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Looking for some fun activities for the family?  Here are some things that you can do together this fall.  Many are low or no cost.

Go for a Fall Leaf Drive

Make and Fly a Kite

Go Camping

Carve Pumpkins

Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Rake Leaves Together and Jump in the pile

Use Tissue Paper to Create "Stained Glass" Windows in Fall Shapes

Bake a Pie Together

Make a Scarecrow

Go Apple- or Pumpkin-Picking

Take a Hike

Try Face Painting

Get Cozy and Read one of these great Children’s Books Together

Plan a Nature Scavenger Hunt by collecting colorful leaves, pinecones, and other fall-like objects

Paint Pinecones

Make Art & Craft Projects with Leaves

Have an Apple Taste-Test

Create Leaf Rubbings

Visit a Park and bring along a Tree or Bird Guidebook

Have a Halloween-Themed Movie Marathon

Have a Socially-Distanced Neighborhood Costume Parade

Make Halloween Cards

Dress each other up as Toilet Paper Mummies

Tell Ghost Stories

Play your own game of Flag Football in the yard

Make some Hot Chocolate or Hot Apple Cider

Make personalized Thanksgiving Place Mats for your whole family

Go Stargazing

Etch a Tree Pattern by placing paper on the trunk and rubbing a colored pencil or crayon over it

Plant an Indoor Herb Garden

Take a Family Bike Ride

Read Children’s Books on the Harvest and Thanksgiving

Make Chicken Soup

Create a Thankfulness Tree for your dining room and fill each leaf with something you feel grateful for


By Kate Knotts,

Early Childhood/Intermediate Librarian at Main Children’s Library