Now here is the beauty of today’s activity. Not only are you working together (producing team work, sense of accomplishment and boosts to your self esteem) you can have just as much fun.
Don’t dread the job of raking leaves any longer! The simplest form of this activity is to rake the leaves into a big pile, then jump in!
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Older children might like to have a contest. Section the yard into equal areas, give everyone a rake and a large garbage bag and say “GO!”.
Or, maybe all parts of the yard are fair game and the clock will be your guide.
No matter which version you choose, the results are sure to produce many giggles, laughs
You don’t have a yard? Not to worry. Do you know someone who does? Wouldn’t they be pleasantly surprised if you and your children offered to rake their leaves? Charity and good will to others would then be added to your list of positives for this activity.
You don’t live in a neighborhood with yards and trees? Then, head to the closest local park. Leaves can be swept also… not as efficient as a rake, but it would work to make a pile to jump in.
Safety note: If you live in an area that has ticks and chiggers, you may want to spray with insect repellent before doing this activity.
Wishing you many fun fall adventures!
Inspired from the book:
Miraculous, Magical Moments in Minutes:
Over 500 Quick, Easy Activities for Adults and Children to Share
by Becky Baxa
Available from http://www.Amazon.com
in both Kindle and Paperback versions