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Nature has its own magic with different weather and seasons. and each season has something special and unique features. in fact. each season offers an exciting opportunity to spend some quality together as a family. but sometimes it could become confusing when we have no pre-planning or fixed ideas to enjoy the beauty of the season with our family.
so, with this post, I am helping you to enjoy some great family time together with fun and creativity.
Why I had selected this season?
It was 4 years ago when we moved from India to the USA, we had seen so many amazing nature’s miracles. first snowfall, extreme cold temperature and fabulous fall. among all these the beauty of fall is just so mesmerizing for us. the beautiful colours, the crisp air, pumpkins…I love everything about this season. The whole world turns into a beautiful canvas painted in multiple colours. The trees put on spectacular foliage display. The sun is so perfect and big bright moons grace the autumn sky. The wind is rising and the air gets wild with leaves. I believe it is just the perfect season to try something new, something bold and beautiful. It is time to start thinking about how you can help your kids get outdoors and take advantage of all that this amazing season has to offer.
Here I am sharing my favourite family fall activities. They are simple, awesome and not so expensive. You can easily enjoy them with your family.
As fall is my favorite weather, so I am sharing versatile fun family fall activities but with little variations these activities could be used in each weather and you can have a great fun family time with enjoy of nature too.
Making a “fall bucket list”
I think writing out all the thing which we want to accomplish is the easiest way to being closer to get things which we really want. This time, I want to make a “fall bucket list” with a mixed theme “Fun while learn”. As it is the beginning of the new academic year, I want to make sure kids get involved in regular reading and learning and on another side, wonderful weather offers so much to explore outside. So we had to alternate the learning and fun activities in our “fall bucket list” to enjoy the season with maximum fun and optimum learning.
Variations: do not forget to make a summer bucket list and winter bucket list too. each weather offers so much to do and enjoy, so making a bucket list is a great idea at the beginning of the season is a great idea to enjoy the fun family time up to fullest.
Reading autumn theme books
We just love books. It is such a great time of year to start a new journey. Reading is an essential activity to get a proper knowledge and skills. And read the “fall theme books” are the excellent way to explore the uniqueness of season. We had already picked some fall theme books. Some are funny, some are informational and even some are scary. Some of my favourite “fall theme books” are:
- Why do leave change colour – by Betsy Maestro, an informative book which explains what happens to leave in fall as they change colour.
- Fall leaves fall– by Zoe Hall, talk about all the things that kids can do with fall leaves.
- Too many pumpkins– by Linda white, when a woman buries unwanted pumpkin and then she gets huge bumper crops of pumpkin next year.
Read this post to know some great fall books for kids
In same way, you can have great reading fun in summer and winter too, by choosing books that brings the flavour of season.
Adding a “fall theme décor” to your house
I think adding a few cosy autumnal décors to your house is a perfect way to welcoming the new season. It is the simplest way to bring the warm colours of fall into your home. Changing the home décor with a fall flare will be an exciting and creative activity for kids.
There may be many different ways to decorate your house in a creative and festive way for fall. Pumpkins, pine cones, fall foliage are some of the most easily available items that can be an instant source of inspiration for easy and elegant home décor. Some of my favourite ideas for “fall theme home décor” are:
- Making a “fall wreath” with wood slice and twigs
- Putting beautiful fall leaves (with the twig) in the glass vase to make an elegant decorative piece.
- Make a centrepiece for dining table with pumpkins, leaves and other fall stuff
- Painted pumpkin in the beautiful pattern with acrylic paint
- Add more natural and autumnal colours in home accessories
- Make a wall piece with colourful fall leaves
Summer and winter home decor also very exciting, so change the home decor according to season and enjoy some great family time together with creativity and fun.
Going for the nature walk
Nature is a great stress reliever. And during fall nature has an exceptional beauty to explore. Colourful trees, fallen leaves, perfect temperature provide us with a great opportunity to explore the hidden treasure of nature. It is the right time of year to go outside and see what things you can find. It doesn’t have to be a big nature park or reserve, nature is all around us. Small Park, grassland and even your backyard may be a perfect place to explore and enjoy the ethnic beauty of nature.
Summer offers plenty of opportunity of water fun ( you can go water parks, and can enjoy outdoor nature beauty with vacations), while winter is great time to have snow fun and enjoy snow activities.
Plan a fall foliage road trip
Being nature lovers, we cannot wait to get buckle up and get up close and personal with the breathtaking and panoramic view of natural beauty during this season. During this season nature offers picturesque settings to watch and enjoy the colourful phase of photosynthesis. There are various road trip options are available to enjoy the awe-inspiring natural beauty. But make sure do proper research and pre-parathion before planning your road trip.
in Summer and winter vacations you can plan family trips as per your choice and comfort.
We love crafting as a family. Crafting is the easiest way to explore creativity and imagination power in kids. And fall is the perfect season to get creative and crafty. Nature craft supplies are the prettiest and cheapest option for crafting that we can have. And during fall they are in their best form. So with the few fall craft ideas. You can get started in no time. Especially for kids, it is an excellent opportunity to spark their imagination and feel excited about the season.
Some of all favourite fall theme crafts are:
- Leafy animal
- Painted acorn
- Wall decoration with the leafy card
Here is another list of simple craft ideas that requires five supplies or less.
This one is my most favourite, and I never skip to try seasons crafts with my kids to enjoy that season up to fullest.
Explore the “fall tradition”
fall is the perfect time to explore the traditions and activities. during this season you can do,
- Apple picking in a beautiful orchard
- Pumpkin patches
- Enjoying the haunted hayrides
- Attending a super cool fall festival
- And making delicious doughnuts with apple cider
Each season offers an exciting opportunity to explore different traditions and fun events. so do a little planning and search and you can have loads of family fun.
Pre-preparation for Halloween
Last but not least if we are talking about fall fun, how we can forget the “Halloween“. Spooky rhymes, scary costumes, make-up and masks, and of course Halloween parties. so, pre-preparation for Halloween is another activity that we enjoy as a family.
during winter it is all about Chritmas and new year celebration.
So this are some of my ideas to enjoy each season with great family fun and creativity. what are your thoughts? please share!
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Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar
Fall is indeed a beautiful season to explore and indulge into outdoor activities. Great post Surbhi
You are a very organised person. You have so far described wonderful activities to engage with your children, make a leader out of them, inculcate a reading habit and now introducing them to the miracles of nature that is fall season.
Keeping our kids close to Nature and inculcate a habit of appreciating it, is a wonderful job that parents can do. Loved your post.
woow another wonderful post!
Wow this is new to me and I found your advice really worthy once again buddy