Temperatures are cooling down and leaves are falling, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to take advantage of the autumn weather with the whole family! The cozy weather and beautiful foliage are only here for a short time. Use these tips and enjoy these fall activities to embrace all the fun and adventure this season has to offer.
With the start of a new school year, it’s especially important to take advantage of weekends. Optimize your weekends with fun day or overnight trips by camping or hiking. Whether you’re enjoying gorgeous views, building fires for s’mores or learning about nature— there are so many ways to make hiking and camping both fun as well as educational. Keep a journal or sketchbook to document your experience and allow yourself to get creative. Zebra’s new STEEL X-701 Retractable Ballpoint Pen is the perfect writing utensil to take with you on your getaway. Its patent-pending pressurized barrel allows you to write in even the harshest weather conditions, making it the perfect outdoor pen!
Pumpkin and Apple Picking
Pumpkin and apple picking are both classic autumn activity that are perfect for kids and adults alike. Allow kids to select their own pumpkins and help them carve funny faces or their favorite characters. Enjoy a hayride and take in the sights, sounds and smells of fall at a local farm.
One of the best parts of the season is enjoying warm comfort food with the ones you love. Follow a handwritten family recipe or try something new using ingredients you picked yourself. Get the whole family involved with the process from start to finish.
Autumn’s beauty awakens the senses. Channel your inner artist with the whole family and create fall portraits. Doodle or sketch your favorite fall scene and share it with your family as part of your autumn decor. Use the Zebra Zensations line of calligraphy pens, brush pens and colored pencils to doodle, hand letter, and more.
Bare branches and fallen leaves are an autumn staple. Savor their beauty by collecting and pressing your favorite leaves for a journal or scrapbook. Take a walk and search or look through your own yard to find your favorites then press them between pages of a book to preserve their color and shape as much as possible. After a few hours or days, they can be glued onto pages of a journal or scrapbook to keep for as long as you’d like! You could also use leaves to create a leaf rubbing craft by placing the leaf under a sheet of paper and using a colored pencil to color lightly over the bends and stems of the leaf. Don’t let the beautiful weather and scenery slip by this fall and get outside to enjoy the season with the whole family.