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10 Simple Outdoor Family Activities For Fall

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The leaves on the trees become a mixture of beautiful bright colors. The air smells so fresh and crisp. Hot weather is moving away making it the perfect time to enjoy some hot beverages. Food can also be much more enjoyable when your surroundings are cool. Fall is definitely my favorite season.

There are many family friendly activities to do outside during this time of year. None of them require much spending which is a bonus. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Go on a nature walk to a place not yet visited. Bring along a bag for collectible items only found during fall season such as colored leaves and pine cones. These will come in handy for crafting.
2. Visit a pumpkin patch. Have your children keep an eye out for unique looking pumpkins of various shapes, sizes, and shades of orange. Let them take photos of their discoveries.
3. Build a campfire. Now that the weather has cooled enjoy some warmth next to a fire. Tell stories,roast wieners and enjoy some yummy smore's.
4. Visit a local orchard where you can pick apples and maybe even go on a hayride. 
5. Have a scavenger hunt. Include fall themed items such as colored leaves, acorns, pine cones, rocks, birds nests, and so on.
6. Rake up leaves together. Have a contest for the one who stuffs the most bags. Winner can choose a special fall time dessert to make such as pumpkin pie.
7. Jump into a pile of leaves. This is great fun for all ages.
8. Go for a hike in a wooden area. Keep a lookout for wildlife collecting food for the winter. Also watch for birds that are in the process of migrating.
9. Stuff a scarecrow in your yard. Use an old shirt and overalls and stuff them with leaves or straw hay. Add a pumpkin that you have finished with for the head. Decorate with more leaves or straw hay.
10. Make a bird feeder. Round up some pine cones. Add a layer of peanut butter to the pine cones. Then have your children roll them in birdseed. Hang the pine cones outside the window and watch the birds. Help your child to identify the different birds that are feeding. Have fun and take photos. Develop your photos and add them to a scrapbook.
What are your favorite outdoor activities during fall?