“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus
Who doesn’t love fall? It’s such a pleasant respite after the sweltering heat of summer and, if you’re lucky to live in the right region, a stunning display of some of the best beauty nature has to offer – colors beyond compare. It’s also a season that flashes by in the blink of an eye, so it’s important to get out there and enjoy it before ‘Old Man Winter’ is here! Today we’re sharing some fun fall activities every family should try and asking you to share your favorite traditions for a chance to win a Twilight Buddy. What a great way to kick off this fabulous time of year!
Here are our ideas:
Make a scarecrow. Grab an old shirt and sweatpants that you should have gotten rid of a long time ago or go to the thrift store and have your kids pick out a silly scarecrow ensemble. Build a stick frame or else plan on having the scarecrow take a seat on some hay bales or something else that will hold him (or her) in place. Use leaves for stuffing and have your kids draw faces on pillowcases or a pumpkin for a head! You’ll end up with a totally unique, handmade decoration you’ll also create memories both you and your kids will never forget!
Visit an apple orchard. Fall time is harvest time, so whether you live near an apple orchard or some other type of farm, a visit to the country can be an awesome fall time family tradition. Pick your own apples, wander around outside, take a ride on a wagon, enjoy a corn maze, pet some critters, and have some fun.
Take a walk in the woods. Find a spot in your area that has nature trails that are a suitable level of difficulty for your family and plan a little day trip. Bring binoculars and have your kids scan the sky for birds. Bring bags for the kids and let them gather natural treasures from the ground as they go. You’ll all have a blast – and get exercise and fresh air to boot!
Jump in the leaves. Raking leaves is a lot of work, but the oldest standby in fall fun is watching your kids jump into the pile. Buy a couple of extra rakes, get your kids to help for a bit, then sit back with a hot cup of apple cider and see the kind of fun a kid can have with nothing but a big pile of leaves. If you’re really feeling adventurous, relive some of your own childhood memories, and maybe take one or two jumps in yourself!
Have a pumpkin carving party. If it’s later in the month of October, invite some friends or relatives over and have a BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) party! Help the kids dig out all that goopy pumpkin guts messiness and work together on a natural piece of art. When you’re all done, roast the seeds for a healthy snack.
What’s your favorite fall time family activity? Let us know in the comments below for a chance to win a Twilight Buddy! [UPDATE: Congratulations to Nicole, Elizabeth, Christina, Wing and Casey! Thanks to everyone who participated – watch our blog for the next giveaway launching in a few days!]
We’re giving away 5 Twilight Buddies – Fox, Pig, Hippo, Sheep and Alligator! Twilight Buddies™ are ultra-cuddly friends that help ease children’s fear of the dark by projecting a starry night sky onto bedroom ceilings and walls. Hidden within the soothing starry projection are the moon and 3 constellations! (Retail Value: $29.95 each.)
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