Fall arrives in just a few days, bringing with it shorter days, cooler evenings and a lot of opportunity to enjoy seasonal fun. For families, there are countless things to do – both inside and out!
Ohio residents are fortunate to have countless state parks and forests as well as several community parks to enjoy. Take your family on a little hike through the woods to enjoy the fall colors, get some exercise and soak in your natural surroundings.
Take a Hike. There are tons of parks in Ohio.
Rake leaves and…. jump in them! Need we say more?
Pack a picnic and spend the day at the park.
Make art with fall leaves.
Plant an indoor herb garden.
Tell scary stories.
Visit a pick-your-own orchard and then make apple pie together!
Decorate a pumpkin.
Find a local corn maze, haunted house or fall festival. There are several in Ohio!
Explore the outdoors with a Nature Scavenger Hunt.
Toss a ball around your back yard.
Have a family photo shoot. With a digital camera or phone camera, it’s free to let everyone take turns snapping pictures.
Plant bulbs for spring flowers.
Tailgate at your local high school football game.
Load everyone in the car and leaf peep!
Write down or talk about what you’re grateful for every day.
Cozy up with popcorn, hot chocolate and a favorite movie. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” comes to mind.
Does your family have a favorite fall tradition? We would love to hear about it! Tell us in the comments section below!