Provo, Alpine and Nebo school districts go on fall break October 10, 11 and 14. Keep your kids entertained during the vacation with these 10 ideas for fall fun:
1. Make an autumn basket
Gather the signs of the season into a wicker basket. Items like pinecones, fallen leaves, squash and pumpkins make great decorations.
2. Canyon bonfire
The cold nights have settled in, but you can keep warm without raising your gas bill. Just head up the canyon for a hot dog and marshmallow roast. The crackling fire is sure to warm your heart and hands.
3. Pick your pumpkin
Visit one of Utah County’s pumpkin patches to choose a pumpkin perfect for making a jack-o-lantern or pie.
4. Fall means football
Watch BYU’s football team take on Georgia Tech at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Oct. 12.
5. Winterize your yard
The winter frost is just around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out the rakes and shovels. Be sure to prune bushes, pull weeds and dead plants, cover flowerbeds and check outside water lines.
6. Jump in the leaves
After your kids have helped you winterize the yard, reward them by raking leaves into deep piles perfect for swan dives.
7. Hot chocolate bar
Create a fun activity and delicious treat by adding mix-ins like cinnamon candy, marshmallows, peppermint ice cream and white chocolate chips to your hot cocoa.
8. Corn maze
9. Pumpkin preparations
Get ready for trick-or-treaters by carving jack-o-lanterns. If you don’t want to carve, you can paint faces on the pumpkins so they will last longer.
10. Costume design
Still haven’t decided what to be for Halloween? The 31st is just days away, so take advantage of the break by creating a costume sure to win all the Halloween costume contests.