With fall upon us, I wanted to share some fun family ideas you can start planning now. I’d love to hear what you’re going to be doing! ☺
Here are 4 quick ideas to help you plan your fall family FUN!
Decorate inside & out. When I was a kid, I always looked forward to decorating for the Fall and Winter holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas… it was always fun pulling out the treasures and continuing a family tradition.
Family FUN day. Choose a day each month that is designated Family FUN day and plan several hours out of the home bonding together. It could be going to the local pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins, go apple picking and taste apple cider, and a hayride or visiting an outdoor park and having a picnic or going to an amusement park before it gets too cold. Or why not have a fun family game of touch football? Think about what your family enjoys, plan it & do it!
Toast marshmallows. Who doesn’t like a toasted marshmallow? Head out back one night this month with nothing but the skewer and marshmallows and maybe candy too… no cell phones allowed & enjoyyyyy your family moments!
Old-fashioned car ride (or walk). When I was a kid, sometimes my mom would say let’s get in the car and go for a ride and off we’d go on an adventure. It was a time to talk, bond, take in some beautiful local sights and would always include stopping for a bite to eat. Growing up in San Diego, we’d drive to Julian and enjoy their famous apple pies and apple treats. Creating moments like these for our kids gives them a sense of belonging and connection. It’s just good old fashion fun. (And if a car ride doesn’t sound fun to you, maybe a family walk or hike would be!)