The seasons are changing, and Fall is finally here. Take hold of the changing season and use it to your advantage. Now is a great time to incorporate new ideas and activities into your routine to help break up the day.
If schedule and routine are crucial to your day and your loved one doesn’t do well with change, we recommend building activities that fit well within your current schedule. You can adjust slightly to ensure it works for you and your family.
This will help give you all a renewed sense of energy and motivation, as caregiving can be a difficult and stressful time.
These activities are fun for all and something you can genuinely enjoy together.
Fall is a great time to get festive and decorate for the Holidays ahead. With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, you and your loved one can buy or make fall decorations.
- Paint Pumpkins
- Make a Scarecrow
- Create a Centerpiece with mini pumpkins, squash, and candles
- Decorate with spiders, webs, ghosts, and more for Halloween
The possibilities are endless. We recommend choosing an activity that will be fun for both of you and not cause more stress than enjoyment.
Attend a Local Fall Festival
The change of the seasons brings the Fall Festival. Most communities offer Fall Festivals with plenty of fall-themed activities to entertain all ages. From delicious food and hayrides to wine-tasting and baking contests, there’s something for everyone.
Do a quick Google search or check with your local Chamber of Commerce for events in your surrounding area.
Make Trick or Treat Bags
A fun, simple activity to do together can be putting together treat bags for the little ones in your family or neighborhood. You can shop for items, sort, and put in bags for children. They will love it, and it will surely put a smile on both of your faces!
Go Apple Picking or to a Pumpkin Patch
Visit your local apple orchard or pumpkin patch. You can make it a fun afternoon visit or a day trip and drive to an apple orchard in another community you’ve wanted to visit.
Most apple orchards and pumpkin patches will have events happening during the busy fall season. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, eat caramel apples, and drink warm apple cider!
Enjoy the Fall Colors
Soak up the beauty of nature with the changing colors of the fall season. It’s a perfect time to go on a walk through the neighborhood, sit in the backyard, or drive to see the beautiful fall colors. Ask a friend where their favorite spot is for a scenic ride. There might be a new path you’ve never visited before!
Make a Fall Themed Meal
Gather in the Kitchen and make a day out of cooking together. Enjoying a warm, home-cooked meal that you made together is a great way to connect and make memories that will last. You can look up recipes, decorate the table in Fall decor, and make delectable Fall dishes! Try out the menu below!
- Appetizer: Spinach and Apple Salad with Goat Cheese OR Cranberry Brie Bites
- Main Course: Pork Chops with a Mushroom Cream Sauce OR Butternut Squash Soup + Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Dessert: Apple Pie, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, or Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie
- Beverage: Hot Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Host a Movie Night
Snuggle up on the couch and cozy in for a movie night with all the classics! Make some popcorn, grab your favorite blanket, and choose a couple of your favorite movies to watch.
- Hocus Pocus
- Remember the Titans
- The Witches of Eastwick
- Practical Magic
- When Harry Met Sally
Join a Book Club
Any time of year is a great time to join a book club, but the fall especially gets us thinking about catching up on our reading! If you’re able to travel outside the home, a book club is a great way to connect with your peers, get much-needed social interaction, and continue learning through literature. Keeping your brain active is so important, especially as we age.
We hope these Fall Activities give you some fun ideas and new things to try with your loved one!
Remember, it’s about the experience together and enjoying the things you do, so try not to pack too much in; instead, keep it fun and manageable, and just enjoy!
Don’t forget to take photos along the way to capture the memories you are creating. You can use these photos to make a scrapbook on another chilly day spent indoors to reminisce about the fun fall activities you did together!