This time of year is one of Happy the Squirrel’s favorite times of year! Since he’s busy stocking up his acorns for winter, we’ve got a few fun ways to celebrate fall with your family at home, out and about, or in our park! Choose your favorite or do all 5 and keep the fall fun going.
Festive & Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall as a Family
1. Make something sweet with apples
These seasonal favorites are at the peak of harvest, making them sweet and inexpensive. They’re great for dipping, tossing in a salad, snacking on with cheese, or baking into your favorite desserts. Some of our favorite includes apple muffins, and home-made apple sauce.
2. Embrace all types of gourds
Pumpkins are another season favorite, but there are lots of other fun fall decorations that are from the gourd family. In hues of green, orange, yellow, and white, you can turn any area in your home into a festive fall oasis.
3. Turn your backyard into a weekend farm
Hosting a fun harvest themed party is just what this time of year calls for. Invite the kiddos over for apple bobbing, pumpkin decorating, pin the face on the pumpkin, and harvest hoedown (musical chairs).
4. Have a Fall-themed scavenger hunt
Print items to hunt for before heading out into your neighborhood or local park. Seasonal items include acorns, colorful leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, rakes, squirrels, pinecones, apples, and more!
5. Turn ordinary household items into crafts for the kids
You don’t have to spend a fortune on holiday inspired crafts. You just have to gather up a few household items and get creative. We love these 10 craft ideas using commonly found items in your home.
Of course, we’d love to see you out enjoying the cool, crisp weather and blustery days with us! Take advantage of our After School Special from 3-5pm for ½ off unlimited ride weekday wristbands, soar high on our Flying Dragon ride, and snap a fun festive photo at our various photo ops.