September Family Fun

father teaching his son how to ride a bike
father teaching his son how to ride a bike

Hey friends! Each month we’ll be sharing some family fun ideas at the beginning of the month!

Here are some of our ideas you can try this month!

September Family Fun

Apple crisp, falling leaves, dewy grass… who else’s favourite season is fall?๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Make Life-size Scarecrows
This is a fun little craft to do with the kiddos! Get creative (and a little messy) and create your own scarecrows! Follow this link for the tutorial:

Go apple picking
This is such a great, wholesome activity to do with the kids! Some farms have extra fall activities like hay rides, corn mazes or funny farms! Leave your favourite U-Pick farm in the comments below. Here are some of our favourite farms in the Hamilton area:
Luna Farms
Carluke Orchards
Puddicombes Farm
The Apple Orchard

Go for a bike ride
Sometimes… it’s just too hot to do an activity outside in the summer. Taking a bike ride in the fall is the perfect solution! The weather is dipping juuuust a little bit so that your hour-long bike ride around your neighbourhood doesn’t feel so bad!

Decorate for Fall
Ways to involve the kids:
– slice and bake apples, oranges or lemons to use as garland
– pick pinecones and bake them to dry and clean them
-hand-print leaves: dip hands in fall leaf colours and decorate with leaf veins etc, and then cut out!

Write a letter
September 1 is National Write A Letter Day!

Who could your child write a letter to?
– Their best friend
-Their old Teacher (Wish them a happy, healthy school year and thank them for their hard-work last year
– Their new teacher: Introduce yourself and let them know what you’re excited for this year.
– Their grandparents (Sept 9 is Grandparents Day!)
– Their future self
-Their old Teacher (Wish them a happy, healthy school year and thank them for their hard work last year

Visit a Fall fair
Some of my favourite summer holiday memories actually were related to the Fall Fairs! My older sister, mum and I would enter baking and crafts into the local Fall Fairs every year, and we would have to prepare for them in the Summer time!

There are so many activities at every fair- from smash-up derbies to livestock shows and amusement rides… there’s sure to be something for everyone in the Fam.

Our Favourite Fall Fairs near Hamilton are:
West Niagara Sept 9-11
Binbrook Fall Fair Sept 16-18
Ancaster Fall Fair Sept 22-2
Caledonia Fall Fair Sept 29-Oct 2
Simcoe Fall Fair October 4-10
Rockton Fall Fair Thanksgiving Weekend
*Please note that some fairs are asking for pre-registration for Admission.

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