Fall is here and that means cooler weather, beautiful scenery and more time to be able to get outside. Before winter comes and you are really limited on what you can do, take some time this fall to be together as a family doing activities outside. Being active as a family is so important since it not only is fun, but shows your kids that being healthy should always be a priority. This fall, get outside and try some of these fun fitness ideas that are perfect for the whole family!
If your kids are like mine, you are probably very busy with sports this time of year, but it’s so important to find some time away from the hectic-ness and spend it as a family! Here are 6 fun ideas that you can do with your kids in the fall to get everyone in the mood for the season handout enjoying the cooler weather.
Go on the ultimate modern day digital treasure hunt with Geocaching! It’s perfect for fall when it’s not so hot and helped to keep little ones outside for longer since they have a purpose. If you are new to geocaching, check out my beginner’s tips.
Hit the trails this fall and get some exercise all while experiencing the splendor of the season. Begin on easier trails and progress up as your kids get older and skill levels improve.
Raking leaves and jumping into the piles
If you live where the leaves fall, raking is unavoidable. Make it more fun by letting your kids help and allowing them to jump on the piles too. You can even turn your piles into an obstacle course!
Visit an Orchard or Pumpkin Patch
Really soak up the fresh air by visiting a local orchard or pumpkin patch and picking some of your own fruits and veggies. Later, turn them into some healthy or sweet together.
Play some fall sports like soccer, lacross or football
This fall, get out to a field or park and play some good old fashioned sports. Sports like soccer, Lacrosse and football are huge in the fall so why not try them? Maybe invite another family over for some healthy competition too!
Do a Scavenger Hunt or Nature Walk
Get some bags and head out into nature by doing a scavenger hunt or nature walk. You can create some yourself and keep them simple for little ones, like find 3 acorns, 2 leaves and 1 bird, or make them more challenging for older kids to have them find particular animals or prints. If seeking is not what you want, how about just a nice nature walk where you can just enjoy nature and talk or draw about what you see with your kids? Bring along some notebooks and let them run and explore what they can find.
No matter what activity you pick, be sure to give your kids a delicious treat that will give them the energy they need to keep them running outside in that perfect weather. My kids love to snack on Entemann’s Little Bites® for school, sports and just for fun. They are bite sized, fun to eat and super yummy! They love the chocolate chip, crumb cake bites and most recently- the new seasonal flavor: Pumpkin!
Get ready to taste the harvest goodness in every bite with these muffins. Made with real pumpkin, these mini muffins are a perfect take-along snack for a hayride, bonfire, football game, or any kind of fall fun! They are prepackaged so they areas to grab and go.
I also love how Little Bites® participates in the TerraCycle program. Every time you enjoy a Little Bites® snack, we want you to save the pouch and send it to us to be recycled – we even take care of the shipping costs! For each pouch received, you will be awarded TerraCycle points that can be used towards a donation to the school or organization of your choice- it’s so easy! Check out this contest to learn more and for your chance to win 50,000 TerraCycle points!!