Fall offers many inexpensive indoor and outdoor activities that your family can do together. Here are four ways to enjoy the season when you’re on a budget.
Craft with Your Kids
Spend some time with your children on arts and crafts. Dollar stores and other inexpensive shops often have a variety of materials for making costumes or decorations for Halloween. Pumpkin painting and leaf crafts, like these 25 ideas from CountryLiving.com offer hours of enjoyment.
Pick Apples at a Local Orchard
Apple picking is another favorite Autumn pastime. Find a well-rated apple orchard and make a family day out of it. Not only does the trip give you a chance to do a healthy outdoor activity, once you have apples, you can make all kinds of great dishes or use them to play Fall games in your backyard, like the classic bobbing for apples.
Have Fun at Pumpkin Farm
Nothing quite says fall like a trip to the local pumpkin patch. Many rural communities or farms provide the opportunity for your whole family to pick pumpkins and learn more about them. They also typically host harvest festivals, haunted hayrides, children’s games and corn mazes. Research some of the farms near you to find out more about their pumpkin patch and the fun activities they offer. After finding the perfect pumpkins you can pick a night to make jack ‘o lanterns.
Prepare Fall Meals
We’ve highlighted apples and pumpkins as a delicious source for your favorite Fall dinners and desserts. The internet is full of great food sites with recipes you might not have thought of that capture the spirit and color of the Fall season. Here are 100 fall recipes to try from Delish.com.