The sun is setting on another great summer, but fall presents new ways for you to enjoy great times with your family! Take advantage of the changing seasons by engaging in some of your family’s favorite traditions. From decorating your home to planning fall-themed activities or meals, now is the perfect time to get started.
For most kids, the transition from summer to fall is dominated by the excitement of a new school year and more structured daily schedules. This hectic change into a new season of life can be difficult for some little learners. Kids may not understand why seasons change or what these changes might bring, so help them transition smoothly by “fall-ing” into some cherished family time!
To get your kids involved in learning about the changing seasons, brainstorm about activities that are interactive, stimulating, and most importantly, fun for the whole family! Try putting a playful, seasonal spin on some of your children’s favorite games or crafts. You will have plenty of opportunities to try out various family activities as the fall brings in cooler weather. If you and your loved ones find yourselves stuck inside on a cold day, here are a few activities your family can enjoy together:
Decorate: Show your kids your excitement for the new season by filling your home with seasonal decorations, such as autumn wreaths, pumpkins, scented candles, or maybe a fall-like table cloth. Encourage them to help decorate or even use crafts they make to bring even more color to your home.
Cook: Bake or cook with recipes that use seasonal items like pumpkin, apples, or spices like cinnamon. If the weather gets a little colder where you live, try experimenting with some warm comfort foods like soups, pies, or casseroles. One of the best ways to bond as a family is to enjoy each other’s company over a hot meal.
Crafts: Incorporate seasonal colors or themes like falling leaves, scarecrows, and pumpkins. Don’t forget that crafts can also be a great visual learning tool. Find ideas that can help teach your kids about the new season or events.
Do you use any of these activities to warm up your home when the seasons start to change? Or perhaps your family has a beloved tradition that is an absolute must-do when the leaves begin to fall? Either way, as we say “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to autumn, we would love to know about how your family plans to “fall” into the new season!
Filed under: Family Fun, Learning Tips | Tagged: Autumn, crafts, Fall, family activities, seasons | Leave a comment »