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Awesome Ways to Have Fun With Your Teen This Fall

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It’s time to welcome Fall! The weather is cooling down, the pumpkins are appearing on the doorsteps, and the leaves are changing colors.

It’s the perfect time to plan a few activities with your teens and tweens to make the Fall even more memorable. I’ve got a list of ideas to inspire you, so grab your calendar and plan some fun!

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15 Activities for Teens this Fall

Make Caramel Apples

Begin with some apple picking or simply pick a few apples from your local grocery store or farmer’s market. You’ll also need soft caramels (grab the Kraft brand), popsicle sticks, and a variety of toppings to cover your apple.Topping Ideas: crushed nuts, crushed oreos, sprinkles, M&M candies, mini chocolate chips, mini peanut butter chips, crushed heath bar (or any candy bar), crushed pretzels, fruity pebbles cereal (or any breakfast cereal). The sky is the limit here!

Jump in a Pile of Leaves

Yup. Teens still love this too. Best of all, they are old enough to do the raking by themselves and then jump in the piles.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

No one is too old for a good corn maze. It’s even better if you can find one that is open when it is dark. You might even find a few Haunted ones in October so if that is your jam, go for it.

Relax in a Hammock

Pack up a few hammocks (these are our favorites for the price) and head to the woods or the lake. Hang your hammocks and relax for a little while. Bring a book, a wireless speaker, or a pillow.

Ride the Coasters

Go grab your last adrenaline rush before the amusement parks shut down for the season. The weather is typically more enjoyable in the fall and it can often be less crowded.

Go for a Bike Ride

Take a family bike ride, a ride with friends, or just with you and your teen. You can head to a local trail or simply ride around your own neighborhood. We like to ride to the local coffee shop, enjoy a treat, and then ride home.

Make S’mores Over the Fire

Build a fire in the firepit and gather some roasting sticks. Invite friends or neighbors and make s’mores while relaxing around the warm glow of an outdoor fire.

Check out Downtown

Wander the streets and shops of your local main street or downtown area. Add to the fun with a warm drink from a local coffee shop. Search online for a walking tour or any festivals coming to the area.

Go for a Hike

The beautiful fall foliage coupled with the fall temperatures make this a perfect season for hiking. Find a local trail in a state park or travel a bit further to check out an area that is new to you. We like to head to the mountains when we can for some incredible views at the top.

Get Your Glow On

It’s getting dark earlier so it is the perfect time of year for some fun with glow sticks. Pull out a party pack of glowsticks and make glasses, round balls, and more. Take a walk outside, hop on the trampoline in the dark, or just relax on the porch and enjoy the glow. (If it’s cold or rainy, glow sticks can be just as much fun in a dark house.)

Run a Race

There are so many options for local racing, even a basic 5K race often has a fun theme or twist on the event. Simple search for “5K races [your city name]” and see what you can find. We enjoyed the Color Run as a family and it was definitely memorable.

Find a Local Moonlight Activity

Check your local museums and gardens for moonlight activities. There are often astronomy activities and special outdoor events during the fall (and winter!). Explore a few options and see what appeals to your teens.

Make Seasonal Art

Pinterest is your friend when you are looking for seasonal art ideas. Our personal favorite is this Fall Mixed Media art course from Masterpiece Society. We have completed 4-5 projects every year for the last few years and they are treasures.

Make Candles

There are so many reasons to make candles any time of year, but the time change makes this a perfect time to enjoy the candle light.

We have made beeswax candles with a kit, which was super easy yet also fun. Teens can create unique designs and patterns once they begin rolling.

Another option is a starter soy candle kit so you can pour your own soy scented candles. I enjoyed our soy candle kit so much that I have continued to purchase supplies and make soy candles.

Host a Murder Mystery Party

Honestly, there isn’t a bad season for this activity but it works really well in Fall because of Halloween. You can purchase murder mystery party packs created specifically for teens online. Invite a fun group of friends and enjoy a night of laughter and mystery.

Go Camping

This is the perfect time of year for a camping weekend. The weather is cool enough to hike and sleep comfortably, but it isn’t too cold to spend all weekend in the great outdoors.

What are your favorite fall activities?

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