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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Leaves Changing

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

October 10, 2011
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One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changingContributed by Missy Nolan, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Depending on who you ask, fall is the best – and most beautiful – time of year.

Vivid sunsets, the smell of fresh soups and stews, cool air, and the changing leaves make fall a season that your senses never fail to notice.

When you’re not busy picking apples, making delicious crockpot dinners, or hanging out at the pumpkin patch, spend some time enjoying the fall foliage that many of us are blessed with during this time of year. The ideas below will help folks of all ages find a few fun ways to enjoy leaves changing.


10. Burn Them

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Nothing says fall has arrived like the scent of burning leaves in the air. Inhale and enjoy it as you drive around the neighborhood, or burn a few brightly colored leaves of your own. Roast some marshmallows and make yummy chocolate s’mores while you’re at it.

Skip the fire if you live in New York, though – it’s illegal to burn leaves there. Check your local municipality before starting a leaf fire, and make sure to use safety precautions.

9. Jump in Them

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Remember how fun jumping in a massive pile of leaves used to be when you were a child? It’s still just as incredible.

8. Leaf Fight

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

It’s like dodgeball, only with leaves. Here’s a helpful hint: Wet leaves, while soggy and a bit disgusting, are easier to throw. Wear gloves if you want to keep your hands clean.

7. Decorations

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Unleash your inner crafting diva and make all kinds of festive fall decorations. String a bunch of leaves on a piece of string or fishing thread and hang them around the house. Fall leaves also make beautiful autumn-themed wreaths and Thanksgiving decorations.

6. Collage

leaf collage

Do your craft skills leave something to be desired? Not a problem. Anybody can make a collage, even your 2-year-old. Grab some glue and construction paper and go to town.

5. Photographs

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Sometimes fall foliage is breathtakingly beautiful. Grab your camera and head outside to capture the vivid red, yellow, orange, and purple leaves. Put your best fall weather photo in a beautiful picture frame and hang it above your couch.

4. Poetry

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Feeling creative? Grab a notebook and sit under your favorite tree. Let the sights and scents of the vibrant fall leaves inspire you to jot down haikus, stanzas and anything else that begs to be written. Get inspiration from some of the all time great poems written about autumn. When you become famous, don’t forget about the little people.

3. Kick Them

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

There’s nothing more satisfying than gathering together a huge pile of leaves and giving them a swift kick with your foot. After you kick them all over your yard, grab a rake and do it again. Consider this your daily exercise.

2. Smash Them

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Pick up a pile of leaves with both hands and then smash them as hard as you can. Enjoy the crinkling, crunching sound that they make. Toss the broken pieces in the air like confetti and pick up another pile.

1. Take a Seat

One of the top ten ways to enjoy leaves changing

Sitting on the porch hurts your bottom after awhile. Create a soft, cushy chair with a pile of fall leaves. Just make sure they’re dry before you sit down.



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