Next week marks the unofficial start of the fall. That’s right folks school is back in session, vacation time is over and now it’s time to cover up the grill and bring out the rakes. Well, I guess we can wait on the rakes for a few more weeks but you get the point. The big question is, “what are you doing to celebrate the season”? If you grew up like me Halloween wasn’t a holiday we celebrated; or at least not to the extreme of others who focus on death, horror, pranks and sabotage. My sisters and I would dress up with costumes that our mother or grandmother made out of random household items and pretended to save the world. Then my farther would get 3 pumpkins and give us a plastic knife and say “have at it”. We would end out nights watching movies, roasting pumpkin seeds, and then go to church for our weekend Fall Festival.
What Events can I do for the Fall:
The fall for many of us mean carnivals and festivals. I can smell the cotton candy, candied apples, fried donuts, corn-dogs, and funnel cakes in the air. This is the season to pitch tents, buy raffle tickets, and to enter grandmom’s favorite recipe in the baking competition. What festivities are you doing at your local church or ministry carnival?
Things to do at your next fall festival:
1. Treasure Box—Kids dig for prizes in a sand-filled aquarium.
2. Gospel Sing—Have a talent show on a flatbed truck.
3. Door Prizes—As people enter, participants get tickets for a drawing held later.
4. Jonah and the Big Fish—Decorate a refrigerator box to look like a big fish. Hang moss on
the top inside of the box. Use a red light inside and have “Jonah” tell his story.
5. Candy Grab—Kids get one chance to grab all the candy they can out of a bucket.
6. Swirl Painting—Make art designs from a swirl painting kit-available at Art stores.
7. Health Station—Children get their pulse rate, weight, and height done by a uniformed nurse.
8. Computer Printout—Give printouts with their person’s name and its meaning (taken from name books).
9. Karaoke Singing—Have people sing their choice of song on a stage, complete with a microphone.
10. Face Painting- Teen Volunteers paint kids’ faces.
11. Treasure Dig—Kids dig around in a kiddie pool filled with plastic foam packing peanuts and small toys.
12. Family Photo Booth—Families pose for instant-print photos. Then place photos in kid-decorated frames.
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