The Ultimate Fall To-Do List


Caileane Thurston, Reporter

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches and chilly nights are all under way, as the seasons have fallen into their annual state of fall. There are a variety of fun and creative ways to make this fall a season to remember. Starting out with a fall to-do list can help you find those fascinating ideas. Many NHS students look forward to the fall season and love the nights at football games, spending time with friends and overall enjoying time when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

There are a variety of fall to-do lists, and specific indoor/outdoor activities to do throughout the fall season. One example of a fall activity that many wish to attend throughout the season is the pumpkin patch. At NHS, many students who are in clubs, sports, or specific classes such as Ag classes, decide to go to the pumpkin patch as a group. Many teachers and students additionally enjoy trying a variety of seasonal coffees, visiting haunted houses and exploring corn mazes. 

“Every Halloween night my husband and I stay up all night playing the year’s scariest video game. We usually shy away from anything horror since we’re both scaredy cats, but it’s a tradition we look forward to every year and ends up with lots of laughter as we scream and jump and run out of the room,” drama teacher Jessica Heidrick said. 

During the fall, leaves fall from trees, the nice cool breeze blows against your face and many students and teachers like to take pictures during this time. Junior Immie Smith enjoys watching movies, jumping in leaves, taking photographs and visiting corn mazes. Some more outdoor activities she enjoys are going to Field of Screams and the pumpkin patch. She loves doing these enjoyable activities with her family and friends. 

“My favorite food/dessert to eat during this season is definitely the candy,” Smith said. 

Making DIY Halloween costumes, baking, learning new coffee recipes, rearranging your closet, watching a lot of movies and decorating your house are some indoor activities for fall. Picnics, walks, photography, apple picking, thrift shopping and other outdoor activities are just a few examples. Senior Zoe Duran’s favorite fall activity is having bonfires outside because she gets to be around a lot of friends in the open air and just relax while drinking coffee and roasting marshmallows. 

“I would say fall is a season to spend time outside and watch the weather change and the leaves so I would say enjoy this beautiful season that’s coming up, don’t let anything get in the way of your activities this fall,” Duran said.

Spending time with family, decorating the house, baking, and enjoying the weather are all on some people’s fall to-do lists. Choir teacher Amy Ives prefers to spend time outside in the fall because the weather is usually colder but not too chilly. She also enjoys baking since it allows her to spend quality time with her daughter while doing something she enjoys.

“Rake a neighbor’s yard that may not be able to do it themselves. Random acts of kindness are always nice to do, no matter the season,” Ives said.