Holidays are the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the simpler joys of life. With leaves changing their color and pumpkins everywhere, fall encapsulates the perfect time to blow off some steam with your friends and have new experiences. If you are trying to come up with fun activities for your kids to enjoy this fall, here are seven ideas that you may want to try out.
Holiday camps offer an environment rich in educational and recreational pursuits. From hiking to swimming, there will be plenty of reasons for your kids to stay active and on their toes during the holidays. Camps are a great way to build self-esteem and leadership qualities in your kids at a young age.
Visit A Pumpkin Patch
When the leaves change their colors and the temperature starts dropping, you know it’s pumpkin season. There are many reasons to love pumpkins but let’s admit it, they are just plain fun. Plan a trip to a pumpkin patch with your kids as most of these places will be hosting a variety of family-friendly activities and events. Besides the good food and live music, it’s a great way to enjoy local attractions and mingle with like minded people.
Scavenger hunts are a great way for kids to enjoy quality time with their friends during holidays as they require minimal prep. Parents can either search for a pre-made list of items online or make one themselves. To add an element of surprise, offer a prize (maybe a caramel apple or other fall treats) to the winner of the game. Don’t forget to click some pictures while kids are out chasing their objectives to create long lasting memories.
Many of you might be aware of this game but those who aren’t, it is a game where you toss pine cones at a certain target to collect points. The first objective is quite fun as you get to forage for pine cones with your kids. Depending on the number of players, you will need to collect enough pine cones so everyone gets a few chances to hit the target. Once you’ve set a target, take turns trying to hit it. Whoever gets closest or makes the maximum number of contacts with the target, wins the game.
Serve Meals On Thanksgiving
Teaching your kids the value of helping others at a young age is very important. Serving Thanksgiving meals to the underserved is a great way to do your part in serving the community, especially when doing it as a family. Helping others can instill positive values in your kids which can go a long way to assist them in their personal endeavors.
Decorate Your House
With Thanksgiving and Halloween right around the corner, there is no better way to spend the holidays with your family and friends than decorating your house. Besides pumpkins and corn stalks, you can use lighting and other fall arts to add a festive touch to your home. If your kids are old enough for a healthy scare, add some ghosts and goblins in the mix to spice things up this fall. In November, you can add a cornucopia and a beautiful fall wreath.
Make Apple Deserts
Apple deserts are an absolute delight and kids love them. While you can run down to the grocery store to pick up some apples, driving to an orchard and picking them yourself can make up for a fun family activity. Teaming up with your kids to make mouth-watering apple desserts while giving them a history lesson on these festive traditions can be a great way to spend some quality time with your kids.
Fall brings forth a festive spirit in all of us and is a great time to create long-lasting memories with your loved ones. While there are many activities you can enjoy during fall, these seven activities are guaranteed to stir up some fun and exciting moments for kids. If you would like to discover more fun activities your kids can enjoy this fall, Camp Live Oak has many holiday programs that you can check out.