As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, it’s tempting to stay cozy inside — unless, of course, your kids have cabin fever (like a few of ours around here)!
Here are a couple of our favorite ways to spend time outside with the kids this season:
- Make a Nature Box: Find an old shoebox. Let your kids decorate it, then head outside to fill it up with Nature’s treasures. Leaves, nuts, pinecones and dried flowers are all fair game, and great for learning about the flora and fauna in your neck of the woods.
- Play Pumpkin Hide & Seek: Those pumpkins on your porch can be a source of season-long fun. Designate a pumpkin for hiding, then switch up its location every day. Make the hiding spot progressively more difficult as the season goes on, and hide occasional “finders’ treats” along with it. Depending on your child’s age, they can also take turns being in charge of the hiding, inviting siblings or neighbors to hone their seeking skills.
Want more? Check out the fun and engaging ideas at Lasso the Moon’s 10 Must-Do Outdoor Autumn Activities.
Family adventures awaken the curious, creative kid inside us all. So get out and enjoy!