It's fall, the leaves have changed colors and are starting to drop from the trees. If living in Israel taught me anything, it's to go OUTSIDE every once in a while. So, the first few tips really revolve around that concept...
|Head outdoors for this! Source: Parmenter's Cider Mill|
- Go to the park with your kids - it costs you nothing and, if your kids are old enough, you can enjoy watching them run around and burn off energy (it's better than doing that inside your house, right)?
- Go for a hike - again, it's usually free. Michigan has an abundance of hiking trails, so head outdoors with your kids and your dog(s) to enjoy the fall colors. Bring some hot cider or hot chocolate from home for the full Fall experience.
- Cider Mill, anyone? - A lot of the cider mills in Michigan have mazes or pumpkin patches for kids and they're usually free. Pick up some cider and enjoy the fresh air.
- Apple picking - this may cost some cash but the experience you have as a family will be remembered by your older kids for a long time!
Don't feel like being outside? No problem...
- Head to the library! Your kids can enjoy story time (even on the weekends!) and you can enjoy them being quiet for a short time.
- If you're menu planning (or if you have a shopping list), make grocery shopping a game. If you have older, responsible kids, give them a list and a cart - see who can get to the check out line the fastest! Have smaller kids? Bring the other parent (or another adult) to the store, split up into teams (each with different lists) and then shop til you drop! Who ever makes it to the designated spot first, wins a prize!
- Stay indoors and plan a movie marathon! 'Nuff said.
|Remember this show??|
|Another successful Shabbat in America.|