Around our house, fall generally takes the cake over all seasons. While Christmas is absolutely fun and of course important, my kids seem to enjoy fall the most. It’s not hard to gather a list of their fall favorites to share!
Halloween is the highlight of the fall season. We spend time decorating the porch and finding all the jack-o-lanterns. Somehow, my children have never been afraid of Halloween ghosts and goblins. Perhaps it’s because we’ve always made it a fun adventure. Either way, they love to find the silly monsters and skeletons to adorn our cabinets and shelves.
We’ve made several Halloween crafts and even decor for the porch and mantle.
There’s something about finding acorns and beautiful leaves when you’re out playing. Diva and Flash and I took a walk a couple of weeks ago with the sole purpose of finding acorns to fill our little pumpkin buckets. This simple walk allowed us to find acorns, leaves, worms, and more.
In fact, the discovery of the slug and worm under a porch-area rock became the highlight of their after-preschool mornings and lunch. We would come home from school, eat our lunch, and then go check on the slug and worm. I try to make sure that they aren’t actually afraid of the creepy crawlies.
It’s no secret that I truly dislike being outside. It’s even harder when you have kids and have to keep a close eye on them. But fall’s temperatures get all of us outside, and I’ll even do so with less animosity.
Flash is our kid that we call our little old man. He loves to be outside, and finding him on the porch rocking is not unusual. In fact, now that we have such a great porch at our disposal, we all love being out there together.
What are your favorite things to do with your kids in the fall?
And be sure to go see what my blogging friends have chosen to write about for the Fall Favorites theme.
Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread from Baking in a Tornado
Chocolate Faux Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Spatulas on Parade
Depression Fighting Fall Foods from TaylorLife
Fabulous Fall Activity Ideas and Resources for ESL Teachers from Think in English
Fall Decor from The Lieber Family