Fall is a time to make lasting memories by raking up colorful leaves before jumping into them, sipping warm cider, and going on haunted hayrides. There really is no lack of fun for families during this season, so if you are looking for ideas to make the season as fun as can be for your kids, consider some of these festive activities. The best part? They are all super affordable—and some are totally free!
1. Take the Family to a Fall Festival
With the fall season comes lots of great fall festivals in both small regions and big cities. Check out your community calendar to see when the festivals are taking place and bring the whole family to one (or several). Festivals are ideal places to pick out pumpkins, try mouthwatering seasonal recipes, listen to fun folk music, or check out a petting zoo. There will be plenty to do for the whole family for the entire day!
2. Watch Scary Movies
To properly prepare for Halloween, get an early start on spooky activities by having a scary movie night with the family. Get some maple-flavored popcorn and other sweet and salty movie theater snacks for the kids to enjoy and pop in a couple classic scary movies. Don’t forget to gather lots of blankets to hide under…or just use to stay warm!
3. Host a Fall Party
If there aren’t any festivals in your area, then you can bring the festivities to your home! Let the kids help you plan a fall party for them and a few of their friends. Bake pumpkin bread or pies, decorate the backyard, and plan plenty of games. The festivities can include bobbing for apples, painting pumpkins, and swapping spooky ghost stories.
4. Make Apple Cider and Donuts
Nothing goes together better than a warm batch of homemade donuts and some freshly mulled apple cider. Teach the kids how to make some homemade donuts that are perfect to munch on during a blustery autumn evening and take them to a cider mill to see how their favorite sweet beverage is made. Some cider mills do tours and will even allow you to try mulling the cider yourself!
5. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Anyone who ever went to a corn maze as a child undoubtedly recalls the activity with fond memories. Don’t let your kids miss out on such a classic fall staple. Bundle up and head to the nearest corn maze to navigate the challenging course. This is a great way to get some crisp, fresh air, a healthy dose of exercise, and some quality bonding time in with the kids.
6. Go on a Hayride
Cozy up with the whole family on a local haunted hayride (or just a traditional hayride if it’s too scary for the young ones). There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and countryside scenery than from a wagon full of hay. Enjoy all the elements of fall including the pleasant, aromatic smells of the outdoors and the stunning views of farmland, dirt roads, and colorful wooded areas.
Check out more helpful iRazoo posts to learn about ways to make the holiday season more fun for the whole family.