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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Autumn Activities for Families with Kids Under Age 12

Autumn is the time of year when the leaves turn to yellow and orange and the days can be warm but the nights are cool to cold. It is the last season before the bitter cold weather so our family always spends quality time outdoors doing activities with the kids age 12 and under.
Autumn is the season when the leaves change. Maple tree in full color.

Here are a few autumn activities that my family enjoys

  1. On a sunny afternoon we make plans to go to a pumpkin patch. Pick out pumpkins for decoration and for carving into a Jack O'Lantern.
  2. Watch for the fall bazaars hometown then check out the activities, looking for the traditional autumn activities like pumpkin paintings, drinking apple cider, going for a hayride or enjoying roasting marshmallows on an open fire for s’more chocolate treats.
  3. Go on a bike ride on trails at a state park. Bike riding on an warm sunny autumn day is a great activity for the entire family. Bring along a picnic lunch and stop at a scenic overlook. Have fun during the autumn season by enjoying time well spent with our family.
  4. Plan a family day to rake a large pile of leaves then take turns jumping into the leaf pile.
  5. Another fun family activity is camping. Plan a night when the moon is full then sit around the campfire and sing songs or tell stories. Roast marshmallows and make happy family memories.
    Check your local newspapers for other activities in your area. Most communities offer a variety of events that feature family fun.
Nature trails in autumn are fun for walking or bike riding

Go to a U-pick your own pumpkin, kids love this
Rake a leaf pile then take turns falling into the leaves

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