Children’s Day: Fall Activities on a Budget

8th Oct 2014 / By Guest Contributor

Happy National Children’s Day! Autumn is finally here but will be gone before you know it. Take advantage of the cool weather and make some memories with your kids using this list of fun things to do in the fall with your little ones.

1. Apple Picking
Apple picking is in full effect and will continue through late October. Orchards offer families the opportunity to pick apples that can be turned into cider, sauce, pies and all sorts of other fall goodies. Some orchards also host fun attractions like petting zoos and hayrides. Grab a basket and your kids and head for the trees and a day full of fun.

2. Fire House Visit
Why not plan a visit to your local Fire House? It’s free and full of fun! Try on the uniforms, climb on the truck and learn about fire safety. Just be sure to call ahead of time to schedule a visit. Who knows, you might be lucky enough to slide down the pole.

3. Create Homemade Autumn Décor
Your backyard should be full of fallen leaves, sticks and pine cones by now. Fill up a bowl with pines cones that are painted in your child’s favorite color. Set them on the table for an instant fall center piece. You can even turn them into bird feeders by tying a string on top and covering them in peanut butter and bird seeds. Round up a bunch of leaves, string them together and make a homemade garland. You’re sure to bring the beauty of fall indoors.

4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
When you think of fall you typically think of pumpkins. These days, you don’t have to drive far to find a worthy pumpkin patch. Some offer families the opportunity to pick what will later become a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Others offer a day of fun with corn mazes and face painting.

5. Prepare Delicious Fall Recipes
Fall is about cool weather, warm foods, and comfort. It’s the perfect time to whip up tasty and filling foods for your family. If you need a bit of inspiration coming up with new recipes, try these delightful treats. Your little ones are sure to love them!

What’s your favorite fall activity to experience with your kids? Let us know in the comments below.

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