Although the leaves may not be changing quite yet, the recent weather here in Chicago has got us all ready for fall. And with the crisp air also comes some fun activities for kids, parents and sitters alike.
So whether you're a caregiver looking for some ways to keep the kiddos entertained or a parent looking for something fun to do on the weekend, check out these fall-themed activities!
These markets are filled with yummy vegetables, fruits and other treats for future-foodies of all ages. The Chicago Tribune has a list of all the markets in the Chicagoland area, so be sure to check out their websites, as many of them offer kid-specific activities and events.
Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches
What's better than enjoying fall favorites like apple cider or pumpkin pie? Heading to your local orchard and picking your own apples and choosing your favorite pumpkin of course! FamilyFun's website is filled with all your favorite fall recipes.
Once the leaves start to change, take a walk with the kids and gather all your favorite nature finds. From colorful leave collages to acorn necklaces, Mother Nature makes for great art projects. And with all the beautiful parks Chicago has to offer, this should be a breeze!
Corn Maze and Hay Rides
Need we say more? These are perfect activities to get you in the fall mood, plus they're a ton of fun! PumpkinPatchesandMore.org is a great resource to locate ones near you.
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