5 Fall Traditions To Start With Your Kids

Fall is by far my favorite season. The lower temps are perfect for getting outside and making memories with your family. Here are a few fall activities that I have tried or am planning to try this year:

1. Pumpkin patch

The top of the list is a pumpkin patch. Our family went to #BigSpringsFarm just this past weekend near Atlanta. They had a hay ride, bouncy houses, farm animals, face painting, corn maze and a snack shack. Leo and his friend Beckham had the time of their lives in the bounce houses, and Leo really enjoyed the snack shack (ha!). They offer a variety of pumpkins which make a great background for pictures (let's face it, that's what we want to know).

2. Apple Orchard

I've never gone apple picking, but I think this would be a great tradition (and make for beautiful pictures). We have a couple to choose from, but they are all about an hour drive from Atlanta. Most places have enough activities to make a day of it. B.J. Reece Apple Orchards has a petting zoo, zip line, cow train, apple shooting, and a bakery. I think Leo will have a blast ... and Blake will have a blast watching.

3. Picnic and Fly a Kite

I don't know why, but this sounds like so much fun. Maybe because Leo loves to point out kites in his books or movies. I can just imagine him running around holding a kite string and happy screaming when it gets in the air.

4. Make a Fall dessert (pumpkin bread)

This is definitely something Leo can get behind. We gave him pumpkin bread last year, and you would have thought it was the best thing that ever happened to him. He's old enough now to participate in making some. I'll have to get over my baking phobia and try to make it.

5. Carve Pumpkins

Daniel wants to carve a dinosaur in a pumpkin. He thinks Leo will LOVE it. I don't disagree. I'm trying to figure out what I will carve for Blake. Stay tuned!

Do you have any fall traditions you do? I would love to hear about them!