4 Awesome Family Activities To Do This Fall
- Go Apple Picking (and Make Delicious Dessert)
There is something great about eating an apple that’s been handpicked among thousands of other apples. There are so many great apple orchards across Canada and the northern United States that also offer additional activities like picnics, tractor rides and bouncy castles, so your little ones can enjoy a well-rounded apple picking experience. After a fun-filled day at the orchard, head home and have them help you make an apple crisp for dessert.
- Jump Into a Pile of Leaves
Nothing beats the satisfaction and joy of forming the biggest pile of leaves and jumping right in! Then, of course, doing it all over again. And again. It’ll keep your little ones busy for hours. What’s even better is that they’re getting in some physical activity by using motions like jumping, throwing, raking, and running. It’s an easy, no frills activity that only requires the outdoors and many, many leaves.
- Go for a Stroll in the Woods
The best way to admire the crisp air and colourful landscape is to head into the woods, pick a trail and walk around aimlessly. Discover the different kinds of leaves by gathering them along your stroll and deciding which tree they came from. Plan a fun scavenger hunt for as many different coloured leaves, the biggest leaf, the smallest, etc. This is a great opportunity for intellectual expression, as it’ll train your little ones to brainstorm and come up with conclusions.
- Go Pumpkin Picking
With Halloween fast approaching, head out to a pumpkin patch nearest you for a hayride or visit the farm animals on site. Let your little ones pick out their very own pumpkin and ask what they like about the pumpkin they chose. Back at home, let them choose a face for their pumpkin and help you carve it. This will be a great learning experience for both of you because you will stimulate their leadership skills and be able to understand how they think.