Fall winds blow and leaves make their descent from tree limbs. It is the perfect time for fun autumn activities for kids. Here are some ways to have fun with your kids this fall:
Create an Autumn Yard Collage
This is a great way to get your kids involved in beautifying your front lawn for the fall season. Materials you can use to create your autumn yard collage include hay bales, pumpkins of all sizes, scarecrows, witches, cornucopias, etc. Anything related to fall will look wonderful. Stack your hay bales to create a backdrop. Next, place a huge scarecrow or witch on the center of the stack. Then add other complimentary fall accessories like cornucopias, corn stacks, ghosts, etc.
Make a Haunted Tree
Making a haunted tree is a fun activity for everyone. It is especially great to do right after raking leaves. First, pick the biggest, best tree in your front yard; preferably one with many long, crooked limbs. Next, take small white trash bags and stuff the top half with leaves from your yard. Twist and tie the bag into a knot, or use a twist-tie to close the end where the leaves stop. Turn upside down and you have a ghost! Make as many of these ghosts as you can, then tie them to tree limbs. As the fall winds blow, your ghosts will haunt your tree.
Design ‘Happy Autumn’ Cards
Supply each kid with markers, paper, glue, glitter, stickers, etc. Let them make several autumn cards and write a special message on the inside of each one. After any wet appliqués are dried, gather the cards and distribute to family, friends, and neighbors.
With some imagination, the possibilities are endless, and creating new ways to have fun can strengthen relationships and reduce feelings of drudgery that might come with the resumption of school and the waning sunlight of the season.