I have a secret to tell you guys.
In the fall, there are so many opportunities for family fun! It seems my family is prepared to have fun, no matter what we have on our agenda for the day... and I totally manipulate that by turning chores into family fun!
If you have a long list of things to do, and an equal longing for family time you are going to love these ideas for Making Fall Chores Seem Like Family Fun Time!
Plant Bulbs for Spring!
Family gardening is fun because it is dirty! My kids love the opportunity to get their hands dirty, so they get really excited anytime there is a chance to get in the garden! Plant bulbs such Irises, daffodils and tulips now for a great display of easy maintenance color in the spring!
Give everyone a chance to rake the leaves, and of course a chance to jump in the pile too! The kids will have a lot of fun with the jumping! To avoid groans over the raking, make it a contest, who can make the biggest leaf pile in 5 minutes time?
Feed the Birds
If you don't have a bird feeder, now is a great time to craft up an easy one with the kids. I love this pine cone bird feeder craft. It is so simple almost anyone could make one. After you have fed the birds, enjoy some quiet bird watching time together as a family!
Clean and Put Away Outdoor Furniture
On a warm and sunny fall day, gather sponges, scrub brushes, soap, and water and let the kids help you scrub outdoor chairs and toys before you store them for winter. This is great because, in the spring, your outdoor items will be clean before you bring them back out and your kids will love getting one last chance to get a little wet before winter comes.
Do you have a favorite activity to do with the family in the fall that doubles as a chore? I would love to hear about it!
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