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Fun Activities for the First Day of Fall

Written by Country Home Learning Center on September 23, 2019

Today is the first day of fall! We may not be experiencing the crunchy, falling leaves in Texas yet, but there are still fun ways you can celebrate the first day of the season with your family. 

Bake a fall dessert.

This is the perfect excuse to make your favorite fall dessert or baked good. The options are endless; you could whip up an apple pie, pumpkin roll, or pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! If you’re feeling adventurous, look on Pinterest for a new recipe to try. Who knows, maybe it’ll become a family favorite!

Here are some fall recipes we found:

Pumpkin Spice Blondie Bites

Caramel Apple Crisp

Frosted Pumpkin Brownies

If your kids are old enough, let them help in the kitchen. They can measure ingredients, stir batter, or be taste testers! Once your fall treat is finished, gather as a family and enjoy!

Take a walk.

Go on a walk and see if you can spot any signs of fall. Are any leaves changing color yet? As you take more walks throughout the season, see how the scenery around you slowly changes. Share what you’re most looking forward to this fall and some of your favorite fall memories.

Paint pumpkins.

It’s still a little early to start carving pumpkins; after all, Halloween is still over a month away! But that shouldn’t stop you from having a little pumpkin fun. Pick up a few mini pumpkins from your local grocery store or produce stand, and let everyone paint their own pumpkin. Then place them around your house as seasonal decor! 

Take a camping trip.

What better way to ring in a new season than with a family camping trip? Pack up the car and sleeping bags, and find somewhere close to camp for the weekend. There’s nothing like a bonfire and s’mores to bring on the fall vibes. 

If you’re not sure where to camp, here are a few nearby camping spots you can check out:

Blanco State Park

Government Canyon State Natural Area

Guadalupe River State Park

Kerrville-Schreiner Park

Palmetto State Park

So what will your family do to celebrate the first day of fall? We’d love to see! Share your fall activities with us on social media!