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7 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

21 September 2016

As the weather cools and the leaves fall, enjoy some time outdoors with your family.

Health Canada recommends that children participate in at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity and the fall months are a perfect time to explore what your local community has to offer.[1]

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Go apple picking

A trip to an orchard is a great way to spend the day with your family. You’ll find most orchards offer much more than just apple picking including corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin patches and petting zoos.

  • Play in the leaves

If you have a yard full of leaves that need to be raked, involve the kids. Rake the leaves into a huge pile and jump in before you bag them or leave them on the curb for pick up. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year so why not capture that beauty by collecting and preserving leaves? After picking some beautiful leaves, press them between two sheets of paper and place heavy books on top for at least 24 hours to ensure they are dry.

  • Go for a hike

Before the weather becomes too cold and the snow starts falling, hit a local trail and enjoy the view.

  • Go pumpkin picking

Pick your own pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch or buy a few from the store. You can start preparing for Halloween by making a jack-o-lantern with your newly picked pumpkin! You can also find decorating ideas for your home that go way beyond traditional Halloween pumpkin carving – add gourds, squash and dried corn to your home décor for a festive feel!

  • Visit a fall fair

Check out a local fall fair. From treats and old-fashioned kids’ games, to parades, agricultural displays and horse shows, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

  • Make Halloween costumes

Before you know it, Halloween will be here! Have you figured out what your costume will be? If not, it’s a great time to get started.

  • Fall treats

Use local and seasonal produce to make fall treats at home with the kids: old-fashioned fudge, gingerbread, pumpkin bread and pie, candy apples and hot apple cider! Yum!

Stay healthy!

And though the season is undeniably beautiful, it also marks the start of cough & cold season which means it may require a bit more effort to keep your family healthy and happy. Keep yourself warm when you go outside, get plenty of rest, and stock up on Coryzalia and Stodal. Plus, keep some Arnicare in your medicine cabinet to relieve muscle aches and pain from your outdoor activities.

Happy Fall Everyone!

These homeopathic medicines may not be right for everyone. Always read and follow the label.