Although warm summer days are coming to an end, a new season bringing fresh opportunities for family fun is almost upon us. Get the most out of fall by taking part in some of the following outdoor activities with your kids.
Explore Local Trails
Cooler weather makes fall a great time to go hiking. Imperfect Homemaker recommends hiking nature trails in your town or a nearby state park.
Go Apple Picking
September and October are the best months for picking ripe apples. Visit a nearby orchard that’s open to the public and take home some fresh fruits to cook with the kids. You can make pie, cider, applesauce, apple butter — the options are endless!
Find the Perfect Pumpkin
You’ll probably be able to find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes in produce stores all over your city. However, pumpkin picking at a local patch will get your kids excited for the new season. Most places also offer other fun activities for children, such as hayrides and petting zoos. Remember to save the seeds from your pumpkin when you’re carving jack-o-lanterns to make a toasted treat.
Take a Trip to a Corn Maze
Kids can have hours of fun trying to find their way out of a corn maze. There might even be a maze at your local pumpkin patch for your family to enjoy together.
Make a Bonfire
Take advantage of autumn’s shorter days and cooler nights by building a bonfire in your backyard, suggests KC Edventures. It’s the perfect time to invite some friends over and roast some marshmallows for s’mores.
Even though the sun may be less intense than in the summer, it’s still important to keep your children’s eyes safe from UV rays during the fall. Check out Real Kids’ collection of polarized sunglasses to protect your children’s eyes whenever they’re out enjoying the season’s festivities.