Fall Fun for the Whole Family

The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and pumpkin spice is in the air! Fall is officially here, and that means it's time to start planning some fun activities for the whole family. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Outdoor Activities

Fall is such a wonderful time of year, and there are so many fun activities to enjoy with your family. Get out there and enjoy all that this season has to offer! From apple picking to hayrides, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Happy Fall!

Apple Picking

What could be more fun than a day spent outdoors surrounded by beautiful fall foliage? Head to a local apple orchard and spend the day picking apples with your loved ones. Once you've got a good haul, head home and bake an apple pie or make some homemade applesauce. Yum!

Pumpkin Carving

This classic fall activity is perfect for kids of all ages. Head to your local pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins, then come home and get creative! You can use stencils to carve out spooky faces or get really creative and carve out a scene from your favorite movie. The possibilities are endless! Just be sure to have some adult supervision when handling sharp carving tools. Look out for the City of Aurora pumpkinfest on Oct. 8th.

Hayrides and Corn Mazes

Many local farms offer hayrides and corn mazes as part of their fall festivities. This is a great way to support your local farmers while also getting into the Halloween spirit. Bundle up in some cozy clothes and enjoy a leisurely hayride around the farm, then see if you can find your way out of the corn maze. These activities are usually best for older kids who can handle being outside for long periods of time.

Indoor Activities

There's no need to be bored just because it's getting colder outside! With these indoor Fall activities, your family will have plenty to do all season long.

Bake Cookies

One of the best parts about Fall is all of the delicious seasonal flavors. Try out a new recipe and bake some cookies with your kids. They'll love getting their hands dirty (and licking the bowl)!

Put on a Play

Let your kids' imaginations run wild by putting on a play. They can choose their favorite story or make up their own adventure. Add some costumes and props, and you're good to go!

Have a dance party

Turn up the music and break out your best moves! A dance party is a great way to get everyone moving and shaking off the chilly weather blues.

Go on a scavenger hunt

Hide small objects around the house and make a list of clues for your kids to follow. This activity is perfect for those rainy days when you can't go outside.

Kid-Friendly Fall Dishes

if you're looking for something a little bit different this year, why not try one of these kid-friendly fall dishes?

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Cinnamon Butter

This dish is sweet, savory, and so easy to make! Simply roast your acorn squash in the oven, then top with a delicious maple cinnamon butter. It's sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

This dish is perfect for busy families! Throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning, then let it do its thing while you go about your day. Come dinnertime; you'll have a delicious apple crisp that's ready to eat. And the best part? There's no need to turn on the oven, so your kitchen will stay nice and cool.

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy all the flavors of fall with this dairy-free pumpkin pie recipe! Made with almond milk and coconut cream, it's just as creamy and delicious as traditional pumpkin pie. Plus, it's completely vegan, so everyone can enjoy it.

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Give traditional stuffed peppers a fall twist with this recipe for stuffed butternut squash! Filled with quinoa, black beans, and diced tomatoes, they're healthy and satisfying. Plus, they're super cute and make an impressive presentation.

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