5 Fall Family Activities to do at Home
Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 11:17 am
1. The Mayflower:
Relive the Mayflower journey in your own living room. One person
represents the New World and stands on a chair at one end of the room. Next, choose
someone to be the Mayflower and have them stand blindfolded at another end of the room(no
talking or peeking). Other members act as “rocks” and sit, stand, or lie on the floor between
the Mayflower and New World. The New World guides the ship by shouting out directions,
guiding the Mayflower across a rocky sea.
2. Thanksgiving TV Bingo:
Create Thanksgiving Day Parade Bingo sheets that include items
viewers have to spot while watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade. While watching, players
shout out what they see and place pennies on corresponding bingo spaces. To make it
more fun, make each bingo board different from one another, and include hard to spot items to
Turn out all the lights and pretend there’s a blackout. Sit around candle light and
tell ghost stories, and get the flashlights out for a game of flashlight tag!
4. Ginger Bread Houses:
Instead of buying kits for your houses at the store this year, scour the
pantry and refrigerator for a few food items you haven’t got around to using. Encourage the
kids to get creative and have a gingerbread dream-house competition. One year we ran out
of graham crackers and made a roof out of salami instead!
5. Culture Night:
Focus dinner around a specific culture and/or region and have the kids
participate by picking out recipes, dressing in culture-specific attire, and playing a game of after
dinner bingo tailored to things you’d find in that culture. If you’re kids are too old for bingo, find
a film that represents that region. Not only fun but educational!