Often, with the start of a new school year and religious education programs, the fall can be a hectic time. The slower, longer days of summer are replaced by shorter days filled with many obligations. During these busy times, it is even more important to take time for fun fall activities for families and to pray, celebrate, share, and live their faith together.
It’s also important to reflect together on the beauty and wonder of the gift of God’s creation. Autumn offers unique opportunities to observe God’s amazing creation: for example, the bounty of the harvest, the changing colors of the leaves, the migration of birds to southern climates, the first frosty nights of the year.
Autumn offers unique opportunities to observe
God’s amazing creation!
Busy families will appreciate the simplicity of the activities. They can be carried out easily and without much preparation or required materials. Additionally, the activities are multisensory to awaken in each participant a real connection to the season as part of God’s wonderful creation.
Share this resource with the families in your religious education program to inspire the time their family shares together this fall. Or, as a variation, plan a parish event in which you incorporate some or all of the suggestions in the fun fall activities for families resource. Families within your program will form bonds while family members do.