Looking for something to do with your kids over the weekend? This is a top-ten list of the best things to do in fall.
10. Apple Picking
There are apple picking farms everywhere now and it gives you an opportunity to be outside for the day. It gets your kids out in nature and away from the TV. It is a great family activity and your kids will love running up and down rows of apples and picking their own. This is also a great idea to inspire your kids to eat fruit they are alto more likely to eat the food if they had some part in picking it or cooking it. Another fun idea is making candy or caramel apples when you get back home. They are easy to make and delicious.
9. Pumpkin Picking
Just like apple picking farms there are plenty of places where you and your kids can pick their own pumpkins. A good idea is to go pick your own then bring them back to the house and carve them. They have pumpkin carving knives in any CVS or Walgreen’s that are safe for children use. They have a really dull blade. Remember to save the seeds when you are carving out the pumpkin, you can cook them and make your own pumpkin seeds.
Fall is the season for outdoor festivities so why not be a part of them. Every area has their own fairs, bring your kids to them. They have kiddie rides and games and most have animals too. It is a great way to spend the day and your kids will look forward to it every year.
7. Making Leave Piles
This way you get your raking done and your kids have a blast. Have one pile already set up and let your kids jump in it, they will be more than willing to help you rake up more piles to jump in.
6. Sugar Cookies
Buy normal sugar cookies and get some leaf shaped cookie cutters. Have your own frosting and let your kids decorate. It is a tasty snack and they will have more fun making them than eating them.
5. Leaf Art
Once the leaves start falling have your kids collect some of their favorites. Bring them back inside and have them put computer paper over them. Then rub with different color crayons, you will have art reminding you of fall year round.
Make your own scarecrow in your front or back yard. Have your kids pick out an outfit and have them do most of the work, they will be so proud of their accomplishment and you will have a blast watching them create their masterpiece.
3. Corn Mazes
Get yourself lost for the day. There are a lot of different corn mazes all over, one of the best in the world is located in Massachusetts called Davis Mega Maze. There is eight to ten feet tall corn husks that are cut into a maze. They place you in the middle of it and you have to find your way out. There are eighteen bridges all with activities for your children on them. It normally takes three hours to complete the maze and at the end your children receive a prize.
2. Hayride or Train Ride
Take a scenic hayride or train ride to capture the beautiful changing of the leaves. Your kids will like the adventure and you get to focus on the beauty of fall.
1. Petting Zoos
Fall is the perfect time of year to take your kids to see the animals. It is not too hot and the petting zoos are still open.Your kids will love spending a day with the animals and you will even enjoy the animals yourself.
Remember: Bring your camera; these are precious moments that you will want to remember forever.