Autumn – Otoño in the Twin Cities

Otoño – Autumn

Fall brings a familiar buzz of excitement to the atmosphere. The last few months of the year can feel like a race as we run from one event to the next; back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas oh my!

Fall can bring a desired change of air. September is the new January for goal setting and making the changes that maybe you hoped to make at the beginning of the year, but couldn’t carry through. Fall can also be a season of calming down, getting into a steady rhythm after months of fun-filled days and late nights where any sense of routine was thrown out of the window for the sake of making memories.

For those of us who long for the hot summer days, the gloomy rainy days of Autumn can leave us feeling down. Thank goodness the world is filled with a charge of color help to brighten even the dreariest of days.

Explore the Twin Cities

Minnesota gets terribly cold awfully quick, so while the days are still mild and the sun still shines golden, get outside the family and enjoy these beautiful days while you can! There are many fun Fall activities to hit up around the Twin Cities.

The Walker Art Center is starting it’s First Free Saturdays where you can spend the morning exploring books, clay, and tea! Be inspired and get your creative juices flowing. This could be a great activity if the weather is overcast.

The Tamarak Nature Center is also starting the monthly Drop-in Discovery Stations. It’s free the first Saturday of every month from October to March. This October is all about Owls!

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has free family days the second Saturday of each month. There are activities almost every single hour with so many different opportunities. Go for a tour, get your hands-dirty, watch a performance, or enjoy an interactive experience.

And if you’re up for a little adventure, the St. Paul Highland Water Tower is open to the public the second week of October. This would be a wonderful way to take in all the gorgeous Fall colors.

Checking out one of these events or heading to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard with a friend from preschool could be a great way to connect with other families and let friendships grow.

Outdoors Close to Home

With little kids in the family, it can be hard to get everyone ready and out the door. Especially on the weekend if the mornings are cool and you just want to lie in and have a slow morning. You don’t have to pile into the car and drive anywhere to enjoy the leaves changing color and the cooler temps.

When the kids are getting restless in the house, just step outside for a neighborhood walk. Look at the arboles and their colorful hojas. See if you can find a leaf to complete the color spectrum. This would be a great way to review everything your kids have been learning these past few weeks at Mis Amigos!

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