The Fall is a wonderful time to start building some strong family connections with your babies. Many of us have fond memories of the Autumn; the crispness in the air, the changing of leaves, and the exciting anticipation for the holidays. So why not instill some of those deep links with your little one, by starting family traditions that will last for many years to come. Here’s a list of some wonderful ideas you can use, to create perfect Fall tradition.
Fall is the perfect time to be outside, and explore the beauty of nature. A great way to keep kids engaged is to try collecting twigs, leaves, rocks, and anything else they find, to create a fun Fall arts and craft project. Make centerpieces for Thanksgiving, an autumn collage, or try to collect every different color leaf you can find on the ground, for a pretty leaf rainbow.
Cookies for All
Who doesn’t love a cookie? Fall is the perfect time to make deliciously festive cookies, with different themes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even just the season itself. Encouraging kids to make their own designs will boost their creativity and imagination, and give them a sense of pride around the holidays, and the best part, eating!
Explore the Harvest
Fall is the time for the harvest, so get your kids out to an apple orchard, pumpkin patch or any kind of Autumn festival going on in your town. The colors, smells, and flavors of the fall will surely sink into their impressionable personalities.
Get Spooky with the Decorations
Halloween is of course one of the most cherished holidays for a young child. The wonder and mystery, fun and creepiness of it all always seems to spark something in our children. It’s also a great time to get them involved with the festivities, by decorating the house with you. You can have them pick out spooky decorations, or better yet – make them at home yourselves! Making decorations with ordinary household items, pipe cleaners, paint, etc. can be an amazingly inventive way to keep the kids involved.
Whatever you decide to do, be sure to establish a tradition by keeping it up every year. Your kids will soon be looking forward to the Fall, even starting early!