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Fall Favorites – Indoor Activities for the Entire Family

Fall is quickly approaching, and we are beginning to spend more and more time indoors. The warm summer nights might be coming to an end in some parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Spending time with family is so important, but there is so much more to do than spend time in front of the TV. Getting together as family and having fun with exciting games and activities will keep the family close together, even through the chilly autumn weather. We’ve compiled 5 amazing indoor activities that are good for the entire family – parents, kids, all are welcome here.

Let’s get straight to it.

  1. PutterBall Game

An American classic, PutterBall is a family favorite. With similar rules to beer pong, it might be reminiscent of your college days. But this game has an added layer of fun that makes it a great game for all ages. PutterBall is a portable, lightweight game that is easy to pack up and take indoors when the weather is cool. We love this game because it truly is an all-weather game. In the summertime, it is perfect for outdoor barbeques and picnics. Come fall and winter, pack it up and take it to the rec room! If you are a golfer, PutterBall is an amazing way to improve your golf game. If you have never golfed in your life, don’t worry! PutterBall will feel similar to mini putt, but a lot more exciting. No previous golf experience necessary!

  1. Online Cooking Classes

If you’re going to be stuck inside, might as well make an amazing meal, right? With so many amazing chefs offering online cooking classes, improving your cooking skills is entirely possible this fall. Cooking is a great indoor activity for fall because you can involve the entire family. Children love helping out in the kitchen. Providing easy tasks for the kids will not only take some pressure off you but will also make them feel helpful and help them learn something new.

  1. Start a window-sill herb garden

With all that cooking, why not start your own herb garden? Growing your own herbs can be done fairly easily. If you have a great window with lots of sunlight, create a little herb garden and grow anything you often use in your cooking – basil, dill, rosemary…the possibilities are endless! Your fresh ingredients will go well with your new found cooking skills. Children will also love the herb garden as they can watch the seeds sprout into gorgeous herbs! Planting a garden is a great way to teach children about food and the environment while keeping them entertained.

  1. Try an online yoga class

Yoga has so many benefits for mental and physical health, and it is a great activity for both adults and children. Yoga has been known to reduce stress, improve the immune system, and can also get you in great shape! There are so many online yoga classes, and even ones with modifications for kids. Roll out your yoga mat and check out what YouTube has to offer.  

  1. Put together a puzzle

Puzzles are one of those underrated games that are often forgotten about these days, but they are such a great way to pass the time during a cozy fall evening.  There are even websites online where you can create your own puzzle using family photos! The more pieces, the more difficult it is, so definitely keep that in mind if you are looking to involve the kids.

  1. Play cards

Whether you are into blackjack or crazy 8’s, cards are such a fun way to spend time together as a family. Create a friendly competition to make it more interesting - the loser cooks dinner for a week!

  1. Learn a new language

Learning a new language is a great way to pass the time and it’s such a great skill to have as an adult! If you have always wanted to learn something new, there are tons of apps online that make language learning easy. If you have kids at home, you can download apps for kids and have them learn with you!

We are all going to be spending more time inside this fall, so why not make it interesting? Coming together as a family is easy, especially with fun activities like the ones above. Whether you like staying active with activities like yoga or PutterBall or enjoy a quiet night in with a puzzle – there is no reason to be bored this fall!

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