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20 safe ways to enjoy fall as a family

Apple orchards are open, and the leaves are shifting colors quickly: It must be fall! Make the most of the season with these fun activities for the whole family.

  1. Rake a pile of leaves and jump in it. See who can leap the highest.
  2. Pick apples. Before you go to the orchard, double-check that you can socially distance—staying at least 6 feet away from others—and grab a face mask.
  3. Bake an apple pie. Do you have fresh apples? Turn them into a sweet dessert!
  4. Carve or paint pumpkins. Have everyone vote on their favorite afterward and choose a winner.
  5. Take a drive. You don't have to go far to enjoy the vibrant leaves.
  6. DIY Halloween costumes. When you're done, set the self-timer on your phone and take a family photo.
  7. Get cozy on the couch and watch a classic Halloween movie. Halloweentown, Casper or Hocus Pocus might do the trick.
  8. Roast pumpkin seeds. They're a nutritious snack full of fiber and protein. Try our recipe!
  9. Make caramel apples. Kids often love this ooey-gooey treat.
  10. Go on a "treasure" hunt and collect leaves. Who can find the biggest? Most colorful?
  11. Hike or bike ride. Soak up the scenery.
  12. Picnic in the park. Enjoy as much time as you can outside before the snow flies.
  13. Make a wreath out of leaves. If you have little kids, simply glue them in a circle on a piece of paper.
  14. See who can tell the silliest ghost story. The more laughter, the better.
  15. Play touch football. If your kiddos have a favorite player, pretend you're on that person's team.
  16. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk. Incorporate seasonal themes.
  17. Blow bubbles. Try to pop all of them before they burst or float away.
  18. Tailgate on your deck, patio or lawn. Make-believe you're at your favorite sporting event.
  19. Create a scavenger hunt. Look for fall-related items like an acorn, yellow leaf, etc.
  20. Plant flower bulbs. Tulips, daffodils and more all need to go into the ground in the fall.

Looking for even more great activity ideas? Give these a try!

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