The crunch of the leaves. The crisp, cool weather. The beautiful, golden hues of the changing trees. There is something about fall that can be quite magical. If you’re on a quest to make the most of this beautiful, fleeting season with your family in simple, budget-friendly ways, then you’ll appreciate this list of 10 Ways to Enjoy Simple Fall Family Fun.
10 Ways to Enjoy Fall Family Fun
As you very well know, it’s often the simplest, least expensive activities that are best remembered from childhood. The ideas shared below are memory makers you won’t want to miss with your kids!
1. Pick Apples
There is nothing more satisfying than pulling an apple from a branch, brushing it on your jeans, then sinking your teeth into its crisp, juicy flesh. Plus, an abundance of delicious apple recipes on the web and in cookbooks are reasons enough to spend some time with the family picking your own.
2. Bake a Fall Dessert
3. Take a Nature Walk
Nature walks are such a simple way to connect as a family. Enjoy all that nature has to offer this time of year!
4. Drive Through the Country
Sometimes the best way to experience fall’s rich blanket of color is to go for a drive. If you’re lucky enough to have an area like this near you, go check it out!
5. Make Caramel Apples
Set out an assembly line of apples, caramel, and your favorite goodies for toppings. Each family member can create their own.
6. Decorate Pumpkins
Find the perfect pumpkin, then decorate them for a fun family project. You can’t go wrong with classic pumpkin painting!
7. Try a Fall Nature Craft
Simple nature crafts are easy, fun to make with kids, and are a charming addition to fall household decor.
8. Pick Pumpkins
Something about finding the perfect pumpkin can be quite an adventure. Take a trip to a local pumpkin patch and start the hunt.
9. Enjoy a Hayride
There is nothing like the bumpy adventure of bouncing along on a hayride. Bring your camera and capture the fun!
10. Rake and Jump in Leaves
Of course leaf jumping would make the fall fun list! It needs no other explanation. Just do it! For a fun twist, try swimming in leaves!
More Fall Fun for Kids
Don’t let the fall fun stop there! Click the images below for more creative ways to connect as a family.