8 Ways to Fall into Fun

Last updated: October 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PT

Originally published: October 8, 2020, at 2:06 p.m. PT

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As the season changes, we've put together some fun, fall-inspired activities the whole family can enjoy! 

1. Paint Pumpkins

Nothing is more iconic for fall than the beautiful glow of a ripe pumpkin! Pull out your paint, glitter, stickers, or even a pumpkin decorating kit. Skip the mess of carving and let every member of your family creatively design their own pumpkin!

2. Bake Fall Treats

Imagine the smells of fall and transform them into delicious treats the whole family can get involved in. Apple Pie in a Cup, Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes, and Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats are a few of our favorite morsels!

3. Decorate for the Season 

Build a scarecrow with hay or old newspaper for the stuffing! For the outfit, dig up some old clothes and accessories laying around your house. You can also visit a local thrift store to dress your scarecrow.  Or create a simple leaf wreath! Go on a nature walk and gather some beautifully colored leaves. Simply cut the center of a paper plate into a wreath shape, adhere the leaves with glue, and adorn with a ribbon to hang! 

4. Make a Giant Leaf Pile

Grab your rakes and get to work! Is there anything more fun than jumping into a freshly swept pile of fall leaves?! Don’t forget to take a video to relive the fun.

5. Read Seasonal Books as a Family

Here’s a list (with links!) of some of our favorite fall-themed books they whole family will enjoy:

6.Get Outdoors! 

Go to the beach! Yes, the beach!  Although you may need to bundle up, the smell of sea water and the breeze will surely refresh you.  If that’s not your thing, hit the trails for a family friendly hike or go out for a bike ride among the fallen leaves.

7. Watch a Football Game

COVID-19 may have spoiled a lot of things, but we still have our Seahawks!  Prepare some healthy snacks, wear your team’s gear, and get your cheer on! Go Hawks! 

8. Walk or Run in a Virtual Race

Organized races are on pause right now but there’s plenty of virtual races you can participate in. Pick a race that sounds fun or supports a cause that is meaningful to you, lace up your shoes, and get moving as a family.