Fall is a favourite season for many people. Summer temperatures cool and winter is just around the corner. The falling, colourful leaves make for beautiful streets and landscapes. For children, Fall means a new school year, Halloween, holiday fun and outdoor activities in comfortable Autumn temperatures.
While your options are endless this season, below are some of the most important activities to check off your list.
- Go apple and pumpkin picking
Pick out a nearby apple orchard and gather some baskets. This is a great way to fill an afternoon, and the results could include cider, pies, breads and more. As well, seeking out the perfect pumpkin is a fun activity for you and your children. Choosing a few pumpkins to gut and carve is a great way to prepare for Halloween.
- Jump in the leaves
This activity is as simple as going into your backyard, or a nearby park, and raking leaves into a big pile. Place them at the bottom of a small hill or a slide and have your children jump in. This activity is a fall-time classic and is sure to leave your family smiling.
- Have a campfire
Having a campfire with family and friends is a great way to ring in cooler fall temperatures. Set up a campfire in an area of your backyard, or at a park or beach. Bring supplies for s’mores and teach your children how to safely warm them up over the fire.
- Make fall crafts
Gather some fall foliage and use it to create bouquets or pressed leaves. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery around this time of year and to explore your neighbourhood.
Baked goods are a great activity for Fall. They’ll warm you up and most fall baked goods incorporate tasty flavours and spices. Including your children in baking pumpkin or apple pies, thanksgiving staples and more will help them to get creative and enjoy the process of taking raw ingredients – maybe even ones they picked or grew themselves – and turning them into something for the whole family.
Fall is a great time of year for every member of the family. Use this time to create memories specific to Fall, so your children will always remember how much fun you had together.
To learn more about Childventures Early Learning Academy and the benefits our programs offer, contact us today. We offer programs for children that will make their Fall season even more special and educational.