Roseanne and Dan didn’t have loads of money, but they still managed to have a lot of fun with their three kids. And whether you love watching leaves change color or finding that perfect pumpkin for the front porch, fall has plenty that you can all do together. You can find the best of the best with these apps. Check them out and make this a season one to remember for the entire family.
timeRAZOR (Free): This dynamic hyper-local events app gives you the scoop on tons of cool events near where you live, work, and play. With timeRAZOR, you can find fun activities for the kids, such as apple picking and leaf peeping. And for some all-around family fun, timeRAZOR can help you discover the coolest fall entertainment nearby whether it is a pumpkin pie-eating contest or a good old-fashioned hayride!
Carve-a-Pumpkin (Free): Celebrate Halloween without the mess of carving pumpkins with this app created by Parents magazine. Less mess equals less stress for the parents. Children are able to choose between five pumpkin styles, and once the masterpiece is completed, there’s an option to personalize the pumpkins and share them with family and friends.
Kids’ Crafts (Free): This arts-and-craft app is perfect for the weekends when it’s too chilly to play outside in the leaves. With step-by-step instructions, supplies lists for each unique project, and categories like “Seasonal Activities,” this app will keep kids busy and feeling creative.
Hauntfinder ($2.99): Want to visit a haunted house this Halloween? HauntFinder finds the best locations near you! This app identifies every type of haunted house—from mildly scary to severely scary—but still might be best for families with older kids.
Foliage Leaf Peeper (Free): If you love looking at those colorful fall leaves, this is for you. You can spot and share changing leaves around the country with fellow foliage fans. Make foliage reports (called Peeps) by posting photos, writing comments, and rating foliage status for your location.
Halloween Card Creator (Free): Who says you have to wait for December to send holiday greetings? Your kids can create super cute (and creepy) cards to send to friends.
Select Bed and Breakfast- B & B Inn Finder” by Ombros Brands Inc. ($1.99): Even mom and dad need some time away, and the fall is the perfect time for a cozy trip to a bed and breakfast. This locator provides information on nearby inns for a last-minute romantic weekend.
13,000+ Seasonal Recipes ($1.99): Whether it’s a warn winter soup or a homemade apple pie, you can find lots of inspiration from the current harvest and locally available produce with this app. Get the kids in on the act so they can learn how to cook—and give you a much-needed break from kitchen duty!