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6 Fall Activities To Do With the Family

We’re all looking for some activities to do with the family to welcome in the fall. With so many places still closed and others changing rules and schedules to work around the coronavirus restrictions, making plans to spend some time with family can be tough.

If you want to spend quality time with your family, you can start by having a “family meeting” to discuss things you can do together.  Kids love doing this because it makes them feel involved in the decision instead of being forced to go along.

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6 Fall Activities To Do With the Family

1.DIY Crafts – Fall is our favorite time of the year, and we usually start by going online and picking out Halloween costumes and a few new Halloween decorations we can make! If you don’t participate in Halloween, you can always find some fun crafts and make some autumn-themed wreaths or decorations. While doing this, we like to enjoy some homemade apple cider or a caramel apple. Make these to enjoy while you do your fun crafts.

2.Outdoor Movie MarathonWe wrote about this in another article but its such a fantastic idea! It’s fairly easy and won’t break the bank! You really only need a white sheet and a projector. While you can spend $1,000 easily on a projector, you don’t have to. Amazon offers quite a few decent quality projectors for under $100. And if you use it more often, you’ll be getting your money’s worth out of it!

3. Rent a cabin – If you have little cabins close, rent one for the weekend and enjoy a few days in the great outdoors. If you have a camper on an RV, pack up and spend some time camping and enjoying nature.  This time of year when the leaves begin to change is incredible! Hike around, pick up some pinecones, and enjoy the cool air of autumn.

4. Start your Fall Garden – Get your garden ready to enjoy some delicious fall veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts.  I also like to plant my garlic this time of the year and have the kids participate in the planting too! Remember, kids will eat better if they participate in growing their own food. 

5. Start Making Homemade Christmas Gifts – it’s a great time to keep our budgets in mind.  2020 has been tough on most of our wallets, and we can save money and put love into homemade gifts.  Kids love to be involved in these types of crafts too! Here are a few ideas.

6. Can Your Vegetables – If you can your garden vegetables, now is a great time to get that done. Again, kids like to help and this is a good skill for them to learn. Work with them and teach them while keeping them safe. Please watch them around the heat and around knives. Allow them, according to their age and maturity, to participate in the canning process.

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Hopefully, these six ideas will be a springboard for new ideas and new ways you can spend time together this fall! We have all had to deal with thins this year that has changed the way we view our world, But, by spending time with family, we can at least inject some happiness and calm into an otherwise crazy world.

This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on September 9th, 2020

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