Who loves fall? I do! After a hot summer, the coolness is very much desired. The autumn colors are simply beautiful and there's nothing quite like all the warm smells that come!
Go for a walk! My family loves walking, but there's just something special about taking a walk in the fall. One of the things I miss about the south is all the trees and the way the leaves crunch beneath your feet. Where I live now, there aren't a lot of trees and instead there's just wide open fields. It's a great way for the family to bond and the temperature is just right! Turn it into a nature walk- look at the birds, listen for the geese, gather acorns (if you can!), walk, skip, leap!
Toss the football! Sport lovers or not, there's nothing that brings a family together than a friendly game of football. Who cares if you know the rules or if your kids are big or small. We don't have a football, but it's definitely on the list to buy. It can be a Nerf ball or a regular one, but go outside and toss it back and forth. When I was younger my dad would give me or my brother a play-by-play and we'd follow it and attempt to catch the ball as he threw it. The other one would, of course, try to intercept. It was a lot of fun "running around the tree three times and then zig-zagging back". No football? Play kickball! Dodgeball! Run a race around the yard!
Make the chores fun! Yard need to be raked? Rake it up and then totally earn cool mom (or dad) points by jumping in the leaves with them!
Bake a pie or cookies or bread!
Decorate the house- with homemade crafts! Hand turkeys? Hand (or leaf) wreathes?
Do a Random Act of Kindness If your yard needs to be raked, chances are so does somebody elses. Or bake them a pie and deliver it to them!
Have hot chocolate. Just because! With homemade whipped cream and cinnamon!
If the weather isn't too cold, go camping! We love camping in the fall. It really beats the heat of the summer, plus there's fewer snakes and bugs! You have to be careful, of course, not to go when it's brutally cold, but trust me! Making s'mores around a campfire when it's cool is way better than making them when it's hot!
Don't wait to go camping, just make s'mores at home! In the microwave (or better yet, toaster oven!) I bet they'd go great with a cup of steaming hot chocolate!
Read together! Curl up on the couch, under a few blankets, and read about pumpkins, autumn, leaves, and scarecrows!
Go picking! Apples for apple pies... pumpkins for pumpkin pies! And while you're there, go through a corn maze!
Go hunting! In our house, hunting isn't just for the boys!
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Watch the sunrise
I asked on my Facebook page "what are favorite things to do as a family in the fall?" and here are some that were mentioned:
Make fruit leather
Make peanut butter Buckeyes and watch Buckeye Football We're Razorback fans, so I can relate to watching Football!
Make fresh cider
How do you enjoy the fall with your family? Be sure to linkup with YOUR fall family fun ideas!