The Top Five Favorite Family Friendly Fall Activities

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Making memories and learning family values through fun fall activities.

Fall is a very underestimated time of year.  More specifically, many people are so focused on the fact that summertime fun is over that they forget to look around and appreciate everything that fall has to offer.  This truly is a shame, because there are a lot of great things for families to do together during the fall.  This is the perfect time to re-establish family values and create some wonderful family memories that can be cherished for a lifetime.

So even though the swimsuits and beach balls are being packed away, there are a lot of fun memories to be made in the fall.  These activities will work for good and bad weather days throughout the season and will help the entire family appreciate everything that fall represents.  Some of these activities can also be used to teach and encourage green living, saving money and even safety for the family.  Here are the top five best family friendly fall activities that every family can enjoy this season.

Enjoying the fall foliage

The best part about fall is the beautiful colors of the falling leaves.  The activities that families can do that involve fall foliage are almost endless.  Families can make fall crafts using the leaves, like wreathes and pressed leaves artwork.  Fall is the perfect time to take family pictures in front of a tree with changing leaves.  A very good idea is to take a picture of the kids jumping into a pile of leaves, or spelling their names in leaves.  More simply, families can take a hike through trails filled with trees.  Any variations of these ideas are a great way to appreciate the season and spend some quality time as a family.

Family movie night

When the weather gets a little too cold for comfort, or the family just wants to find some relaxing time together, the best option is to enjoy a family movie night.  The family can find a lot of options using Charter cable TV to find a movie that everyone will enjoy.  There are few things better than snuggling up with the family under a warm blanket on a cozy couch to watch a good movie.

Apple or pumpkin picking

This is a seasonal treat that every family should enjoy.  There are local pumpkin patches and apple orchards around any city that families can go to.  These events are not just picking a pumpkin out of a bare field anymore.  Most fall festivals include a corn maze, kid’s games and  sweet treats for the whole family.  These are great all day events that will leave the entire family happy and exhausted.

Make a new fall recipe

Cooking and baking is a great way to spend family time.  It is the perfect fall activity because families can stay warm over a hot stove and spend quality time together.  This is also a great way to give kids a valuable skill and teach them healthy eating habits and safety in the kitchen.  Use the apples or pumpkins from the fall festival to make the recipe even more special and seasonal.  Make a delicious pumpkin spice bread or mini apple pies for a dessert that the family can be proud of.

Build the best Halloween costume

Halloween is a fun time for families.  However, Halloween costumes can be very expensive and difficult to find for kids this time of year.  Instead, consider making a family project out of creating homemade Halloween costumes.  This is a great idea for a number of reasons.  The kids will get original Halloween costumes that no one else will have, and they can be proud that they helped make the amazing outfit that they are wearing.  Go all out with costume make up and props to make the costumes unique and authentic.  This will definitely be a Halloween to remember for the entire family, so make sure to get a lot of pictures for the scrapbooks.

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