Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are springing up all over which can only mean one thing – fall has officially arrived! There are so many great opportunities to spend time outdoors together as a family during this season. The cooler weather invites children to indulge in longer outdoor play and the whole family can enjoy a nice picnic together. Making memories with the family doesn’t have to be complicated! If your children attend preschool or daycare there is a good chance they will be spending some time outside with their classmates on the playground, which is an excellent environment to learn and explore. In addition to those activities, consider the list below for other ideas to ensure your whole family can enjoy this season:
Figure out your family schedule. Since many extracurricular activities begin around this time it’s important to have a good understanding of your family schedule. Spend some time over dinner discussing the details of the season to avoid becoming over-booked.
Make a scarecrow. Scarecrows have become a familiar symbol of fall, even if you don’t have any reason to scare away crows! Creating a scarecrow is a simple and fun way to involve the kids in decorating for fall. Make the body of your scarecrow by stuffing a bunch of leaves or other filler into a large bag. Gather some old clothes, and other accessories like a hat or bandana and dress your scarecrow. Proudly display your creation in your yard!
Attend a community fall harvest event. Hayrides and festivals abound this time of year! Many family-friendly activities take place throughout the season and provide the perfect place for memory-making.
Plant a garden. Springtime isn’t the only season that boasts beautiful plants for the garden. Research the best flowers and vegetables that thrive during the fall and enjoy the fruit of your labor! Your children may really enjoy watching the progress of their efforts and enjoy the extra splash of color in your yard.
Update your closets. A change in the weather demands a change in your wardrobe. Set aside a day for everyone in the family to update their closet from summer to fall. Donate clothes that were hardly worn or were outgrown during the summer. Also make a list of items that need to be replaced so you can be prepared for success in the cooler weather.
Go for a nature walk. The landscape comes alive during this time of year. Bundle up and go for a walk together as a family, collecting bright leaves along the way. Leaves can make a beautiful centerpiece or can be used for kid-friendly crafts. Bring a frisbee or football on your walk so you can enjoy some healthy outdoor exercise together.
Fall is a beautiful season and at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Keller, we love to take advantage of the changing seasons with creative learning activities indoors and outdoors. We strive to expand learning beyond a daycare or childcare experience by creating an ongoing academic learning opportunity for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
Feel free to contact usand tour our Learning Academy to see firsthand how we engage our students and encourage them as they grow and learn through every stage!