The nights are getting shorter, and there is a nip in the air. September is here, which means fall is not far away. I love this time of year when the days are warm, and the nights are chilly. It makes for great cuddling! But what do I look forward to? Our church’s Youth Group trip to the corn maze!
Our church Youth Group leaders have really made this a fun activity. Not just for the kids, but for all the parents that come along too. But our corn maze trip has an extra special twist to it: we do it at night! You need to come equipped with a flashlight and useless-trivia knowledge. Well, not useless, because having the right answer gets you one step closer to completing the maze!
The best thing about the corn maze is the time we spend together as a family. Although, things have shifted slightly over the past year or two. When we first started going to the maze, we made the kids stay with us because we didn’t want to be separated. Now, it’s kids vs. parents. First group out of the maze gets bragging rights. Parents won last year, just in case you wanted to know.
Corn Maze Tips:
- Check with your local farms for times and activities. There are only certain Saturdays our farm does Flashlight maze.
- Check to see if you can reserve a time slot so you can all be in at the same time.
- Dress warmly. Several layers make it much more enjoyable when you are trying to navigate it.
- If you do participate in a flashlight corn maze, carry an extra set of batteries in your coat.
- Make sure you have a fully charged phone. But, in order to make it fair, resist the urge to Google the questions. That takes all the fun out of it.
And, of course, you can’t go to a corn maze without having something to eat. Here are a few must-try food ideas.
Corn Maze Food Ideas:
- Hot apple cider. Nothing says fall like a warm drink on a cold night.
- Apple dumplings. Whether you eat it there, or take it home, it is a great Fall food.
- Dried apples.
- Chili. If you can’t have it at the corn maze, then make it before hand! It will keep you full and satisfied.
- Pumpkin bread. A local baker makes it to sell, and it is so good.
And you can’t talk about a corn maze without discussing other activities. These can really be a lot of fun, and are always family centered.
Other Corn Maze Activities:
- Pick some apples or pumpkins.
- Take a hayride. Most places have ones during the day and at night.
- Shop for fall flowers. I love Fall flowers, especially mums.
So these are just a few things you can do at a corn maze. It can be a great family activity or even more fun when you go as a group.
What fun things would you do at a corn maze?
Other Fall Posts:
Favorite Fall Beverages| http://makingourlifematter.com/favorite-post-friday-fall-beverages/
Favorite Fall Foods| http://makingourlifematter.com/fbibfallrecipe/
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