10 Ways Your Wagon Can Help You Enjoy Fall This Year

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10 Ways Your Wagon Can Help You Enjoy Fall This Year

September 17, 2020
posted by Mindy Stumpf


Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Autumntime brings all of our favorite classic fall activities and plenty of seasonal crafts & games. It is also the perfect season for using your Radio Flyer wagon. As families settle into their new school routines, we’ve compiled a list of 10 ways your wagon can help you enjoy fall at home this year. Whether your family uses these ideas for #RecessAtHome activities or as after-school adventures, little ones will love using their wagon to celebrate the new season.


1. Sideline Sitter

Football and fall are synonymous. This season, transform your folding wagon to bench mode to use it as a sideline bleacher for your backyard field. It’s the perfect place for a halftime break or a DIY coaches’ box during a family game of soccer or football. Load your wagon up with water and healthy snacks for long afternoons filled with teamwork and play. Our littlest spectators will have a blast cheering on their siblings from this sideline sitter.


2. Fall Nature Display

Start by collecting decorative fall items such as pumpkins, gourds, and autumn leaves –

real or fake! Then, artfully arrange the items in your Little Red Toy Wagon to display on the table, above the fireplace, or anywhere inside that needs a pop of autumn color. You can even make a bigger arrangement in your Classic Red Wagon to display on your porch or in your yard.


3. Bonfire Butler

Wagons are the best accessory to any bonfire. Little ones can pull their wagon around the yard to collect sticks and leaves to help parents get the fire going. Your haul-it-all wagon is efficient in avoiding back and forth trips from the yard to the firepit! Or, load up the wagon with the all-important s’mores supplies. The Pathfinder Wagon® can be easily wiped down and used as a portable tray for graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and roasting sticks.


4. All-Terrain Tailgate

Whether you’re watching the game indoors on the big screen or hitting baseballs outside in the yard, turn your wagon into an at-home tailgate. Load up your Tailgater Wagon® with stadium snacks like popcorn, hot dogs, or nachos for the full fall sports experience. Decorate your Radio Flyer with your team’s colors and use your wagon as your very own stadium seat.


5. At-Home Hayride

This idea is as creative as it is simple. Transform your wagon into an at-home hayride to delight little ones and complete an afternoon of pumpkin carving or leaf raking. Generously spread hay on the bottom of your Radio Flyer so kids can comfortably sit on top. Suddenly a simple stroll around the neighborhood turns into a hayride adventure. Add blankets or pillows for an extra cozy ride!


6. Drive-in Fall Movie Marathon

Arguably the greatest part of fall is the movie selection that come with it! Pick out your family’s favorite Halloween or fall-themed movie for a night under the stars. Little ones can drive-up and park their wagon or Tesla Model S for Kids at their at-home theatre. Enjoy a crisp night outdoors with a projector or take the fun indoors for a snuggly movie night.


7. No Mess Maze

Jackie from Happy Hooligans amplifies the fun of raking leaves with an at-home maze! Starting in the center of the yard, rake leaves outward to form the walls of the maze. Be sure to leave some gaps as the pathways and make it as large as you like. Navigating the maze helps kids build critical thinking skills while staying in the lines develops spatial awareness. Parents, you can use your family’s wagon to help transport leaves as you build the maze. Kids can then work together to pull one another as they work their way through.


8. Indoor Reading Nook

Few things are as fundamentally fall as curling up in a blanket with a scented candle, a warm drink, and your favorite book. Kids can enjoy this ambiance just as much as parents by creating their own reading nook. Little ones can fill their wagons with their comfiest pillows, coziest blankets, and favorite stuffed animals to settle in for an afternoon of relaxation. Whether it’s a space to color, read, or write, this nook will be your little one’s new favorite spot.


9. Personal Pumpkin Patch

Create your own pumpkin patch right at home this fall. Arrange a cluster of pumpkins in the backyard of all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Then, kids can choose their favorite personal pumpkin and load it into their My 1st Wagon. Or, if apple orchards are your autumn activity of choice, stack different types of apples in a Classic Red Wagon and let your little ones pick their favorites. Don’t forget to continue the fun by carving pumpkins or making an apple pie!


10. Fall Walk Scavenger Hunt

Neighborhood strolls are a front-row seat to witnessing all the color-changing and admiring the fall foliage. Add this scavenger hunt to your walk to really soak up all the sights of the season.


These #RecessAtHome activities are a fun break for kids during the school day while helping families enjoy all that fall has to offer. How is your family celebrating fall this year? Be sure to show us by tagging us in your photos on social media and using #radioflyer.