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It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Five Fun Fall Activities For The Family

Updated on September 23, 2014

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, 5 Fun Fall Family Activities.

Fall is my favorite season, well next to Spring.

Living in southeast US, summers can be very grueling and HOT!! So the cooler weather is a welcome change.

When the cooler days of Fall come, it makes the outdoor activities more pleasant for families and brings in those family activities that our family enjoys.

One of our favorite Fall TV kid show is 'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and Charlie Brown and the gang seem to enjoy these same activities as well.

I will be sharing our 5 fun Fall outdoor activities that our family likes to do no matter what age.

Come on in and see if you like them too and enjoy a viewing a few snippets of our favorite fall program.

"It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" image courtesy of wikipedia

Peanuts Theme Song

Jumping in the Leaves

Rake and Jump!

Surely almost every child has jumped in piles of raked leaves for fun. Haven't they?

With the cool weather upon us, the green leaves begin to come into a new life and change colors and eventually falling to the ground.

Mowing the lawn now turns into raking the fallen leaves from the ground. Sounds rather laboring.

But wait, what's happening, running, running and......whoosh.....right into the pile of leaves. Can this laboring job actually be fun?

It looks fun.

Did you play in the leaves? You may have had your share of raking the leaves but did you ever stop to play in the leaves?

If you have when was the last time you did? Well maybe this is the year to renew that game that you may have played in your childhood.

This is one of the fun Fall activities we have around our house. Don't let another year of fallen leaves on the ground pass you by. If running and jumping is not for you anymore then try walking through at least. It's just as fun hearing the crunch beneath your feet.

Linus Demonstrates - How Not to Jump In The Leaves

Now You Can Dress Like Charlie Brown

Peanuts Charlie Brown Zig Zag Stripe 2-Sided Yellow T-Shirt (Large)
Peanuts Charlie Brown Zig Zag Stripe 2-Sided Yellow T-Shirt (Large)

If you are a huge fan of the lovable loser, Charlie Brown then you will want to add this to your 'wish list' of collectibles.


Go, Fight, Win!

Football Games

"Let's Get Fired Up!"

Growing up with an older brother who played football from little league through college basically meant going to football games every weekend in the Fall.

They were a blast and it was always a family affair. The older I got the more fun they were.

There is something exciting attending a live team sports events. The roar of the crowd gives the feeling of a mutual camaraderie that you may not find too many places.

What is better in the Fall than going to a live football game. The cheer of the crowd, the pride in watching the colors wave, the music of the band, the lights of the scoreboard at night games, the refreshments of cola or hot cocoa on the cold days or nights and the pizza after the games.

With football being an outdoor sport, sitting in the stadium from week to week during the season allowed you to watch the gradual change from early to late fall, especially if your team went into the playoffs.

It was a wonderful fall family fun event growing up in my home that brings back so many loving memories with each approach to Fall.

Now that my children are in High School, attending the school's football games are carried on. Even though my son does not play football he still participates by showing our colors before each game participating in ROTC color guard and allows me to watch football through different eyes.

Attending live football games may not be your sport of choice but there are 4 more fun fall activities to choose from.

Charlie Brown and Football - That Lucy!!

It's the Great Pumpkin - music track

Going to the Pumpkin Patch - It's a GREAT pumpkin!

Cooler weather allows for more comfortable outdoor activities.

When you have school age children in the house going to the pumpkin patch is tops on the list. Most rural farms that host bus loads of school age children generally have lots of activities for the children and with each paid admission in to the pumpkin you generally leave with a pumpkin.

The miniature pumpkins are our favorite. Just the right size for the little hands to pick them, not too heavy and super for decorating the mantel.

If you haven't been to a pumpkin patch in a while I encourage you to visit one this Fall. It's only one time a year and always worth the trip. Check your local listings or Chamber of Commerce for a location in your area.

Lucy and Linus - The Pumpkin Patch to Carving the Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Set - Kid-Friendly

Pumpkin Carving Kit
Pumpkin Carving Kit

This set of kid-friendly pumpkin carving tools are just right for your little tikes to do their own pumpkin designing. After drawing the face on the pumpkin with a permanent market then let them loose on sawing the pieces out. Adult or older sibling supervision is always recommended.


Carving Halloween Pumpkins - Little hands love the mess

What is Halloween and Fall decorations without pumpkins? And what fun is it for kids to have pumpkins and not experience creating their own pumpkin face and carving it out?

