The first day of fall is September 22, which is just a few weeks away. This day marks the official transition from summer to autumn. It’s easy to let this day slip by without giving it a second thought, but we like to take advantage of every opportunity to have a little fun. The first day of fall doesn’t need to be an extravagant celebration (unless you want it to be!), but there are a few simple things you can do with your family to make the day a little more special.

Have Soup for Dinner
Nothing says fall like your favorite pot of soup! We know it’s still pretty warm in Texas in September, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one night of soup to welcome fall. Try one of these four simple soup recipes that kids can make!

Make a Pie
After dinner, make a pie together! Pumpkin or apple would be the most traditional, but pick any kind of pie you like, or try a new recipe together.

Get Crafty
Pick a fall craft to do as a family, or for your kids to do on their own. Let them display their masterpieces on the fridge or in their bedrooms as a daily reminder that fall is here.

Look for Signs of Fall
Take a family walk in the evening, and look for any early signs of fall. Are any leaves changing colors yet? As you take walks later in the year, everyone will be more aware of the changing world around them.

Have an Apple Tasting
If you’re like us, you probably buy the same kinds of apple at the grocery store. There are so many varieties that we haven’t tried. Visit a few grocery stores, get one apple of each kind you see, and host an apple tasting before or after dinner! Slice up the apples, label a paper towel or plate so you remember which is which, and see which kind you all like the best. You might be surprised! 

Whether you choose to welcome fall with one of the ways listed above, or just by eating together as a family, the important thing is to be together. Happy fall!