should be from 9 to 12 inches long. You’ll also need string. Begin tying the sticks together, joining them at the bottom and at the top. Keep adding sticks until the circumference of all of the sticks fits around your kid’s head. Pull the ends together and tie. If the sticks scratch your little guy’s head, glue a piece of felt to the inside of the stick hat for padding.
This weather is perfect to just be outdoors and experiencing fresh air. Take a walk, go for a hike, or go on a bike ride.
Camping out can be great fun for the kids, whether it is at a park or just in your own backyard! Children also love to
collect leaves-bring their favorites home and use them for craft projects. Check out the local area parks and see if they have a nature program to participate in, or if you’re into some real adventure.
Outdoor Arts and Crafts
Fall is a great time for making fun arts and crafts with things such as acorns, leaves, and pinecones. To make a pinecone bird feeder, simply spread peanut butter on a pinecone and cover it with birdseed. Hang it from a tree, and watch the birds flock. Other autumn themed arts and crafts that are easy for kids to assemble include a leaf mobile with leaves and sticks or an autumn wreath.
This only happens one night out of the year, but participating in trick-or-treating is a great way for your toddler or
pre-k kids to get outside, make new friends, and have fun dressing up as anything they have ever wanted to be.