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9 Great Fall Activities for All Ages

Fall is in the air! Make the most of the season with these fun activities!

Elementary School

Pumpkin Picking: This is a fun way to get outside and let your child run around as he or she looks for the perfect pumpkin. Usually at pumpkin fields they also have fun activities like mazes or pony riding. When you get home you can carve or paint your pumpkin.

Pumpkin Picking at Florida Virtual Academy

Go to a farm: Bring the little ones on their first hay ride. Learn about farms, visit the petting zoo, or navigate the corn maze!

Georgia Cyber Academy students enjoy a hay ride

GCA at the petting zoo

Build Scarecrows: Building scarecrows is a great activity to do with just your family or make it a block party and have a competition with the neighbors.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/213076626091340063/

Middle School

Bake a pie: Have a competition and see if your child can bake a better pie than you! Pumpkin vs. Appleyou can never have too much pie!

http://fritesandfries.com/post/1579528948/things-i-did-this-weekend-brooklyn-pie-bake-off

 Carve Pumpkins: With younger kids it may be wiser to allow them to paint the pumpkins but if your child is a little older, let them design and cut out their own jack-o-lantern Make sure an adult is supervising to ensure carving tools are handled safely!


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Build a fire in the back yard:  Does your kid know how to build a fire? Make sure your child understands the basics of fire safety, and then let them figure out which kindling works best to get their fire roaring. We recommend having an adult supervise any fire-building activities.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/akahodag/677447907/

*Fire laws vary on the state so be sure to check your state’s laws before making a bonfire in your back yard.

High School

Football! Go to your town’s football games or travel to the city to watch an NFL game.

http://usamedia.wikispaces.com/American+Football

Amusement park/Haunted House: Invite your child’s friends along and bring them to an amusement park. If they are older they can run around by themselves, which gives you some free time to enjoy the atmosphere as well.

http://www.parentdish.com/2010/10/07/haunted-amusement-parks/

Camping: Get away from the laptops and cell phones and get back to nature. Take a weekend and go camping, fishing, and hiking.

http://www.thesavvyshopperblog.com/?tag=camping-gear

 Bonus! For more great seasonal activities you can do with your kids, check out 8 Awesome Halloween Crafts and Activities for Kids, and follow us on Pinterest!

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Deanna Glick

Deanna Glick has spent two decades as a writer and editor, covering education policy, adoption, and other issues of interest to children and families. Deanna has also worked and volunteered for youth-focused nonprofits, including Students Run LA and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A California native, Deanna loves to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail and spend time on the Shenandoah River near her Northern Virginia home. She often finds writing inspiration through her 8-year-old daughter, who loves to read, paint, play sports, and learn.

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