Creative Child

8 Fun Fall Traditions for Families

by Sarah Lyons



Many families enjoy sports and football is a favorite fall pastime. Attend a high school, college, or professional game as a family. Try tailgating before the game and have fun cheering on your team together. It is also just as fun to root for your team from the comfort of your own living room. Prepare some delicious snacks and watch the game together.

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Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs and trees. Use the opportunity to teach your kids about gardening. Let them help pick out items and plant them in your yard. If you plant a tree, start a tradition of taking a family photo in front of it each year. Over time it will be fun to compare the tree’s growth, as well as your family.


As the leaves begin to change, take a scenic drive. Stop and get ice cream along the way or take a pit stop at a local playground to break up the drive. You may also have a lot of leaves in your yard to clean up. Have the kids help rake them into a big pile and jump in. Don’t forget to snap some photos that are certain to be in the running for the family Christmas card.

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Comfort Food

Everyone enjoys comfort food. Get the kids involved in cooking so they can learn to make your family’s favorite foods.  It is also a good time to come up with some new recipes to enjoy in the years to come. While you are cooking, talk to them about the importance of family traditions.

Family traditions are easy to start and so worthwhile to continue. As your children grow, they may not remember everything you hope they will, but the traditions that you return to, year after year, will create lasting memories that they will treasure for years to come.

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

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