Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Activities for Your Kids!

The weather is turning cooler, and the dog days of summer are behind us! Spending time at the pool and playing in sprinklers in the backyard are a thing of the past, so it’s time to start brainstorming fun fall activities for you and your kids. Check out the list below of fall fun from Pure and Honest Kids!

- Pumpkin Picking! Take your kids to a local pumpkin patch and let them pick out their very own pumpkin. Spend an afternoon carving or decorating your pumpkin for Halloween. Let your kids get as creative as they want to get!

- Save the seeds from your pumpkin carving afternoon and bake or roast the seeds for a fun and healthy seasonal snack!

- Rake leaves with your kids. Then spend the afternoon running and jumping in the leaf piles!

- Decorate your house for Halloween. Go to a local craft store and make most of your decorations together as a family.

- Learn about the Thanksgiving holiday by checking out library books on Thanksgiving and its story and traditions. Once you and your child “research” Thanksgiving, spend an afternoon making Pilgrim Hats and Indian Headdresses for all your Thanksgiving dinner guests to wear.

- Take a nature walk outside with your kids. Make it a game to find as many colored leaves as possible. The person that finds the most colors of leaves wins!

- Fill your child’s wagon with hay and make your own hay ride around the neighborhood!

- Enjoy the crisp autumn air by playing outside as much as possible. Soon, it will be too cold for afternoons outside, so hit up the playground, ride those bikes and play hide and go seek in the great outdoors!

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