Fall is a beautiful season — even if it does look a little different this year. Nothing about 2020 has been what anyone expected, and this fall will be no exception. Here are some of the best things to do this fall, whether you’re social distancing, staying at home, or trying to keep activities in your own backyard. Let's keep celebrating the season, even if it’s an autumn like we’ve never seen before.
Picking out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch is such a fun activity and the best part is when you get to carve your pumpkin at home! If there isn't an open patch near you have your little ones find their favourite pumpkin at a farmers' market or grocery store. When you return home be creative with your pumpkins and then display them for all the neighbours to see!
One of the best parts of the season is actually decorating your own home for fall! Hang up an autumn wreath on your front door, add faux pumpkins to your mantel, create a leaf bouquet for your kitchen table. This is also your excuse to stock up on delicious smelling pumpkin candles, hand soaps and add cozy throw blankets everywhere!
Sipping on a pumpkin spice anything is one of the best traditions and Starbucks is already selling their Pumpkin Spice Lattes this year! If you don't feel like going out, make one at home using a flavoured creamer and plenty of whipped cream.
Try this great DIY PSL recipe here.
Cooking dinner, baking goodies, it's all more fun when you do it together! Get older kids involved in planning the menu and help you out in the kitchen. Be sure to use plenty of in-season produce, like squash, apples, cranberries, garlic, broccoli, pears, radishes, and sweet potatoes. Younger kids can help with creating and eating the dessert!
Make stargazing on a chilly fall night a new family favourite activity. Set up a tent in your backyard, or just bring sleeping bags, a heavy quilt, and pillows outside and admire the twinkling stars up above. You can tell ghost stories and see if you can last the whole night sleeping inside the tent.
Cozy up with a warm blanket and a classic fall movie, like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Dead Poets Society or anything from the Harry Potter series. This is a great way to unwind, spend some family time, and enjoy the season especially if you usually go to the theater this time of year.
Walk around your neighbourhood or drive around your city to admire the fall foliage. You really don't have to go far to see fantastic displays of red, gold, and orange trees. Don't forget to take pictures!
On your walk or drive admiring the colourful leaves also collect some while you go. Look for freshly fallen leaves that have no holes or damage. Press and dry them and then attach them to a wreath shape you can cut from an old cardboard box. Voila a gorgeous DIY wreath for fall.
The ultimate fall comfort food, chili is a simple and inviting meal. As a simple weeknight supper or for lunch on a lazy Saturday, check out the following warm you up chili recipes here.
Odds are you’re already groaning at the thought of raking up those never-ending, piles of leaves this fall. But there is someone who is 100 percent guaranteed to love the results of your raking labour: your kid. Put some joy into your fall yard work with our ultimate leaf piles playlist. Grab your whole family and jump in! For some great games for the whole family see the link here!
Enjoy the fall season from all of us at Gillette & associates!
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