As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, it’s the perfect time to infuse some autumnal excitement into your home. Fall provides a wealth of opportunities for engaging and effective activities that can help your child develop their communication skills while having a blast. In this blog post, we’ll explore creative fall-themed activities that the entire family can enjoy together.
This week fall paid us a visit here in Georgia. How long will it last, I am not sure but it feels great! I love fall! After the highest summer temperatures in recent years, we are welcoming cooler temperature, boots and fun activities with open arms. There are so many things you and your little one can shout about in the fall inside and outside. For all things fall take a look at our October Newsletter.
Read fall books from all about the season, pumpkins, apples, fall fairs and Halloween. There is a book for all ages and all interest. If you don’t want to or can not buy books, the library has great selections and scheduled activities. YouTube also has fall read aloud books. If you choose Youtube, don’t let your child enjoy it alone, join them talk about the book, pause it and engage, ask questions point out what you notice, label and enjoy. Bombard your little one with new vocabulary.
Cook/Bake: Don’t let all those apples go to waste. Apples are best just the way they are, but they are also great warm wrapped in a warm crescent roll with a little brown sugar and cinnamon. No recipe needed.
Clean: this is a great time to gather and donate summer clothes that your little ones, I guarantee won’t fit into next summer. Unless you have a younger sibling to hand down or plan on having another, get rid of it. Get outside and rake leaves, spruce up and add some fall decor. Great language lessons include sorting, labeling/identifying colors, size, adjectives, textures. Outside you can compare, leaves search for acorns, discuss different leaf shapes, weather etc.
Craft: Stay ready, keep craft materials in the your home. Always keep paper (white) glue, scissors crayon, paint in your home. Most kids enjoy making crafts, so craft away. A great way to decorate (carve) pumpkins is to use Potato Head pieces. Discovering Mommy has some fun activities to complete with your little ones. You can also make fall sensory box to enjoy all season long. Here is one fun one from Happy Toddler Play Time. A great go to is always coloring, you can find an October Fun coloring page
Outside: We complained all summer about the heat, well it’s fall get out and enjoy the cooler temperatures. Take a walk, go on a fall scavenger hunt, visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard, go to a fall fair or festival. You can also attend or have an impromptu football game or just sit outside with blankets eating/drinking something delightful.
Make sure to check your local events. If you are in the South Metro Atlanta area here is a list of local activities.
Macaroni KID Free Bucket List Cross some things off this bucket list
Macaroni KID October Calendar Events– Activities around the S. Metro Atlanta area
Southern Belle Farm Fall Activities – Corn maze, pumpkins, petting zoo and more
Henry County Library System – In library events, get a library card and online books
Whatever you decide to do enjoy this season, and facilitate language with your little ones. Here are my girls on our annual pumpkin patch visit. They are now 18, 16 and 10 years old! We no longer go to pumpkin patches but we still carve pumpkins, roasts seeds and enjoy the season. Time does fly, winter will be here before we know it.