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Autumn has to be the best season. The temperatures are starting to drop and there is nothing wrong with cozying up in a warm blanket by the fire drinking apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes.
a time to gather and enjoy
The leaves are starting to change and the air is getting crisper. I love everything to do with fall! Maybe it’s the excuse to cuddle up on the couch with a coffee or tea or maybe it’s the pumpkin spice loaf baking in the oven.
The sights, the sounds, the flavors and the smells. Fall is a time to gather and enjoy.
favorite fall activities
What are some of your favorite fall activities? We love to visit the local pumpkin patch and pick out our own pumpkins. I think one year we ended up with 10 pumpkins ranging in size from itty bitty small to an extra large one that took all my effort to move.
I love apple harvest season, spending part of the day picking apples and either making pie or drying them in the dehydrator for apple chips.
cozy blanket & a good book
Oh and the smells. Fresh baked goods with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Chai tea has to be my favorite fall drink. I will take a chai tea, a cozy blanket, a good book and sit by the camp fire any day of the week during the fall.
family fall activities
What are some of your fall favorites? Are pumpkin or apple picking on your Autumn bucket list. Or does sitting by the camp fire roasting marshmallows call your name. Below you will find a great list of fun fall activities.
Fun Fall Activities:
- Go apple picking
- Do a local farm tour
- Go for a nature walk
- Collect fallen leaves
- Make candles
- Do a craft with leaves
- Go on a hike
- Go for a hay ride
- Harvest pumpkins
- Make bird feeders
- Bake a pie
- Roast Marshmallows
- Have a campfire
- Take a fall family photo
- Carving pumpkins
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Have a family game night
- Jump in leave piles
- Attend a fall festival
- Have a picnic in the park
Kids fall activities
As the temperatures lower most people will head indoors. Living in the Pacific Northwest we get a lot of rain which means lots of inside time or rubber boots and rain jackets.
Don’t let the cooler temperatures stop you. Get the boots on a go for a walk in the rain, puddle jumping is fun. Gather up some fallen leaves and make a homemade wreath for the front door. Visit your local orchard and pick some apples or harvest a pumpkin or squash.
Fall kids crafts
Any excuse to get crafty with the kids. Grab a few pine cones, some nut butter and bird seeds and make some homemade bird feeders. You can used seed butter too or suet.
First attach a string to your pine cone so you can hang it up in a tree. Cover your pine cone in your choice of spread and roll it in bird seed.
This makes a great craft for all ages and its fun to watch the birds enjoy.
fall leaves and flowers
Another great craft is pressing fall leaves and flowers. All you need is a few fallen leaves or fall flowers some parchment paper and a few books.
Place the leaves or flowers between a layer of parchment paper and place in a book. Remember to mark the page and the book so you know where your pressed flowers are.
In addition you can weight the book down by placing other books on top – this will help in the flattening process.
Fall Leaf crafts
If you are looking for a simple craft to do with your fall leaves. Place them under a piece of paper and rub a crayon on top this will create an etching image of the leaf. This is a great craft for the young ones.
Fall fun activities
Whether you are sipping pumpkin spice lattes sitting by the camp fire. Or harvesting apples to make pie. Enjoy the best of the season.
Updated August 17, 2020