From the finally crisp air to the gorgeous view afforded to us by the tree’s Autumn hue, it’s easy to see why Fall is the favorite season of many a sweater wearing, PSL Subscribing, knee-high boot aficionado.
For Mom’s everywhere, however, the start of something as would-be-wonderful as autumn weather can often lead to feelings that lend themselves closer to stressed than blessed with the onset of back to school mayhem, the impending Thanksgiving visit of judgemental in-laws, and the always dreaded cold and flu season.
Whether fall visions give you chills or autumn admiration brings you thrills, your love for the changing of the seasons doesn’t have to change with the seasons of your life. These are the Family Friendly Fall Activities that You’ll Actually Enjoy.
Family Friendly Fall Activities that You’ll Actually Enjoy
Consider grabbing a pair of side by side lanes.
1. Stay In Your Lane – There are few activities to bring back teenage nostalgia like a trip to your local bowling alley. As things cool down and the nighttime weather ranges from dry and frosty to cool and damp, getting in out of the cold for an evening of indoor fun can be just what you need to really bond with a little family-friendly competition.
Little Tip: If you’ve got a considerable cohort and your littlest ones are down for some fun, consider grabbing a pair of side by side lanes and having the alley put up the bumpers on one. A little double lane love will help to ensure that even the most uncoordinated wee ones will enjoy the experience, while you and your bae still get a chance to actually play.
Check out the local offerings.
2. Back To School – With fall activities ranging from cozy indoor classes like cider making to outdoor adventures like camping, no matter what you’re into, the likelihood is that there’s a class in your area that caters to it. Don’t hesitate to check out the local offerings, and try jumping into a few activities that are a little outside of the norm for your family to help expand your repertoire and introduce yourselves to what could well become new family favorites.
Little Tip: Even if you’re not looking to shell out big bucks for a one time course, keep your eyes open for local groups with regular meetups you can join. Learning from a group of serious enthusiasts can be just as enjoyable as a professional class, and can help you make some new family friends that share your new found love of the activity.
Settle in for some warm fun at home.
3. Game night – Take a night off the town and settle in for some warm fun at home instead. Break out the board games, warm a few glasses of cider, and grab a few classic fall snacks like caramel apples or a hearty soup. Spending a little quiet time at home can be a great way to connect with your loved ones, and a comfortable night spent gathered around the fireplace can help create lifelong memories for everyone involved.
Little Tip: If you’ve got a mixed age group, split up into teams to make things easier on your younger players. Pick games that can offer a learning experience, like Scrabble or chess for a night of bonding, fun, and education.
Break out a bit of spooky decor to get your home Halloween ready.
4. Deck The Halls – While it might be a bit early to break out the holly and garland and throw on your favorite Christmas carols, getting decorated for fall can be a fun, family activity that helps you both bond and enjoy your space more. Break out a bit of spooky decor to get your home Halloween ready, help create some ghoulishly good costumes for trick-or-treating, and add in a splash of muted oranges, reds, and browns, to help bring the beauty of the changing leaves into your everyday lives.
Little Tip: Take your yearly fall festivities to the next level by starting a fall tradition of your own. Plan a family-themed Halloween costume every year that the kids get to vote on and throw a small neighborhood get together to show off the creative results.