Just because the summer is over and school is in session doesn’t mean that the family fun has to stop. Everyone is probably a little more busy now that Fall has arrived, but that is all the more reason to set aside a little bit of time for some family fun with a Fall activity.
While you can always make memories and have a good time with activities like a family game night or trip to the movie theater, Fall activities are only able to be enjoyed for a few short months each year. This means that you need to take advantage of the crisp air and the changing leaves now – before we are transported into a winter wonderland.
In celebration of the upcoming Fall season, we have compiled a list of several fun activities for families, in hopes that a few of them will pique your interest:
- Visit a local craft fair or a Fall Festival.
- Check out a Farmer’s Market.
- Make a pinecone bird feeder, then watch it get devoured.
- Bask in Fall flavors, like pumpkin, cinnamon, squash, cranberries, and more.
- Unbox all of your winter clothing, and get it ready to wear again. Then put on a sweater fashion show!
- Donate any clothing that no longer fits to a homeless shelter.
- Find yourself in a corn maze.
- Plant bulbs so that they will bloom come next Spring.
- Get into the holiday spirit by volunteering.
- Visit your local library and check out a Fall themed book.
- Build a bonfire, and invite over your family and friends for S’mores.
- Enjoy the weather with a hike or bike ride.
- Try making your own butter for some homemade pumpkin muffins.
- Take a trip to the park, and bring a picnic lunch.
- See a football game, whether it be a Patriots game or a local high school match.
- Have a football themed party, and invite friends and neighbors.
- Make the Fall leaves into art projects.
- Start a Fall tradition, like making your own popcorn balls.
- Schedule a hayride for the whole family.
- Two words: candy corn.
- Take a ride in a hot air balloon, or visit a balloon festival.
- Start thinking about Halloween – making decorations and (if you feel brave) costumes!
- Once Halloween is over, you can begin crafts and projects for Thanksgiving.
- Visit a pumpkin patch, and pick out a carve-able pumpkin for each person.
- Pick your own apples at a local orchard.
- Use those apples in a kitchen project – like an apple pie or candy apples.
- Start your holiday shopping early so that you have lots of time to find perfect gifts.
As you recover from your choice of a Fall activity, spend your downtime making sure that your home and car are ready for the harsh winter months. Just call Vargas and Vargas Insurance at 617-298-0655 for a home and auto insurance review.
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