5 Ways To Celebrate the Fall Equinox

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The fall equinox marks the official beginning of autumn, and the date on which day and night are roughly equal in length. Here in the Northern Hemisphere the days will continue to shorten, and the sun will continue to travel lower in the sky, leading up to the winter solstice.

With cooler temperatures on the horizon and leaves starting to fall, it’s a perfect time to head outdoors as a family and appreciate the beauty and magic of the season. Here are five of our favorite ways to celebrate the fall equinox:


1. Have a Camp Fire!

Take advantage of the cooler evening temperatures to build a fire, toast marshmallows, tell stories, and enjoy some unplugged outdoor time as a family. Worried about fire safety? Check out this list of 10 tips for a safe bonfire with kids.

Apple Picking

2. Go Apple Picking

Fall is the perfect time to check out a local apple orchard. When you get home, your little ones can help you whip up a delicious apple treat, like these kid-friendly apple tarts.


3. Search for Signs of the Season

Take a stroll in your favorite outdoor space and see what signs of the changing season you can spot, like leaves changing color, squirrels collecting nuts for winter, or birds starting to migrate. Try bringing along this free printable scavenger hunt for some added inspiration.

Sky Tree by Thomas Locker

4. Read Books About Fall

Check out Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak or Thomas Locker’s Sky Tree (featured in the Wonderkin Tree Box), which looks at how one tree changes through the seasons.

Leaf hunt

5. Collect Leaves

Take a leaf collecting walk and see how many different colors or types of leaves you can find. Try sorting by shape, size, or color for a simple learning activity, or bring along these leaf identification cards to brush up on your identification skills.


Want to keep the learning and exploration going?

The Wonderkin Tree Box comes jam-packed with everything you need to jumpstart engaging outdoor play and learning this fall.

Tips & TricksEmma HuvosComment