Family Fall Activities Round-Up 

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Family Fall Activities Round-Up 

by: Jasmine Reed

Though we’ll miss the beach vacations and outdoor barbecues, we’re so excited for all the things that Fall brings — crisp air, trees decorated in bold shades of yellow, orange and red. And everything smells like cinnamon, pumpkins and apples! There are so many fun things to do during this time of year, so we’ve come up with a list of a few fun activities to help you and your family welcome the new season in style. 

 Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

There are tons of fun things to do at a pumpkin patch! There’s the hayride, for those of you have little ones that like to wander. Some places even have pony rides. Petting zoos are always neat, especially watching kids feed and interact with their little furry friends. But of course, no pumpkin patch visit is complete without picking the perfect pumpkin to take home with you. Check out this website to find a Pumpkin Patch near you. And don’t forget to take lots of pictures! 😊 

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating 

Now that everyone’s returned home with their perfect pumpkin, it’s time to add some personal touches! Let’s be honest, although it’s extremely cool, pumpkin carving can get a little complicated, messy and be a bit of a safety hazard. So, what if we told you that you didn’t need a knife to bring each pumpkin to life? There have been tons of photos swirling around the innerwebs, where people have taken ideas from a favorite cartoon character or theme and turned it into a pumpkin. Click here for some inspiration! 

Go to a Fall Festival 

Just like a Pumpkin Patch, this is another fun way to get everyone out of the house and enjoying the fresh Fall air. Think of it as one of those state fairs that comes during the summer, but the fall version. Activities could include things like bobbing for apples, face-painting, pie-eating contest, sack races and more! Just grab some other family friends and make a play date out of it. 

DIY Halloween Costume 

Is it just us or is costume shopping getting pretty costly? A cool alternative is to pull something together using things you already have at home. Or, you can look for more wallet-friendly alternatives at craft stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and JOANN Fabrics and Crafts. Here are some ideas we found from Country Living. Even if your little one isn’t dressing up this year, we still suggest looking through the gallery because these costumes are too darn cute! 

Family Movie Night 

Not feeling the trick-or-treating thing this year or just want to enjoy a family night in? Turn on some “spooky” movies and snuggle up on the sofa with your favorite snacks. Here’s some movie recommendations to get you started: Monster’s Inc., Hocus Pocus, Casper and Scooby Doo. 

Whatever you and your family decide to do to usher in the fall season, we hope you have tons of fun doing it!  


Khiari Mcalpin