I love fall.
I love boots and pumpkin spice lattes and the crisp weather. I love the smell of fall that is all rustic and crisp and spicy at the same time. Yep, I’m a sucker for fall.
Which means that I get SO EXCITED about spending time with my little family. We go camping and go on hikes and play in the backyard. This year, we have trees that will drop leaves for the first time. (No evergreens!), which means a leaf-pile is a must on our fall bucket list. Also on that list? Drinking apple cider, going to the NC State Fair to eat a corndog, and attending a UNC football game.
Here are some other great ways to spend time with your toddler this fall:
Join a sport 1 of 8Contact your local rec or church league and join a toddler soccer team! Ballet and gymnastic classes have also started for the school year - it's a great way to burn energy and meet new friends!
Take family photos 2 of 8The colors and light are gorgeous this time of year - hire a photographer or get a friend to hold your camera for some annual family photos. Bonus? You might have a good one for the holiday card in just a few months!
Go on a leaf hike 3 of 8Go on a hike in the woods. Find critters and leaves to do leaf artwork with. Maybe make it a scavenger hunt?
The local fair 4 of 8Hit up your state or county fair for yummy (but bad for you!) food, animals, and little train rides. (tip: wear your kiddo if you still can - the crowds are a beast with a stroller in the mix!)
Pumpkin patch 5 of 8Ah, a time-honored favorite! Go to a pumpkin patch and pick out your own! Some places even have hay rides and games in addition to the patch.
Go apple picking 6 of 8Find a local orchard and pick some apples!
Go to the park and feed some ducks 7 of 8Bundle up and take a bit of leftover bread! With the leaves and vegetation changing, the ducks will certainly enjoy this little treat and outing.
Trick or Treat 8 of 8Nothing says fall quite like costumes and candy! Dress up and hit the dusty trail for some family fun. Maybe even dress up together as a family?
What’s on your fall to-do list?
Photo Credits: iStock and yours truly
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