Family Traditions to Start This Fall

The air is cooling down, the leaves are changing colors, and the holidays are right around the corner. You know what that means – it’s officially Fall! Whether your family already has traditions or not, here are some more that you can add to your list to get into the spirit.

September

The official first day of Fall is today, September 22. Because it’s not quite cold yet, but it’s not too hot either, this is the perfect time to say goodbye to summer with some outdoor activities. You can go apple picking at a nearby U-pick farm, go camping and roast marshmallows on a fire, take your family to a fall festival, tailgate at a football game and go hiking.

For the rainy days, or times you would just prefer to be indoors, you can bake an apple pie, decorate your home for fall, or create leaf rubbings with your children.

October

Halloween season is finally here! It’s time to break out all of the spooky decorations, pumpkin-scented candles and costume box. Some fun traditions for your family to adopt this October include: going to a pumpkin patch, making caramel apples, visiting your local corn maze, jumping into a pile of leaves and going for a hayride.

Don’t forget to carve your pumpkins! Here are some awesome ideas for your spooky jack-o-lantern.

This year, you can enjoy your Halloween night instead of worrying about your trick-or-treaters. How, you ask? With Scout GPS Tracker. Attach the Scout to your child’s belt loop or put it in their pocket, and you can track their exact location at any time from the Find My Scout app on your smartphone. You can get alerts on your smartphone or Apple Watch whenever they leave the designated zone that you set up. The zone could be set to your neighborhood, your block, or anything you want. To get yours today, go to findmyscout.com.

November

Ahh, November… the most delicious month of the year. You get to snack on your kids’ Halloween candy, pumpkin spice everything, and of course – traditional Thanksgiving dishes. This is definitely the season to put on a few pounds, and it’s totally ok because no one will be in a bikini anytime soon.

However, it is important to remember to keep your family somewhat active during this season. Try taking your family on a hike at a nearby state park, or play a classic game of Thanksgiving football.

Some other traditions to try out this November are volunteering at your local food bank, creating a new Thanksgiving dish with your kids, having a neighborhood bonfire, foster a shelter pet in need of a home for the holidays, and taking your family Christmas card photo (we recommend doing this on Thanksgiving when everyone is dressed up).