Whether you call it fall or autumn, the season between summer and winter is a fabulous time. The bugs are gone and the air has a crispness to it that wakes up your senses.
Here are five things to do with your kids in the fall to really get the most out of the season.
Jump in a pile of leaves
You need to rake the leaves, anyway. So, why not rake up a big pile and jump right into them? Before they get super crunchy, the leaves will be soft enough to make for a nice landing pad.
Go to a corn maze or a pumpkin patch
Check where the nearest corn maze is and go for a stroll in the stalks. When you’re done that, head on over to a pumpkin patch and pick the biggest one you can find. Many places that offer corn mazes and pumpkin patches also have other activities like hayrides and petting zoos.
Check out the fall colors of nature
Go for a nature hike and marvel at the vibrant array of colors Mother Nature displays in fall. Almost all that green turns to deep reds, bright yellows and rusty oranges. It’s a color bonanza!
For extra fun, turn your nature hike into a scavenger hunt and look for things like pine cones, colorful leaves, dry grass and other fall items.
Before you go out, though, make sure you check and see if there are any plants in your area you need to be aware of like poison ivy.
Make fall crafts
Speaking of finding pine cones, when you’ve got the very best ones, grab some paint, glitter and beads and decorate them. Make your very own Thanksgiving Centerpiece.
You can also grab some glue and use all those colorful leaves you’ve collected to make a great autumn collage. Or make a leaf crown or a fall garland. You can also press the leaves for later.
Go to a harvest supper
Check in your local area for fall harvest suppers. Many smaller communities will host a fall supper for the whole town and they’re often completely free.
They’re a great community-building activity and they’re great for teaching kids about sharing and the importance of strong community bonds. If you live in a city, try organizing one on your block or in your neighborhood.
And, as always, we always recommend grabbing your Click-A-Bricks and making whatever comes to your imagination. If it’s too chilly to go outside, it’s perfect for staying in and building building building.JOIN THE FUN CLUB