10+ Ways to Celebrate Fall With Your Kids (Besides Halloween and Thanksgiving)

by Meghan

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Learning Resources. As always, all opinions remain 100% my own. Be sure to check out our Oktoberfest for Kids post this month over on the Learning Resources blog for more ways to celebrate Fall with your kids!

I absolutely LOVE Fall. Especially living in New England – there is nothing else quite like it. Watching the leaves change color, seeing all the porches decked out with mums and pumpkins. And the weather is absolutely perfect. Before the long, cold winter sets in, I love to get the kids out and about as much as possible. There are so many more ways to celebrate Fall other than just Halloween and Thanksgiving… here are 10+ ways you definitely shouldn’t miss this season!

 10+ Ways to Celebrate Fall With Your Kids

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

The Equinox happens only two days each year – once in Fall and again in Spring – when there are exactly 12 hours of day, and 12 hours of night. This happens when the sun lines up with the Earth’s equator, and sunrise and sunset occur exactly 12 hours apart. In the Fall, this marks the start of shorter days, and longer nights.

Host an Oktoberfest for Kids

Oktoberfest, a German tradition, is traditionally associated with beer tents in Munich. But it originated as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago. And there is so much more to it than that. Your kids will love making Bavarian pretzels, gingerbread heart necklaces and more. See these 5 fun ways to celebrate Oktoberfest for Kids over on the Learning Resources blog.

Related Post: Oktoberfest for Kids – 5 Family-Friendly Traditions

Visit Farms and Enjoy the Fall Harvest

While many may argue the bounty of summer is their favorite, I’m partial to Fall’s harvest. And best of all, after the busy summer season, many farms open themselves up for exploring in the Fall. I’ve listed our favorite farm activities (and our favorite farms to try them at) below.

Go apple picking (Silverman’s Farm Easton, CT or Lyman Orchards Middlefield, CT)

Visit a pumpkin patch (Jones Family Farms Shelton, CT)

Go on a hay ride

Explore a corn maze (Jones Family Farms Shelton, CT or Treat Farm Orange, CT)

Go to a Pumpkin Festival (Pumpkins on the Pier Milford, CT or NH Pumpkin Festival Laconia, NH)

Enjoy the Leaves

The biggest prize of Fall is the vibrant color change the foliage undergoes. The best time to witness this awesome natural spectacle varies depending on where you live, but you can check out this state-by-state guide for peak foliage here. Keep in mind, weather can delay or speed this up.

Go leaf peeping

Take a hike (see our family favorites in Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park)

Learn why leaves change colors

Make leaf rubbings

Jump in a pile of leaves

For more leaf fun, check out these 50+ autumn leaf activities, crafts and ideas.

How do you celebrate the Fall season with your kids? Are there any great Fall festivals or activities where you live? We’d love to hear about them! Check out all our favorite Fall activities for kids here, or follow our Fall board on Pinterest.

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Fall is my favorite season to celebrate with kids.... and there are so many ways to celebrate Fall as a family besides just Halloween and Thanksgiving. Put these 10+ Fall season favorites on your family's to do list EVERY year


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