Another activity that doesn’t involve pumpkins or crafts is going on a nature walk. With the leaves changing colors and the temperature being more manageable, walking or even hiking with the family is a great way to spend time together and get in those steps. During the walk, play I Spy, collect acorns and foliage and then plan to have a picnic while taking in the views.
Heading to a farm for some outdoor fun is always a welcome idea. So many places during the fall months have petting zoos, corn mazes, apple picking and hay rides. Also, during the pandemic, some places got creative with pop-up Halloween sites that you can drive through for a socially distant option. In Calabasas, California, for example, the Nights of the Jack is an immersive experience for all ages.
Back home, it’s time to wind down with a movie… but with a twist. Instead of piling on the couch, set up a screen and projector outdoors. Bring out blankets, bean bag chairs and loads of popcorn for an evening under the stars. Movie suggestions: Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, Coco, October Sky and finally The Blind Side.