5 Fall Activities for Kids this Weekend
From painting pumpkins to the turning leaves, we are loving autumn. So today, we’re sharing even more of Learning Liftoff’s editors’ picks for the top snacks, crafts, and other fun activities to pumpkin-spice up your weekend.
Apple Pie Bread
From bananas to zucchini, there are all kind of bread that you can make this season. We tried apple pie bread, and goodness was it delicious! Enjoy!
Welcome your family and friends to your home this autumn with a great homemade fall door hanger craft. Take a nature walk to find some pine cones, paint them with festive fall colors, hot glue them to some ribbon, and voila!
Exploding pumpkins are a fabulous fall activity for kids that involves sensory play. You’ll need a few pumpkins, baking soda, food coloring, dish soap and vinegar. Once the pumpkins are carved by an adult, place them on a tray. Add a few spoonfuls of baking soda with dish soap and food coloring into the pumpkin and mix well. When you’re ready, add about 1/4 cup of vinegar (depending on the size of your pumpkin), and watch the explosion! You can repeat over and over again by adding more ingredients.
NOTE: You can also make this into a two-part experiment by creating a pumpkin investigation station with the different parts and pieces of the pumpkin.
To make a Popsicle stick scarecrow, glue multiple sticks placed vertically under one horizontal stick. Make sure the horizontal stick is slanted so it resembles a hat. Paint the scarecrow with any colors you’d like. Once the paint is dry, glue paper right below the hat and add any accessories you want. Finally glue on the eyes and a construction paper nose, then draw on his mouth. How cute!
Wash down your apple pie bread or any other fall snack with some delicious caramel apple cider. Mmmm!
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Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.