Eight Fall Family Activities to Try this October

Leaves swirl, pumpkins smile, and sweaters pop out of the closet: Welcome to Fall! It’s time to get ready for weekend fun with hot chocolate, good books, and pumpkin carving! You want your kids to look back at this time with fond memories. You want this season to be new and exciting for your family; however, every blog you read recommends the same ideas.  We’ve got you covered! Here are eight fun fall activities to do with your family. Check them out! 

Do a 5k Walk or Run for Breast Cancer Awareness or Down syndrome Awareness Month

Get in shape and make a positive impact on the world with this fun fall idea! October is the national holiday month for Breast Cancer, Down Syndrome, and others. Consider donating and raising awareness as a family to help support families in your community by participating in events like these. 

Encourage Financial Literacy on Frugal Fun Day

Did you know that October 1st is Frugal Fun Day? Seize this opportunity to engage your kids in active learning. You could make your own currency or play a money based game like Monopoly.

Write a Country Music Song or Album as a Family to Celebrate Country Music Month

Celebrate Country Music Month with your kids! Even if you’re not a big country fan, you can use this theme to fuel some fun weekend activities for the family. Here are a few ideas…

  • Create a country music playlist
  • Have a country karaoke music night
  • Write and perform your own songs (feel free to make parodies too)
  • Watch a documentary on Dolly Parton

Read or Create a Book as the Ultimate Fall Family Activity

National Bookshop day is in October, so what better way to celebrate than to snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate next to the kids under a warm blanket with a book? 

If you need something to do with the kids on a Saturday, try creating a family book. You can each write and illustrate your own or do one as a big family. Once it is complete, have a family reading night to enjoy everyone’s hard work.

Visit a Children’s Museum for Fall Fun

Children’s museums are a great opportunity for students to explore and express their creativity in steam. They offer opportunities for sensory development and growth for children up to 10 and sometimes older. Children will have a blast playing and learning at the same time with other children. Most children’s museums are very affordable for all day passes and offer activities from painting to water tables to imaginative play.

Go to a Petting Zoo or Farm

Imagine these cute pictures: your kids holding a baby goat while smiling. Petting zoos and farms are a great way for kids to learn about animals while creating special memories with you.

Cook a Dessert

Apple and pumpkins are in! Fire up that oven, and get your taste buds ready for delicious food. You can try a new recipe or select a family classic. Making desserts as a family is a great introduction to cooking for kids as there are plenty of recipes that only require a few ingredients. They allow for kids to start practicing their independence in the kitchen with adult supervision.

Laser Tag Party

Grab some friends and host a Laser Tag Party! From capture the flag to last man standing, your kids and their friends will have a fantastic time, while you (and maybe some friends) can get a much-needed break. Want help setting up and running the party? Check with your local Game Truck to see if they can help. They offer obstacles to transform your backyard into a thrilling combat arena, taggers, various exciting missions, a game coach to referee, and so much more! 

Just because the leaves are falling, the fun shouldn’t have to stop. Try one or all of these ideas this season! You’ll save the day from boredom and may discover a new family tradition along the way. Subscribe to our email newsletter to ensure you never miss out on our latest family fun guide blogs to help you create lifelong memories with your kids. 

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