I know we typically have a guest poster on Saturday, but I wanted to write. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Things cool down, its a time for change. I love being outside during the fall months. Here are 5 things you can do this weekend with your kids to enjoy the season, and each others company.
I don’t know why its so fun but it is. Taking your kids to a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect gourd is really fun. Its great to be outside together. Once you decide (I typically let each kid get their own pumpkin), helping them carve it is fun, and creative. You wont believe some of the cool shit your kids will come up with for carving ideas. Adding things like glow sticks and led lights to the inside of a jack-o-lantern, can really produce a cool effect.
Chopping Firewood/Having a Campfire
You may want to reserve the axe swinging to yourself or teen aged boys, but the little kids can gather and stack firewood. Get those kid off netflix and in the yard with you. Then reward them with some roasted marshmallows around the fire on a cool night.
What kid doesn’t love jumping into a pile of leaves? You can get a kid to help you rake the entire yard if you promise to let them jump into the pile at the end. Gets the mess up, and they get to have a good time.
I am a huge fan of archery, and something about the fall brings it out. (Deer season maybe?) My son begs to go shoot his bows all the time. Teaching him how to shoot and the safety measures involved is something we both enjoy.
Go To a Haunted House/Attraction
This may be for people with kids older than about 6, but taking my kids to haunted attractions this time of year really dials in the Halloween fun. My kids thought it was awesome to stay out after dark and get the shit scared out of them.
There are more but these are things I’ve done with my kids. Leave a comment on some suggestions you may have.