Although you may be sad that the summer is coming to an end,
you should be excited for all of the wonderful things that autumn is sure to
bring. The fall season promises crisp weather, beautiful scenery in nature, and
delicious foods accompanied by wonderful holiday traditions.
And if you have a little one running around the house, it is
important to take advantage of all of these incredible things before the winter
arrives. Don’t let the year end without trying these seven family time fall
activities for kids and the whole family.
1. Nature Walk
It is undeniable that the fall season brings with it some of
the most beautiful colors throughout the entire year. The rich reds, sparkling
yellows and golds, and earthy browns all come together to paint the world in
wonderful ways. Head outside one day for a nature walk during family time to
enjoy it all together.
2. Start a
The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to start a new
family activity tradition. This may include saying thanks during dinner, playing
sports together outside, or even just cooking together in the kitchen. But
whatever you do, setting a tradition now will give the kids something to look
forward to every year.
3. Learn a New Sport
The cool temperatures of fall provide the perfect
opportunity to head outside in the afternoon and learn a new sport with the
family. You can try disc golf, bocce ball, or even a sport that you make up. And
don’t worry about winners or losers – this activity for kids is more about
4. Visit a Farm
Few children these days get the chance to witness where
their food comes from, or even get a chance to see livestock and other animals.
Take a trip to a local farm one day and show your kids another side of life. Some
farms may even offer tractor rides, or a chance to pet the animals.
5. Make a Farmers
Another great way to spend a whole Saturday or Sunday is by heading
to a local farmers market and picking up all of the ingredients you need for a
delicious meal. By doing so, your children may gain a better appreciation of
where the food comes from and how it turns into dinner. Plus, the farmers
market is often a great place to take kids, as it generally involves tasty
treats to snack on along the way.
6. Watch a Sport
Whether you watch on television, or head to the sporting
arena to view in person, watching a sport together is a fantastic family
activity. It gives you a chance to talk and connect during the breaks between play,
and provides you with a common cause to bond over. Make sure that your children
understand that it’s not about winning or losing – it’s about getting together
with family, cheering on hard-working players, and being a good sportsman at
7. Tell Your Child
As the weather cools, you may find yourself stuck inside more
often with a blanket wrapped around the little ones. Take this time to share
stories of when you were a kid, including where you lived, what it was like at
school, and things you did for fun. Although it may be completely opposite from
how your children are growing up, sharing with them stories of your youth can
bring you closer together.
Ultimately, whatever you choose to do, make sure you do it
together. Fall is the perfect chance to spend more time as a family, and these
seven kid-friendly activities will help you bond with one another.