(Photo by Selma Komisky)
How-To: 14 Fall Activities
By: Sarah Komisky and Michelle Ochen
The leaves are colorful and falling, the weather is getting brisk, and the holidays are around the corner. How will you spend this season? Here are a few practical ideas of things to do this fall:
- Look up Psalm 19:1-4. Read about how creation declares God’s praise, then, go on a walk and reflect on how the changing leaves and the aspects of fall declare His praise.
- Bring out the kid in you by counting down the days to Thanksgiving! You can cut out pieces of construction paper and make a chain, then write down one thing you are thankful for each day from November 1st till you smell the turkey in the oven.
- There is nothing else quite like a pumpkin patch. Enjoy the country fun these events bring, pick out a pumpkin, go home and carve away!
- Grab some hot cocoa and rally up a group of friends to go to a local football game (or bring some nostalgia by visiting your alma mater). If you’re opting to stay indoors, host a football party at your house and enjoy the sport of the season.
- Do you like to collect? Gather up one of each kind of leaves that are falling in your neighborhood.
- Tis the season to bake. Bring on the ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin, it’s time to experiment and enjoy our creations together!
- Flannel hasn’t faded! We’re bringing it back again this season. Mix and match with layers and try new colors that complement the autumn vibe.
- Build an open fire and make s’mores. It’s not only reserved for summer.
- Snowing leaves? Who does not love the feeling of a huge pile of leaves falling down on them? Or jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves? Release the inner kid, grab a rake, and have some fun with friends!
- Pull out your beenie (or take a day to shop for a new one). Wear it. Own it. It’s the perfect chill look for fall.
- Enjoy your fall beverages. From pumpkin spice latte to salted caramel mocha or your simple cup of coffee with your extra add in’s like nutmeg and vanilla, fall beverages definitely should be highlighted this season for their deliciousness! And, if you’re not a coffee drinker, no worries, apple spice or chai tea as well as apple cider is the perfect fit for you!
- Get a group together and serve at a local homeless shelter, food bank, or church this Thanksgiving. Nothing is more meaningful than giving back with those you love and making a difference in the lives of others.
- Make a “Fallventure Day.” Go apple picking. Scout out where you and friends can go on a hay ride. Hear some bluegrass music. Maybe even try country line dancing. Be creative and enjoy the day with friends!
- Do a fall photo shoot with some friends or loved ones. No other season makes.