10 Ways to Stay Active This Fall

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher October 18, 2018

1.) Walk or ride bikes to and from school ... while you still can!

2.) Go apple-picking together at a local farm or orchard.

3.) Register for an upcoming race, run, or ride. Many of these types of events are very family-friendly with shorter routes as an option, discounted (or free) registration for children, and fun after-parties. As a bonus, some of these types of events are fundraisers as well.

4.) Rake leaves together. Jump in the pile, then rake them up again.

5.)Take a hike. Enjoy exploring state parks, attending educational activities, and trying your hand at geocaching. There are still some Free Entrance Days at a National Parks yet this year and if you've got a fourth grader, you can enjoy free entrance all year thanks to the Every Kid in a Park program.

6.) Make a playlist of Halloween-themed songs and have a dance party in your living room. Some of our favorites:

  • "This is Halloween" by Danny Elfman from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
  • "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett
  • "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
  • "Some Kind of Monster" by Neon Trees
  • "Season of the Witch" by Donovan
  • "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
  • "My Beloved Monster" by Eels from the Shrek soundtrack
  • "The Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
  • "The Monster" by Eminem (feat. Rihanna)
  • "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
  • "The Devil's Chasing Me" by Reverend Horton Heat

7.) Gather all the kids in the neighborhood on a weekend afternoon for a backyard competition. Play Cornhole, Ladderball, or try some classic outdoor games that you loved as a kid.

8.) Get lost ... in a corn maze, that is! 

9.) Try a 30-day fitness challenge. Check out the monthly "More More" column in Macaroni Kid Family Fitness and Wellness for the "Our Family Moves" challenge for the month.

10.) Take a family walk around the neighborhood before or after dinner. It's a great way to connect while enjoying the changing scenery

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We do our best to insure that all event information is accurate, however sometimes dates and times get changed, or an event may be cancelled, and we are not made aware of it. It is always best to check with the the event website or Facebook page listing to be sure before going.