15 Fun Things to Do This Fall
Sure, a lot about our daily lives has changed in 2020, but the earth hasn’t stopped turning meaning we are coming full speed into fall. If you are looking for fun activities that are COVID-19 safety approved, we have a list for you. Before you head out to a new location, however, make sure to check out the procedures for guests as a lot of places will have mask or reservation requirements. Take a look below to find some ideas to get you having fun this fall.
- How ‘bout them apples? Apple picking season is in full swing and getting out to a local orchard can be just what the doctor ordered. Pick your favorite varieties and enjoy the sites and sounds of the orchard while getting out of your routine for a short time.
- Get lost. Not really, just in a corn maze! Along with apple orchards, a lot of local farms now have corn mazes that you and your group can enjoy. If the location doesn’t provide beverages or snacks be sure to pack a thermos of hot cider for after you find your way out!
- Take a hike. Hiking through the woods in a midwestern fall can be one of the most beautiful and relaxing parts of the season. Make sure you pack some snacks and a book on trees or birds so that you can look up anything you find along the way that you may not be familiar with.
- Carve it up. Pumpkin carving is a fall activity staple. Get creative with your designs and show them off to everyone outside your home and on social media. Don’t forget to save the seeds for a tasty treat later!
- Two words: Film Fest. When the weather turns sour, snuggle up with a cozy blanket and pick a few great movies to binge. If it is around Halloween you could choose a Fright Fest. If comedies are more your style, pick a few from different decades and get laughs from over the years.
- Fly a kite. Fall weather typically brings with it a nice breeze for flying kites. If you are looking for something to get your face out of a screen, this is a very low-tech way to have some fun! Look for fun kite shapes and styles and make sure to give yourself plenty of space to let out some line!
- Get a clue. How much fun are scavenger hunts?!? Team up with others in the area and make clues for each other that lead to a prize. This is also a way that you can trick-or-treat social distance style. Hide Halloween candy around your neighborhood and make clues for the kids to find their loot!
- Look to the sky. October is a month full of celestial occurrences this year. There are two full moons this month, with the second being dubbed a “blue moon”. Also look for meteor showers late in October and two more in November. Bundle up by the fire and get your telescope ready!
- Craft your curb appeal. Since we are spending more time at home, this is the perfect moment to up your fall curb appeal game. Bring in deep rich fall colors like reds, oranges and purples to add new flavor to your exterior. Lots of nurseries or home centers will have pre-styled arrangements that you can pull inspiration from.
- Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING. Fall is the time of pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, gingerbread cookies, and everything cinnamon and spice. Find some recipes you have been wanting to try and get baking! There will be no shortage of taste testers!
- Get cooking. If you have already baked 9,000 loaves of banana bread and your sourdough is on point, it may be time to step into the world of holiday feasts. Hop onto Pinterest or tune in to the Food Network to see unlimited amounts of holiday-themed recipes and cooking tutorials to get you started. Is there anything better than the smell of roasting turkey and sides on a crisp fall day?
- Use your hands. Using items you find around the house and around the yard you can create some amazing crafts to decorate your home for fall. Press leaves you find with wax paper and then use them as decorations on the holiday table.
- Learn a new trick. With fall and winter temps keeping us inside more than the rest of the year, having a hobby is more important than ever. If you are in need of something new, check out YouTube or Pinterest for ideas and things that may pique your interest.
- Play on. Starting a weekly game night with family can be a great way to stay close while doing something new each week. Let each member of the group pick a game each week to keep things interesting and don’t forget you can do a lot with a deck of cards!
- Stay social. Make sure that you are using social media to enhance your life rather than overwhelming you further. Keep in touch with friends and family in faraway places and do fun activities like a Halloween costume contest over Zoom or let people pick the winner on Facebook.
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