It’s getting chillier. The leaves are trading their green hue for crimson. October is here and with it comes a host of fun seasonal activities! As a teen with food allergies, I always enjoy doing activities with my friends that don’t involve food because it keeps it simple. Sadly, fall brings the end of the season where it is comfortable to be outside, so it’s a great time to cherish the outdoors. And now, without further ado, here are 8 fun activities that you can do this fall!
- Take a hike! You won’t get as sweaty as you would in summer, and the colorful leaves create such a beautiful atmosphere for you as you walk.
- Jump in the leaves! Even if you’re not a little kid anymore, few things scream fall fun like raking a huge pile of leaves and making the biggest “splash”. Besides, your family will love that you’ve helped them clean up 😉
- Take a fall themed photoshoot in a park. Fall clothes are so cute and it’s not too cold to have fun without a jacket. And just think of all the fun things you can do with leaves in pictures!
- Attend a Fall Festival at a farm! Many orchards/pumpkin patches will have pick your own fruits/ veggies (I know this is food-based, but like not as many people have produce allergies), but even without the food, many farms will also have hay rides and corn mazes that you can do, and those are tons of fun too.
- Make your own Halloween costumes- or if you’re not all that good with sewing, search local thrift stores!
- Visit a haunted house! And if there are no local haunted houses, you can recruit friends and make your own for your neighbors to enjoy!
- Halloween Movie Night! There are so many great Halloween movies like Halloweentown, Twitches, Hocus Pocus, and Nightmare Before Christmas that you don’t even need to have a scary movie to get into the holiday spirit.
- Paint pumpkins! Although it’s not as messy and fun, painting pumpkins still lets you release your creativity without endangering your friends with seed allergies. And decorated pumpkins stay pretty for longer than cut open ones. Most importantly you can paint a pumpkin teal for food allergy awareness 🙂
What other food-free ways have you celebrated fall with your friends? Be sure to comment below!