It's also true that a family who plays together likes to stay together. With that in mind, here are some fun family activities for October. Choose some your family will enjoy and have a great time!
Please feel free to share your favorites in the comments below!
- Take a walk, hike, bike ride, or drive to see the beautiful autumn leaves. Take pictures.
- Gather or purchase pussy willows, leaves, acorns, etc. and make a fall wreath.
- Collect leaves and make leaf rubbings for a nature journal.
- Attend a state fair.
- Go apple picking in an orchard.
- Walk through a corn maze.
- Visit a pumpkin patch or festival.
- Take Saturday morning walks.
- Fly a kite.
- Play soccer at the park.
- Watch baseball games together.
Columbus Day (Click link for details.)
- Learn about Christopher Columbus.
- Create something about Columbus.
- Go on an outing and talk about Columbus' experience.
- Reflect on your family and individual dreams together.
- Learn about other people who have risen to their dreams.
- Decorate the house and yard together.
- Tell Halloween stories by candle light or flashlight.
- Choose and carve pumpkins as a family, or
- Have a pumpkin carving party, with bobbing for apples, hot cider, and hay rides.
- Invite friends and family to come visit in costume. Take pictures.
- Visit a "haunted house."
- Watch "Monster's Inc."
- Volunteer to give out candy at the mall on Halloween night.
- Hold a neighborhood Halloween party with games and treats.
- Go trick or treating.
- Make a harvest basket to share. Fill it with garden bounty or other treats.
- Make doughnuts, scones, cinnamon rolls, or pumpkin bread.
- Make applesauce from scratch.
- Bake apples or make apple cinnamon rolls.
- Roast pumpkin seeds.
- Make pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread.
- Read the book, "Stone Soup," and make a nice pot of soup to share.
- Eat dinner by pumpkin candle light.
- Build a bonfire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows.
- Have a picnic at the park.
- Eat outside at night.
Fun at Home
- Play in a pile of leaves, then rake them up together.
- Clear out the garden together.
- Make a scarecrow.
- Have a yard sale to get ready for new items.
- Play board games together.
- Gather together at night time and visit or tell stories in the dark.
- Watch "The Pride of the Yankees" or "The Rookie."