Here in Bakersfield, we might not get the usual fall weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate in some traditional family fall activities. Here is a fall bucket list to get you started.
- Decorate. Add some autumn colors to your house. Visit the local mountains and national parks to gather a rainbow of leaves. Let your kids make some crafts using said leaves. Once October arrives, you can start putting up your Halloween decorations.
- Make play dough. If you can’t get enough of pumpkin everything, make some pumpkin pie play dough. This could be a good activity for the kids while the grown-ups are making real pies.
- Pick a pumpkin. Nothing says fall more than pumpkins. Before they are carved, pumpkins last for a long time, so you can pick them as early as you want. Plus, the earlier you go, the bigger and better the pumpkins will be.
- Cook with apples. Apples are another autumn staple. Try making apple chips, which are simply thinly sliced apples that are baked until they are crispy.
- Make turkey hands. Trace everyone’s hands onto a piece of paper and decorate it like a turkey. Make this an annual tradition to see how much each child grows each year.