Questing-Go on a quest for a geocache or letterbox that could be hidden practically anywhere.
Geocaching.com is a great resource to help you out if you are new to geocaching. Plus you can seach for local geocaches near your location. The Dayton Metroparks has some tips for finding geocaches in the Metropark area.
Letterboxing is very similar to geocaching, although each box typically has a stamp and guest book. Bring a notebook along and mark your notebook with the stamp and be sure to sign the guest book too. You can even search by location.
Pumpkin Patch- Plan a "Pumpkin Day". Take a drive to a local farm and pick your own pumpkin, or you can head to the grocery store and buy a pumpkin there also. Let each person pick their own pumpkin, and be prepared to spend some time debating the merits of one pumpkin or another. If you need some decorating ideas be sure to check out our "J" post.
Orchard- Find a local apple orchard and think about what yummy things you do with all your apples. Pack a lunch and make a day of apple picking outdoors. Here's a cute little idea on how to cut an apple and pack it for a lunch.
Nature Walk- The weather has been SO nice lately! Fall is the perfect time to take a nature walk. Just enjoy a stroll around your neighborhood or head to a park. You can also collect pinecones, acorns or even leaves and then make a fun little craft with what you collect when you get home. We like to collect pinecones and make pinecone owls. Or you can try your hand at a twig trivet.
Movie- It's exciting to be outside watching a movie under the stars. So grab your family, snacks, blankets and head to a drive-in movie! Check out these sites to help you find a Drive-In Theater close to you.
Leaf fun- Leaves on the ground are a quinessential part of fall. Even if you don't have many trees in your yard you can always go outside, take a walk and collect some for some leaf fun. Here are a few suggestions to help get you started.
Play in the leaves-
Rake them into a pile, them JUMP!!!
Create a leafy labyrinth by raking a twisting pathway through the leaves while they are still laying all over the ground.
Hide a wrapped sucker under a leaf pile. The first one to find it keeps it.
Play with the leaves-
Grab some leaves and crayons and create some fun fall leaf rubbing cards.
Collect some leaves and try your hand at a cute leaf crown.
Using a low setting, iron a leaf between two pieces of waxed paper with a sheet of plain paper on top to create a sun catcher.
For all you Huggies Enjoy The Ride Rewards Program members, I have some new codes to share with you!
If you have any reward codes from diapers or wipes enter 76320755 into the offer code place after you enter your rewards code and get double the points. This is valid until 10/31/10.
Also, you can watch videos or take polls to earn even more points. They just updated their prizes and there are some great new ones!
Here are some new codes for Pampers Gifts to Grow program. Be sure to check out our other posts incase you missed some codes.
Thanks Money Saving Mom
If you’re new to the pampers Gifts to Grow program, then head to Pampers to sign up! Just for doing so, you’ll be entered to win a years supply of diapers. You never know, today could be your lucky day! In addition, you will also get exclusive promotional offers and coupons!
The Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards Program rewards you every time you purchase Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes! Once you’ve become a member, you can start collecting points. Just find the Gifts to Grow code inside each package and enter the code online to accumulate points. Then redeem your points for rewards! They’ve got lots of great rewards including various gift cards to different stores!
I've scored some great toys, movies and gift cards over the past few years. Check back often since they always are adding new rewards.
Kite flying- It's nice and windy in the fall and it's great time to go kite flying. You can try your hands at making a homemade kite, or you can easily snag a cheap on on clearance right now. So go outside, enjoy the nice breezy weather and go fly a kite. Plus when you are all cold from flying your kite, it's the perfect excuse to head back inside for some hot cider or cocoa!
Jack O Lantern- No matter how young or old your kids are you can have a great time together as a family making Jack O Lanterns. Here are some ideas for those of you with younger kids that don't want to leave them out of the pumpkin fun!
Mr. Potato Head Pumpkin- Sure you can go and buy the Mr. Potato Head Pumpkin parts- which are really just Mr. Potato Head parts on steroids, or you can do it like us and use your regular Mr. Potato Head parts. Just get a smaller pumpkin and poke some holes in it where the body parts go. I usually use a screwdriver to make the holes. Then let your child put the parts in and create a Mr. Potato Head Pumpkin.
Paint it Up- You can grab some stencils and let your kids use them to make pumpkin faces. Sponge paints work great with pumpkins and you can cut shapes out of inexpensive sponges. You can also buy glitter paints or glow in the dark paints.
Your Little Sweetie- Candy is a fun way to decorate your pumpkin. Twizzlers make nice hair, and Chiclets gum are wonderful teeth. Gumdrops, Gummy worms, and Starbursts all are great to use. Soft chewy candy works best, you can secure them with long straight pins or toothpicks. Be sure to put the pumpkin somewhere safe if you use pins.
Cut it Out- Find a few magazines and clip some pictures of eyes, ears, mouths and other fun things.This is a fun inexpensive way to decorate safely.
Do you have any fun decorating pumpkin ideas?
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