Planning for Halloween
Many apple orchards also feature a pumpkin patch. Carving a pumpkin together as a family is the perfect way to set the spooky Halloween mood. Halloween presents a lot of opportunities for family fun. Preparing your house for the occasion can be an ongoing project; you can put up homemade decorations, cook special Halloween treats, and practice ghost stories to tell on the big night. If your kids want to spend the night out trick-or-treating, suggest working on a family costume. We’ve already posted lots of Halloween recipes and costume ideas on our Cookie’s Kids Pinterest board – be sure to check it out!
Trying out some seasonal recipes is a great way to spend a fall afternoon. Hearty foods with seasonal flavors, like pumpkin pie, chili, ginger bread cookies, and baked squash, are just the kind of rib-sticking meal kids and grown-ups alike crave in the fall. What could be more satisfying than working on a big meal as a family and then enjoying it together?
Autumn presents a lot of great crafting opportunities. Activities like making leaf collages, collecting jars of acorns and pine cones will help build an appreciation for nature, while building a dream catcher with sticks gives you opportunities to forage for materials and then turn those materials into something wonderful. Combine whatever beautiful items you can find at your local park with whatever you already have in your home craft kit. Then, let your family’s creativity run wild!