Indoor Fall Activities
Explore indoor fall activities to stay warm and active
With the impending cooler, fall weather and lack of public indoor places open, it can be hard to think of indoor activities to do with the family or on your own.
Carve or decorate pumpkins
Whether you choose to visit a pumpkin patch this year or not, you can still have a lot of fun with pumpkins. There are many different ways to decorate, carve or arrange them in festive centerpieces or outside on the porch.
Roast pumpkin seeds
You can reuse the seeds from carving and create something delicious with the seeds. From a sweet honey-roasted seed to a savory, salty treat everyone loves snacking on pumpkin seeds.
Experiment with new recipes
This is a comfort food time of year and many squash make great soup or bisque. Go to the store and find a squash you’ve never had before and try a new recipe. You can even have each family member try their own recipe and have a contest of which one is best.
Collect and paint acorns
This can be a fun project for kids. Collect acorns from around your neighborhood and paint them. They are a fun addition to your centerpiece or a decorative vase with fall flowers. You need to bake them first and use acrylic paint for best results!
Make homemade treats
Fall is a great time of year to make your own caramel apples, pie or a variety of flavored popcorn. Not only will it be an activity everyone in the family will enjoy participating in, but they’ll love the results too.
Create a pinecone bird feeder
There are many sizes of pine cones already fallen from the trees. You can bring them inside and clean them. Then, use peanut butter to spread around and in the cracks of the pine cone. Finally, sprinkle or dip the covered pine cone in bird seed. This is a great way to connect with nature and help the birds stay fed throughout the colder months.
Use the leaves to make a craft
There are endless crafts you can do as a family with leaves. You can create dried leaf place cards for meals, make a fall-inspired wreath or use the leaves as stamps for other projects.
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