The Hot is in the Air
Yes, it kind of early October, and well Tennesseeitstill pretty hot yep. I used to always think October was crisp and cool. And it gets there, in the end, this is like the shifting season for me here in Nashville when it comes to weather.
I had Charles almost a year ago which is crazy but on October 16th I remember I got my due date and I was like just a crisp cool wonderful fall baby. Uh uh, not in Tennessee. It is still pretty hot. So what we gonna talk about are some 20 fun free things you can do with your family in the fall.
So some of you gonna be crisp and cool and everything you think about all others of you in the South still might be a little warm but it perfect because there lot still fun free things you can do outside inside all of it. But fall it a great season.
So the first thing you can do is free to go on a nature walk or find some nature trails. Look in your area. They are everywhere. Okay, just Google where you are and just say okay find some get your family involved, and go on a nature hike. Number two goes camping in your backyard.
Yes, this is Something Kids Love
If you have a tent or if you do; you can maybe borrow just put up in the backyard. Literally, your kids will talk about it for days. Number three make and jump into a pile of leaves. This is like every kid’s dream seriously. I feel like every kid loves the idea of jumping into leaves.
And if you’ve done it as an actually kind of gross I feel like.I;m like there just like the bugs like crunched sleeves all in your hair and on you. It kind of itchy.Like rolling down like a hill with grass. It just looks magical as a child but then it just all itchy and weird. But like kid love it.
So do it because you know what about the memories people and leaves are free. So put a big pile together jump intake some pictures great. Number four bird-watch.We have this cheap bird feeder in our backyard like bluebirds and cardinals which are redI mean all these kind of exotic looking birds come on our little dang bird feeder and itso fun.
My kid, they love it. They love seeing the birds. They love seeing I mean squirrels come too and eat itso it not as fun but like all the birds itso crazy. And Winston he might kill me for saying this knows like every tree the name of like basically any tree and any bird.
So Like he Always is Like Oh Yeah that Chickadee that Female
I was like how do you know this stuff? So maybe you can become a bird expert like Winston and just be really smart. He knows all the things. Number five hayrides.
Oh, this is a classic fall thing. So people do this in their communities may be a local church is doing it but if there are hayrides around again for the kids they love it. So go do that as a family. Number six a pumpkin patch Family Activities.
Now sometimes this takes a little fee to get in some places charge for you to like walk around and then they charge you to actually buy a pumpkin. So maybe skip out on buying the pumpkin there. You can go buy at the grocery store find a cheaper place but just walking around a pumpkin patchtherejust something about it Family Activities.
It like Christmas time and you go and you like walkthrough like all the Christmas trees like picking your own if you buy real trees, you those people. It just kind of brings in the holidays. And same with pumpkins. Like just go and just smell the fresh fall air in a pumpkin patch.
I am telling you kids this is what I’ve learned it like the small things in life that they just love. So do they love like a nice trip to Disney World? Sure. But do they also love when you like doing dishes you guys just like blast music and you just dance around? I mean my girls are obsessed Family Activities.
They love it so much. So just do it. Just you know relax a little. Have a little dance party. Number eight carve a pumpkin. Yes, that little pumpkin that you bought not at the pumpkin patchbut at the grocery store you know carve it. And this is one thing.
If you not creative like me this is a tough thing to do. Every pumpkin I carve it just kind of looks crazy. And I know they supposed to some of them look crazy but like mine never look good. So get a Sharpie test it out but again fun memories.
Number nine the San Diego Zoo has live cameras on all the animals. So if you are in an area in the country that it is too cold right now to go to the zoo you can actually pull up a link from the San Diego Zoo and watch the animals on your TV.
Effects of the Novel
Again not like you actually there but something to do and it free. Number 10 check out the Novel Effect app. So this adds music sound effects character voices to all your kids; favorite books. So so fun really really interesting.
It makes it really exciting. Number 11 another way to kick up storytimes to watch astronauts read children’s books from space storytimefromspace.com.Number 12 hosts a silly (or scary) movie marathon. If your kids can watch like two movies in a rowyougonna be like the coolest parents ever.
So pop popcorn does s; mores just have some family time and watch some movies. Number 13 plan a Friendsgiving. These are the best. Thanksgiving dinner is great. It usually with your family. We love our family Family Activities.
We all love our families but Friendsgivings are sometimes just wonderful because it just reminds you of all the great friends you have. So plan one. Have everyone bring a dish and enjoy the festivities of Thanksgiving with your friends.
Sunday Drive Goes
Number 14 goes for a Sunday drive. This is something I did growing up and apparently because I asked a few people here would go walk through houses like on Sundays as kids like with my parents. They would like to find a house for the top of the sales and like go into open houses.
Like we would always walk through homes. So I don’t know if it like a thing if the Ramseys were just kind of weird but that something you can do. Just go for a drive. Maybe you see a house you like hey for Fun just go in see how they decorated the place get some ideas.
Number 15 does some fun at-home spooky science experiments. You can go to science fun.organd there are a ton of great ideas for experiments that your kids are going to love. So could be a little messy so prepare yourself. But again for kids, they gonna love you for it Family Activities.
Number 16 create as; mores charcuterie board for girls; night. Yeah, you know charcuterie? We did a little video about this. Oh, cheeses and meats and olives and nuts and jams so good. Well do it for s; mores. So get creative.
Your Heart Desires
Anything that your heart desires when it comes to s; more just lay it out and have some girls over have a great girl; night. Number 17 do a backyard scavenger hunt. Okay, lists for these are everywhere on the internet. So you can do this in your backyard around your neighborhood but go on a scavenger hunt with your kids.
Number 18 gets crafty with leaves. Yep so leaves again are free people. So go get some leaves from the backyard. You can like to glue them on paper. You can like put glue on them do some glitter some stuff sparkle up some leave just a little craft idea for the kids.
Number 19 makes s; mores Rice Krispie treats. Okay, this is interesting. So they like normal Rice Krispie treats except you use Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal which is like the best cereal on the planet. I freaking love Cinnamon Toast Crunch itso good Family Activities.
So you add that instead of Rice Krispies and then you add in chocolate chips and extra marshmallows. Sounds amazing. Number 20 hosts an apple pie or chili cook-off. I make the best white bean chicken chili. And then in Nashville well-known for hot chicken.
Hot White Bean Chicken Chili and it is Literally Everyone Threatens
So now I’ve substituted my regular chicken in that hot chicken and now I have hot white bean chicken chili and it is literally everyone threatens it is This could be in a restaurant. I’m like I know itso good quote. So get some friends and sayhey let make the best chili recipe Family Activities.
Because of chili great for the fall. Itso easy to cook. You just throw in a Crock-Pot throw it on the stove or itso easy. I love simple recipes and you can exchange all the recipes. Number 21 last but not least keep it simple and have a family picnic in the park.
Yes, go find their playground in your are even just a big grassy field just taking your family out of the norm of doing things even mealtime when it just so monotonous sometimes just breaking that and doing something different your kids will love it. So this just proves you can have fun with your family and it can be cheap or even free.
So you don’t have to break the bank this fall. So I would love to hear from you guys on what you love to do during the fall that is free or cheap or inexpensive the above we’ll get some ideas flowing and fall of 2020 could be the best fall yet.