Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Fall as a Family
When you hear the word fall, what do you think of? Crisp air? Falling leaves? Pumpkins? Apple cider? That is what most people think of. However, the majority of people forget two important words: family and celebrate. Here are some fantastic ways to celebrate fall as a family.
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Head to Starbucks
Yes, I am aware that kids cannot drink coffee. However, moms and dads can enjoy the flavors of fall at Starbucks and kids can enjoy coffee-free drinks. Try their seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte or Iced Toasted Graham Latte. Kids can savor a Pumpkin Spice Crème or Toasted Graham Crème, both made with steamed milk instead of coffee.
Make homemade fall potpourri
Making fall potpourri is something the whole family can enjoy and it will make the house smell amazing. To make this, you will need ½ an apple, sliced paper thin; ¼ cup of pink carnation petals; ¼ cup of red carnation petals; 3 tablespoon of crumbled cinnamon; 2 teaspoons of grated nutmeg; 1 tablespoon of julienne orange peel and 3 drops of cinnamon scented oil. First, you need to dry the apple slices by placing them on a baking sheet and baking in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Then, to make the potpourri, just combine the apple slices with the remaining ingredients.
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Make a scarecrow
Making a scarecrow for the yard is something everyone in the family can take part in. To do this, locate some old clothes that aren’t being used such as jeans, plaid or flannel shirt and hat. Stuff the clothing with old newspaper or hay.
Have a scavenger hunt
Have a scavenger hunt in the yard. Make a list of things for everyone to find. Give them each a bag or bucket where they can stash their collected items. See who can find all of the items on the list first. Your list can include things like green leaf, brown leaf, red leaf, acorn, flower petal, twig from a tree and pinecone.