Suggested Family Activity • Fall 🍂 Activities

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Leaves 🍂 are falling everywhere! Over the next few weeks (especially next week when kids are out of school), try out some of these fun fall activities if the weather is nice enough to go outside:

Rake up small piles of leaves 🍁 around your yard to make an obstacle 🏁 course. (This is also a great activity to get children involved in helping with leaf pick up – let them have some fun with the leaves first and then get them all picked up!) Scatter the piles of leaves in straight lines or zigzag them around your yard so that the children have to change ↕ direction frequently. You can even make some piles taller than others to increase the difficulty. Children can race 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ the obstacle course over and over to see how long it takes them.

Some people like to use large pieces of carboard, a tarp, or an old sheet to gather their leaves. If you use that method, let your kids have fun playing with them before you get rid of them. Put a small (or large) number of leaves on the tarp or sheet and then fling them all back in the air for your kids to catch. Sure, it’s a little extra work, but the kids will really ❤ love it!