There are so many amazing things about the fall season to get excited about.
From delicious pumpkin-inspired recipes to the scent of cinnamon filling the air, colorful changes in the trees and chilly nights spent by warm fires… the list goes on and on!
But celebrating fall with the family and making meaningful memories to cherish for years to come is the best of all.
Here’s a look at five awesome activities you can do with the family this fall.
Take part in all the festivities before the winter rolls in and the weather has us cooped up indoors!
1. Go Apple Picking
The most obvious fall activity that jumps out in everyone’s mind—well, maybe other than jumping into a pile of leaves—is apple picking at your nearby orchard!
It’s bushels of fun for kids of all ages and parents can get even more value out of the admission price by using the apples they take home to whip up some yummy treats.
Apple pie, apple tarts, and apple jam are a few fan favorites.
2. Take a Nature Hike
Now that the air is cooling down and it’s more comfortable to hike outdoors, go outside and appreciate nature’s beauty.
Fall is one of the most vivid seasons with brightly colored tree leaves filling the skyline, and taking a stroll through nature is a meaningful way to spend time as a family while staying fit.
Autumn walks are a great way to bring Hygge to your family, which is a Dutch method of connecting with yourself and the people you love. It brings people disconnected people together and reminds us how lost we can get in our phones or day-to-day lives.
3. Have a Fall-Themed Photoshoot
It feels like every year around this time, our social media feeds are filled with photos of families set in rustic scenery, so why not get in on the fun with a fall photoshoot?
You don’t need to hire a professional to snap a few shots out while hiking through the woods, or sitting on a stack of hay at the orchard, but if you do, make sure to prepare ahead of time.
Compare photographers, consider the lighting at your location of choice, select color-coded ensembles with warm shades such as burnt sienna.
Remind yourself in advance that wrangling the kids for the picture-perfect photo will be nearly impossible, but the important part is to just have fun with it.
Genuine laughter is the surest way you’ll capture real smiles in sweet moments.
4. Make Autumnal Arts & Crafts
Just take a look at Pinterest to get a sense of all the fun crafts you can make that are inspired by fall. There’s truly no limit other than your own imagination!
It’s a great activity that families can do together whenever they’re stuck inside on a rainy day, and they can double as seasonal décor when placed on display as art around the house.
Some of the most common autumnal arts and crafts include:
- Pressed and preserved leaf prints
- Tissue paper trees and suncatchers
- Paper plate scarecrow or sunflower
- Mason jar light-up lanterns
- Painted acorns for a table centerpiece
- Pine cone bird feeders hung outside
- Popsicle stick picture frames
- Pumpkin pie Playdough
You should definitely keep these in mind if you’ll be celebrating a birthday in fall—guests will be sure to love these popular crowd-pleasers.
5. Carve Halloween Pumpkins
Of course, this list would not be complete without mentioning the classic tradition of pumpkin carving. This iconic craft is so popular among families for a reason—it’s tons of fun!
See which family member can carve out the best spooky cat or ghoulish ghost, then put them outside for neighbors to enjoy as they pass by.
If you don’t feel like dealing with the mess, you can also take a twist by painting them and transforming a white pumpkin into a cute unicorn, or a green gourd into a Frankenstein monster.
Have fun this season and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime!