Store up precious family memories with your kids by sharing fun times through the seasons. For summer, there was backyard water park fun and backyard camping games. Now with autumn almost here, we’ve just started an exciting new series on indoor camping. But if your little ones are toddler or preschool age, Fall Family Reading Nights would be just the thing!
There’s nothing like cozying up on a couch on a chilly autumn evening to read a picture storybook or two together. So, schedule that special bonding time over books once or twice a week. Have a different theme each time, and of course, have matching munchies and drinks on hand, too. (*this post contains affiliate links)
Seasonal Picture Books to Welcome Fall
A great way to kick off your Family Reading Nights is with an all-about-fall theme. Better yet, if it’s brought to you by beloved characters in storybooks like these, available on Amazon.
- The Berenstain Bears’ Fall Family Fun – by Stan & Jan Berenstain
- Little Critter Fall Storybook Favorites – by Mercer Mayer
- Pete the Cat, Falling for Autumn – by James Dean
- Pooh’s Fall Harvest
- Clifford’s First Autumn – by Norman Bredwell
Fall Treats to Go with Your Family Reads
Double the fun of Family Reading Night with light finger foods, healthy snacks, and kid-friendly drinks. In this case, autumn-inspired of course!
Prepare easy, but yummy tummy-fillers for your little ones like these Baked Chicken Nuggets with sweet & sour sauce (1 – from Brownie Bites), Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries (2 – from Fresh City Farms), or Ritz Ham & Cheese Bake (3 – from Snack Works).
For sweet treats, try these Easy Pan O’ S’mores (4 – from Snack Works) or in-season fruits and berries on skewers and a fondue spread (5, 6 – from Bellenza).
Then, stir up favorite fall beverages for kids and grownups, like Easy Homemade Hot Apple Cider (7 – from A Sweet Pea Chef), Warm Pumpkin Spiced Milk (8 – from My Sweetness), and Chocolate Banana Smoothies (9 – from Super Healthy Kids).
More fall food and drink ideas in this post and this post, too.
Make these Family Reading Nights a tradition, with book themes and treats to match!