Making the transition back to school has its ups and downs for kids. Although it’s good to get back into a daily routine and start learning new things, it’s sometimes hard to say goodbye to those long summer days spent outdoors. But even as summer comes to a close, there’s still plenty of fun autumn-themed activities to do with your kids that may even cure those back-to-school blues.
Here are some fun outdoor deck ideas to help you and your family enjoy the remaining days of summer and make the most use out of your outdoor deck and backyard area.
Family Sports League: Whether your family loves football, kickball, or soccer, the cooler autumn temperatures help create a more comfortable outdoor environment to play games together. Invite your kids for a family league night to kick the ball around or play catch. Remember to invite the neighborhood families to join in on the fun.
Scavenger Hunt: Fall is a gorgeous time of year and an ideal time to explore nature. A great way to get your kids outside is planning a scavenger hunt around your deck and backyard area. Collect pebbles, leaves, and dandelions to scatter around the area and tie a red string around each item. Then have your kids investigate the backyard and find each item. First one to collect them all gets a prize!
Build a Trellis: Most people think that spring and summer are the only times of year to plant a garden. But fall offers another great season for planting flowers or vegetables like carrots, radishes, and kale. Building a trellis as a family is a wonderful way to enhance your gardening technique and also add a stunning deck accessory to your outdoor area. It’s also a great opportunity to teach your kids about gardening and how to care for plants and flowers.
Host a Bonfire: It may be cooler, but that’s all the more reason to plan a family bonfire to toast marshmallows and tell ghost stories, especially with Halloween just around the corner. Whether you have an outdoor fire pit, or you’re planning to build one, remember to take safety precautions to keep everyone safe and to ensure that everyone is having a great time.
For more fun outdoor deck ideas, stay connected with our blog. And remember that whichever way you and your family decide to enjoy the outdoors this fall , be sure your deck is safe and prepped for the cooler weather ahead. If your outdoor deck is in need of repairs or deck maintenance services, contact UglyDeck.com today for a free deck quote.