Scarves, hats, boots, and plaid – those are some of my favorite parts of fall!
Usually in Illinois Fall is short-lived. We have summers that run in September and October and winters that come far too soon, and sometimes fall gets pushed into a tiny 3-week window.
We are hoping that we have a little more fall than that this year, but regardless we’re hoping to make the best of it!
So to kick off fall, we’re hoping to spend a few weekends doing some fun fall activities with the kids both at home and as a fun day or weekend out.
Fun Things to do at home:
- Make homemade soup
- Play in some leaves
- Bake & decorate fall cookies
- Boo a few neighbors
- Give thanks
- Donate to those in need
- Make pumpkin crafts
- Host an appetizer cook-off game day party
- Make homemade candy apples
- Take new family pictures
Fun Days Out:
- Visit an Apple Orchard or Pumpkin Patch
- Participate in a Family-friendly 5K or walkathon
- Family hike
- Family bike rides
- Visit a fall festival
- Go to a college football game
- Go trick or treating
- Fall nature scavenger hunt
- Go to a Halloween party
- Feed farm animals
What are your plans for fall? Any fall traditions your family celebrates? I love creating new traditions and keeping our family active. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of things you feel like you have to do’s and I want to make sure there are more memories being made than loads of laundry being done.