With autumn well underway in Chicagoland (brr . . . it's been chilly!), I thought it was a perfect time to come up with a list of things for your family to do in the fall . . . you know, before the temps plummet to below freezing in the winter.
Making memories together as a family is what I strive for everyday and enjoying the outdoors is a perfect way to come together as a family. Some people call these lists "bucket lists," but when I think of things to do with my kids, the last thing I want to think about is kicking the bucket!
So here's my list of the top 15 things to do with the family in the fall:
1. Visit a pumpkin patch
2. Go on a nature walk
3. Attend a Fall Festival
4. Attend a football game
5. Collect leaves . . .
6. . . . then jump in them!
7. Enjoy some apple cider
8. Make s'mores
9. Go on a hay ride
10. Walk through a corn maze
11. Carve pumpkins (or just decorate them)
12. Roast pumpkin seeds
13. Go Trick-or-treating
14. Make hot chocolate (with marshmallows!)
15. Take a family photo outdoors
We've already completed a few items on this list and hope to complete them all before winter comes.
What are some of your favorite family activities to do in the fall?
Amanda Ortiz is a full-time working mom to two kids (a teen and a toddler), living in suburban Chicago.
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