It’s Fall, Ya’ll! The season of pumpkins, spice, everything nice, and great outdoor weather!
It’s important for children-especially toddlers and preschoolers-to have playtime and exercise, so what better time of year to do that then the fall? The season is especially perfect for outdoor activities in and around Raleigh, NC, as the weather is perfect!
Outdoor Fall Activities for Raleigh Preschoolers
- Visit a Local Harvest Event: There are a variety of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay ride events, and apple picking events in the area. Opportunities are all around-just do a little searching, and you’ll be sure to find an event going on somewhere around your neighborhood that your kids will love!
- Play Outside: Outdoor fall sports like football are a great way to enjoy the weather. Another activity is to visit a playground at a local park or school. Once the leaves begin to really fall, what better way to enjoy time right in the back yard than making a leaf pile and then jumping in it?
- Experience Nature: This weather is perfect to just be outdoors and experiencing fresh air. Take a walk, go for a hike, or go on a bike ride. Camping out can be great fun for the kids, whether it is at a park or just in your own backyard! Children also love to collect leaves-bring their favorites home and use them for craft projects. Check out the local area parks and see if they have a nature program to participate in, or if you’re into some real adventure, check out geocaching!
- Trick-or-Treating: This only happens one night out of the year, but participating in trick-or-treating is a great way for your toddler or pre-k kids to get outside, make new friends, and have fun dressing up as anything they have ever wanted to be!