10 Weeks of Fun Fall Activities for Parents & Kids

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    Week 1: Go Apple Picking

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    Week 1: Go Apple Picking

    This is a great activity to enjoy with your kids! Not only is it just plain fun to pick apples together, but when you get home, you can turn your efforts into a yummy treat to share!

    Resources to Help You Plan Your Apple Picking Outing:

    Recipes for Yummy Apple Treats:
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    Week 2: Decorate Your Home for Fall

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    Week 2: Decorate Your Home for Fall

    By this, I don't just mean "Pick up some gourds or a pumpkin at the grocery store." While that's certainly fun, keep in mind that there are many different ways to decorate for fall. You can have the kids make tombstones for your font yard, decorate your windows with (cotton) spider webs, or make a homemade wreathe or cornucopia. Here's a list of resources to give you ideas and instructions for some fun, kid-friendly fall decoration ideas:

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    Week 3: Plan Your Kids' Halloween Costumes

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    Week 3: Plan Your Kids' Halloween Costumes

    Whether fall has just begun, or Halloween is tomorrow, there's plenty of time to get an awesome Halloween costume together. Here are some ideas to help you and your kids begin planning your costumes:

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    Week 4: Visit a Pumpkin Patch Together

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    Week 4: Visit a Pumpkin Patch Together

    Another fun fall activity is to visit a pumpkin patch with your kids. Select pumpkins, go on a hay ride, eat cider donuts, and have fun together! Here are some resources to help you plan your outing:

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    Week 5: Visit a Craft Fair With Your Kids

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    Week 5: Visit a Craft Fair With Your Kids

    Another fun activity is to visit a craft fair with your kids. It's a great way to spend time together and introduce them to some projects they may even want to try on their own. Plus, you might even be able to get a head start on your holiday shopping while you're there! Visit FestivalNet.com to find a craft fair in your area.

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    Week 6: Visit a Corn Maze or Haunted House With Your Kids

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    Week 6: Visit a Corn Maze or Haunted House With Your Kids

    Another fun fall tradition is to visit a corn maze or haunted house with your kids. Both activities can require you to put your heads together to solve puzzles and problems, which is a great way to bond with one another. Here are some resources to help you plan this week's outing:

    • Find a Corn Maze in the U.S.
    • Find a Corn Maze in Canada
    • Use the Web to Find a Haunted House Near You
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    Week 7: Carve a Halloween Pumpkin With Your Kids

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    Week 7: Carve a Halloween Pumpkin With Your Kids

    Another fun activity is to carve a Halloween pumpkin with your kids. And with all the templates and carving tools available today, it has never been easier! Here are some tips and tool to help you get started:

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  • 08 of 10

    Week 8: Explore the Fall Foliage

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    Week 8: Explore the Fall Foliage

    Another fun activity to enjoy with your kids is to explore the fall foliage together. Plan to take a long drive or hike this weekend, don't forget to take pictures! Here are some resources to help you plan your trip:

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    Week 9: Raking Leaves With Your Kids

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    Week 9: Raking Leaves With Your Kids

    While yard work isn't everyone's favorite job, there are some benefits to getting out there and raking the leaves. First, the job will be done , and you can check it off your growing "to do" list. Second, your kids will have a great time jumping in that huge pile of leaves as you go!

    Plan to follow up this activity with cup of hot cocoa and, if you have a fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, some roasted marshmallows. (Don't burn your leaves, though!. This is illegal in many areas.)

    Here are some recipes you can enjoy when you're done:
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    Week 10: Enjoy Pumpkin Spiced Treats

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    Week 10: Enjoy Pumpkin Spiced Treats

    This idea isn't limited to traditional pumpkin pie. Make a special trip to a local bakery and pick up some pumpkin muffins or pumpkin-iced donuts. Don't forget to get yourself a pumpkin-spiced latte while you're at it. It isn't something you get to do everyday, and that's what makes it a special treat.

    In addition, consider baking up some fall flavored treats of your own. Here's a list of ideas and recipes: