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Fall Activities for the Family

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September is in full swing and soon enough, the weather will be starting to cool off.

The year of 2020 is almost coming to an end. We are four months away from entering the year 2021. While the year 2020 has been an odd year for all of us due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can still try to find some positivity for the rest of the year. 

Fall can be a busy time of the year. From back to school, to preparing for the holidays, the end of the year can be a stressful time. With the toll of the global pandemic and just life in general, it is important to find ways to relax and limit anxiety. Fall is the perfect season for saving money, while also having fun with your family. The following activities are perfect for the family, while also keeping a social distance. 

1. Have a craft day

Fall is one of the prime seasons for decor. People are decorating their porches with pumpkins, hay bales, and general fall sign decor. People hang their wreaths full with colorful leaves and even place their plaid throw pillows out on the living room couch. Many places may be out of stock of the general decorations. 

One way the family can bond is by attempting to make your own decor. You can go to the local Dollar General or Walmart and pick out designs that you want to make. Pinterest has tons of ideas. A popular design is the craft of a wooden sign door wreath. People decorate them with fancy bows and you can personalize the saying to make it your own. 

Designate the craft day for the whole family. The kids can work on kid appropriate crafts while the adults can do more challenging crafts. Sure, they may not look the prettiest as what a general fall decoration may look like, however you will be able to cherish the memories placed behind in making that item. As your kids grow older, you will have that piece of decor that they made years ago. 


2. Go to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard

One activity to do with the family is to plan trip to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Many times, the farm may have an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, or even a corn maze and sunflower field. Traveling to a pumpkin farm is the perfect opportunity for your family to get in the mood for fall. It is also a great family photo opportunity. If you do plan on going to a farm, make sure to wear your favorite fall outfit if you do want some cute photos. 

pumpkin patch

3. Go on a walk or bike ride

Going on a bike ride or a walk is not only the perfect family outing or romantic date, but it also allows you to get out and enjoy some exercise. Especially being in quarantine for months, it is important to go outside and get some fresh air. 

4. Play some football

Another great way of getting some fresh autumn air, is by playing some good old fashioned American football. Since COVID-19 the experience of watching football is not the same. Instead of being on the couch watching the game, get outside and play against Dad. 

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5. Have a bonfire

Invite your friends and family over for the night to have a fire. Roast some marshmallows and hot dogs. Having a bonfire is a great opportunity to catch up with your loved ones and tell stories and just talk. 

6. Watch the sunset

No matter what location or season, watching a sunset is a great activity. Thus, find a nice spot, pack some blankets, food and drinks and enjoy the view. Watching the sunset around fall time is a unique experience because you can watch the sun set behind the colorful leaves of the trees. 

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7. Participate in a scavenger hunt

A really fun and cheap activity to do as a family is to do a scavenger hunt. You can create your own scavenger hunt or find one available

Tyro is offering a free scavenger hunt for families to enjoy this fall. This scavenger hunt is for those who are up for a challenge. Many of the activities require the family to get out and have some fun. You can even take a picture and tag Tyro365 and use #TyroAdventures so we can see all the fun you’re having. The fall fun releases this October 4th. 

What is your favorite fall activity? Whether you decide to participate in a scavenger hunt, have a craft day, or decide to sit by a cozy fire, take the time to focus on what you’re thankful for and the quality time spent with your family.