Now that the kids are back in school, you might be looking for fun, engaging activities to try on the weekends. The summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend quality time outdoors! Luckily, the fall season offers many different things to do, from decorating Halloween costumes to a night at a cabin in the woods. And with its refreshing, cooler temperatures and changing leaves, fall is the perfect time of year to be outside — there are things to do everywhere you look!
Read on to discover fun weekend activities that the entire family will enjoy.
Rake the Leaves
We’ll admit, raking the leaves doesn’t immediately sound like a barrel of laughs. You might imagine yourself hunched over endless piles of leaves, scraping away at the ground, with freezing hands clutched to the rake’s wooden pole. However, it doesn’t have to be that way if you include the family and wear a good pair of warm gloves.
Believe it or not, such a house chore can become a lively activity when the whole gang is involved. See who can make the biggest pile of leaves and create a jumping contest. Not only will everyone get some much-needed fresh air, but some exercise, too.
Rent a Cabin
There’s nothing quite like spending time in nature this time of year. Renting a cabin with the family for a weekend takes you away from the chaos of the city. The trees’ colours are changing, the air feels crisp, and you’ll look forward to daily walks in the woods and bundling up by the fire at night.
If you’re considering a weekend cabin trip this fall, remember to bring lots of warm layers because the temperature can drop quickly this time of year. Always pack plenty of your womens thermal socks because the last thing you’ll want is cold feet while you lead the kids into a nature hike.
Wool and thermal gear are your best bets because such fabrics will keep you warm and toasty all weekend. Thermal is also excellent because it draws sweat away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Make Halloween Costumes
Does your family take Halloween very seriously? Are we talking months-in-advance seriously? You’re certainly not alone in your passion. Halloween is one of the best times of the year for many families. Even as a parent, it’s a unique opportunity to tap into your inner child and get carried away with old spooky movies and TV specials. This year, turn a Saturday afternoon into a costume-making spectacle. Take a trip to the local thrift shop and find lots of goodies that you can craft into your scariest Dracula or cutest scarecrow.
Bring out the scissors, glue guns, and sewing materials. Decorate the backyard with Dollar Store Halloween decorations, get some punch flowing, and make it a neighbourhood affair.
Spending quality time with your kids becomes increasingly challenging as the school year rolls on. They get so busy with homework and extracurricular activities; it’s difficult sometimes to get a hug. This fall, utilize this time to everyone’s advantage and try these activities as a family.