With school back in session, it can be tempting to sit back, relax, and just enjoy a little downtime.
However, when winter rolls around, you’ll need a few good fall stories to share. These five fun DIY projects will get your family moving and might be just what you need to create some precious memories to share.
1. Build an obstacle course.
Obstacle courses can be constructed from a variety of items you have scattered around the house and are easily scaling for any age group. Create crawling tubes from cardboard boxes or old tires, balance beams from 2x4s, or stepping stones out of cut tree trunks. The only limit is your own imagination. Just remember to be safe.
2. Create your own version of active games.
If an obstacle course isn’t the right activity for you and your family, try building your own version of other popular games. Indoor skeeball with laundry baskets and a box, wiffle ball batting practice, and paper airplane target practice are just a few ideas for activities that can get your family moving!
3. Start an indoor garden.
There are many different ways to start an indoor garden – buy pre-planted in decorative pots or buy some planters – there are many options to make it your own. Do you want ornamental plants or would you prefer more edible options? Succulent plants are popular now. Take a trip to the local garden center and talk to someone. They should be able to point you in the right direction for your indoor garden.
4. Make a family menu.
It’s easier to eat healthy when you plan ahead! Make a family menu board to pre-plan your meals each week and set up a cooking rotation that gives everyone a chance to pitch in with meal creation! To get the most from your menu board, make it easy to use over and over again. A chalkboard, white board, or even a picture frame with a glass panel would work well. You’ll also want to display your menu board in an easily accessible location, like the kitchen.
5. Make outdoor activities part of your plan.
It’s easy to let your bikes, basketballs, roller skates, and other outdoor items drift to the back of the garage over the fall months. Keep them out and organize them for easy access. Consider designating a shelf or mounting a peg board specifically for your outdoor activities so you and the kids don’t have to dig for what you need.
Home is where the heart is and where your memories are made. Follow some of the above ideas to keep making memories during the school year and fall months. If you need Cheyenne real estate help, please connect with us today at 307-635-0303 or online at cheyennehomestore.com.