Dear Diary, Just because the summer season is behind us doesn’t mean we can’t go outside to play. We just need to bundle up a bit. This weekend, the air was cool, but the sun shined, making it the perfect temperature to enjoy an outdoor outing. We headed to a fall festival and took in the fun and flavors of the season. If it was up to me, pumpkins would be served all year round–in my coffee, on my pancakes and even on the side at dinner! Days like that make it not so hard to leave swimming and sailing in the past! Here are our top autumn activities for kids. Pick a Pumpkin Visit a local pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin with your little one…or perhaps pick a few. One to eat–we love baking pumpkin seeds and packing the seeds for a snack at school. One to paint–we rarely carve our pumpkins, so painting is a quick, artsy activity. Be sure to wear shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy. And if you have boots, that’s even better, since you’ll trek over vines and through muddy puddles. Eat an Apple We couldn’t resist eating the apples we picked at the orchard. We went to Soergel’s in Wexford, which grows dwarf trees. The trees are the perfect height for little ones to reach up and pluck their harvest. Savor the Season We’re savoring the season and eating pumpkin pie and drinking pumpkin spiced beverages. View the Fall Foliage On the way home from school or work, take a detour to check out the fall foliage. As the season changes, so does the color of the leaves on trees, creating lush landscapes and scenic road trips. No matter where you drive, check out the crisp crimsons, bright oranges and neon yellows. Hey DFTM Fam–How are you celebrating the season? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.