Fall is definitely a favorite season of mine! I enjoy having hot days and chilly nights. I also enjoy wearing sweaters, rain boots, and indulging in apple cider.
Fall Family Activities
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I have created a list of 8 fun fall activities that I look forward to enjoying with my family. It is only the beginning of October so I guess I can consider some of these activities as our family’s bucket list.
1. Pumpkin Patch– Above all, this is by far the favorite fall activity for my kids. The hayrides, the cool animals, corn mazes, apple cider slushies, and the ENORMOUS field for picking pumpkins. I enjoy taking my children to the pumpkin patch because there is something to do for all ages. If you plan to visit the pumpkin patch this fall, be sure to double check for updated policies and potential appointment scheduling due to COVID-19.
2. Carving Pumpkins – I don’t know about you but I despise buying items without having a place to organize or store once I am finished using them. Check out this really cool pumpkin carving kit from Amazon that has a storage bag and stencils to reduce the risk of losing pieces.
3. Find a nice outdoor spot to have a picnic -Believe it or not, our ‘go to’ spot for a picnic is our backyard. Sometimes it is more cumbersome than we need it to be to pack everything up and head to the park so why not head to the backyard?
4. Making Smores – These aren’t just for outdoors campfires anymore! Our family has discovered a fun way to roast smores…using our portable burner at the kitchen island. That’s right, if you do not have a firepit, you can still enjoy making smores! Click here to find out five ways to make smores inside of your home.
5. Making Caramel Apples – Caramel apples make a great snack for kids of all ages. Tip: Creating a bar area helps make the process seamless when you are including multiple members of your family. Note: You can use any delicious topping. Some of the most common toppings are nuts and sprinkles.
6. Transitioning my home with fall decor -I enjoy adding seasonal decor and scents to our bedrooms. My toddlers love running around from place to place and pointing out every new festive item. This year, I bought a few small pumpkins and candles from Kroger. I don’t know about you but I prefer to make “one stop shops.” a Halloween decoration or two in various places.
7. Coloring Contest– Everyone in my house enjoys coloring. It’s almost therapeutic. Who can color within the lines? That’s always a fun contest. Crayola has tons of free printables coloring pages in addition to fall craft ideas.
8. Cooking Fun Snacks– My three year old and my oldest son love helping out in the kitchen. If it involves satisfying a sweet tooth, my daughter is down to help also. This is a great way to keep little hands busy during and after cooking. This weekend we plan to make a Chex Mex snack. You can use any type of mix-ins you’d like-just depends on allergies and the taste you are going for. See the recipe that we are using below.
Chex Mex Recipe
- 5 cups of Chocolate Chex cereal
- 4 cups of Rice Chex cereal
- 1 cup of white chocolate chip morsels
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 1 &1/2 -2 cups of powdered sugar
- Optional: 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Candy of choice (1 cup)
- I purchased a container of candy eyeballs from Amazon.
- In a large bowl, add cereal and set to the side
- In a small bowl, add white chocolate chips and butter (and peanut butter if using). Microwave uncovered for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until mix is smooth.
- Pour white chocolate mixture over cereal; mix until evenly coated
- Pour white chocolate covered cereal into a large zip lock bag.
- Add powdered sugar, seal bag, and shake until cereal is well coated with powdered sugar.
- You can add candy corn, M&M’s, or Reese’s in the bag and shake again until evenly dispersed.
- Spread onto waxed paper to cool.
What are some of your favorite fall family activities?