Then what fun is it if you go through the trouble of carving the pumpkin and then not displaying it?

Well anyway around it carving pumpkin for kids is a super fun Fall activity. Here are some of our creations over the years.

If you would like to carve your own pumpkin this year follow this step by step tutorial 'Decorating Pumpkins for Halloween' .

Jack-O-Lanterns on Parade - Lighting the Night

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Trick or Treat

Fun for kids, Safety first

As the weather gets cooler and days get shorter you know it's Fall.

Fall brings many activities and our number one fun activity that we look forward to is trick or treating.

Dressing up, gathering with friends, roaming the neighborhood, going to carnivals and collecting FREE candy.

Most every child enjoys trick or treating. But as a concerned parent we want to teach safety first. So here are a few safety tips to share with your little trick or treaters this season.

1. Wear reflective tape on clothing so cars can see you.

2. Carry a flashlight so you can see in the dark going up to the door.

3. If the porch light is not on then don't approach the house. That's their way of saying we're not open for business.

4. Never eat any candy while out trick or treating. Always bring it home to inspect under good light. If they have to have some candy while they are out carry some of your own with you.

5. Have an adult or older sibling go around with children 10 or younger in a familiar neighborhood.

Trick or treating is fun activity for kids in the Fall as long as long as safety is first. It' no fun when there are injuries or even worse.

Have fun this season...Play it Safe!!!

Trick or Treat Fun for Kids - Safety tips for parents and kids

Trick or Treat with Peanuts - Hold the Halloween loot

Hallmark Halloween HGB142 Peanuts Pop-Up Polyester Trick Or Treat Bag
Hallmark Halloween HGB142 Peanuts Pop-Up Polyester Trick Or Treat Bag

This durable container to hold all the Halloween loot will do the job for any trick or treater this Halloween season. Collapses for easy storage until next year.


Charlie Brown Gang - Trick or Treating

Vote For Your Favorite Fall Activity - without the Peanuts gang

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    • bead at home mom profile image

      Teri Hansen 3 years ago

      @jerzimom thx for the love and how fun having some things in common. Guess next will have to write about 'Joe Cool'...

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      I love snoopy! Great article plus I pinned it!

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      Cool lens. I love the Charlie Brown clips!

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Cool touch with the Charlie Brown videos. : D

      Great Lens !!!

    • tammywilliams09 profile image

      tammywilliams09 4 years ago

      These are all great ideas. Charlie Brown is a nice cartoon too. Thanks for sharing.

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      Pastor Cher 4 years ago from United States

      Although we don't celebrate Halloween, there are some great fall activities for the family.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      I love the Lucy and Linus video going to the pumpkin patch. Linus expression cracks me up when she starts carving it! Great lens full of wonderful ideas and memories, thanks.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Jumping in a big pile of leaves... Now I haven't done that in a while and it's a shame because it was, and still is, so much fun !

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is such a fun lens, I love Fall activities :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I've always loved Charlie Brown and his friends. Their adventures always teach something is an understated, but understandable way. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Charlie Brown was always a favorite for my family, Here's wishing you win the contest.

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      smithlights 6 years ago

      Fun ideas. I live in the northwest, so we always just hope it doesn't snow until AFTER Halloween. Congrats on the top 50!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Lots of great ideas! Blessed by a Squidangel

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      BunnyFabulous 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Love all the Peanuts holiday specials. I like how you tied each activity in with the Great Pumpkin one. Congrats on being one of the Halloween Contest finalists.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Nice ideas for activities. Congratulations on being a Happy Halloween Contest finalist!

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      I wish we had "real falls" here in Houston but we don't. We do try, though. Great ideas. Congratulations on making it to the top 50 in the Happy Halloween finals.

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      Kim 6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      added to my hrrifically everything halloween Featured lenses

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      hessa johnson 6 years ago

      I LOVE watching Charlie Brown this time of year! Great lens!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      One of my favorites - great lens, tons of fun to be had! :)

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      Always fun to meet Charlie and the gang - maybe one day i grow up but will still like them then :-)

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      What a lot of fun! I never could figure out why all those adults gave Charlie Brown a rock.

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      seashell2 6 years ago

      Fun lens, I loved watching all the Charlie Brown specials when I was a kid! :-)