Fun Fall Activities For Kids

October 25th, 2018

Fall is here! Pumpkin patches are popping up all over central Arkansas. The weather is just on the edge of enjoyable. Now is a great time for families to go out and make fun memories together.

Making seasonal memories, maybe even traditions, is a great thing for an adoptive family to do. Adoption is all about starting a new life and growing your family. Commemorate this significant change in your lives by celebrating the holidays intentionally. 

1. Pumpkins

The first thing that comes to mind when most of us think of fall is beautiful orange spheres called pumpkins. Pumpkin spice lattes sell like crazy, everyone finds a newfound craving for pumpkin pie, pumpkins are bought to decorate, and some to carve.

If your family decides to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon, try to bring biblical truths into the activity. There is a book called The Pumpkin Patch Parable that tells the tale of a farmer taking an ordinary pumpkin and turning it into a beautiful shining light for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

There is something very symbolic about removing the mushy insides of a pumpkin and creating a happy face, or maybe just some shapes, — depending on how much creative freedom you give your toddler.

After removing the insides, let your little one help make a yummy snack by roasting those pumpkin seeds they removed.  Toss in some butter, add a little sea salt and cinnamon, roast in the oven on 300 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.  We like to add other nut seeds and dried fruit.

2. The handprint turkey

We’ll bet at some point, one of your little ones will come home from school, or back from Sunday school with a handprint decorated to look like a turkey.

This craft has been around for generations because it is so much fun. Allowing your kids to get a little messy with paint. Creating a silly-looking turkey. Then displaying that turkey like you would any fall decoration.

This craft is also beneficial because it can easily be a chance for you to intentionally remind your kids that they are beautifully and wonderfully made. A commemorative handprint with such a message is possibly one to save for the scrapbooks.

3. Bake a pie

Thanksgiving IS around the corner. Have you ever tried your hand at baking a pie? Unless you have been blessed with the gift of flawless baking skills, the experience will be messy, imperfect, and unpredictable.

Sounds like a perfect recipe for fun. It is also a good lesson in working hard for something delicious. Our family’s must-have pies are pumpkin spice pie, pecan pie, and chocolate pie! What kind of pie do your children want to make?

Don’t forget to take pictures!