#1: Celebrate Autumn with Apple

The autumn season in October is National Apple Month.

People of all ages can enjoy autumn by a trip to a big orchard, and that includes sweethearts, parents, kids and a kid's friend or two. These days, there's more to do at an orchard than the variety of apples you want. Some let you pick your own apples from their low-hanging trees.

Commercial orchards will demonstrate how cider is made and give you a taste. They'll give you a tour and explain the different types of apples and their various uses. The pumpkin patch: Children can pick out the perfect pumpkins for carving a jack-o'-lantern. Adults can choose two or three large ones to decorate the doorstep or tiny ones for eye-catching table decorations.

The walk in the leaves: Walking in the park is something of an adventure and in many places, the fallen leaves are knee-deep. Listen to the crunching, and kids can roll in them.

The corn maze: One ad for a maze says: “Lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it!” If you happen to live anywhere near corn country, check the Web for a maze near you.

#2: Everybody's Favorite: Halloween

In the autumn season children and adults, all love Halloween. Who doesn’t like dressing up in costumes? Here are some safety instructions for your trick-or-treaters:

  1. Be sure your costume or mask allows you to see in all directions. Look both ways before crossing a street.
  2. Bring pets into the house before leaving, in order to keep them safe.
  3. Never go into a stranger's house unless your parents are with you.
  4. Don't eat the contents of your bag before your parents check it out.
  5. Don't take shortcuts through backyards, alleys or parks.
  6. If you are an older kid going out with friends, make sure your parents know where and whom you are going with.
  7. Make sure to keep an eye to your siblings if will take them with you. Always keep them safe.
  8. If you can drive and are taking friends to a party, always pay attention to your driving. Be certain that you have enough gas.
  9. If your parents give you a curfew, be sure you get back home on time.
  10. Vandalism is never cool. You'll get in big trouble if you soap windows or throw eggs at cars or houses.

#3: Safe and Fun Autumn Halloween Face Paint Caution

Safety experts favor face paint over masks because the paint doesn't interfere with vision when trick-or-treating. Here are a few face paint cautions:

  • Allergic rashes have been reported, such as the case of a group of Girl Scouts who broke out in a bumpy rash.
  • The best advice: Test the paint on a patch of skin before wearing it all evening on Halloween. If a rash occurs, buy a different brand.
  • Don't use any paint that smells bad. Throw it away.
  • Make sure kids only use paint designed for the skin.
  • Never paint close to the eyes. This is especially true for fluorescent, neon, day-glow and glow-in-the-dark colors.
  • Kids should remove the paint before going to bed. Wearing it too long could irritate the skin.

We have different things to do yo enjoy the autumn season. And it will be more enjoyable and happier if you are with your family.