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5 Fall Activities for Kids this Weekend

From banana nut bread 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, October 3-5.

 Yummy Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow at Be warned, this sugary stuff is dangerously good!

We’ve put a spin on the original puppy chow recipe with Funfetti, but fall calls for a festive twist with pumpkin spices and candy pumpkins. Enjoy!

 via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Welcome your family and friends to your home this autumn with a great homemade fall door hanger craft. Here are the leaf template, and letters to complete the project shown.

via Mother Nature Network

Fall Craft for Kids -- Pumpkin Moon Sand

Moon sand is a fabulous fall activity for kids that involves sensory play. You’ll need 4 cups of play sand, 2 cups of corn starch, 1-3 cups of water, pumpkin pie spice, orange food coloring, liquid watercolors, or powdered paint. In a bin or container, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Start with one cup of water and added more until you have the desired consistency.

via Growing a Jeweled Rose

To make a toilet paper roll scarecrow, paint the top 1/4 of a toilet paper roll brown and the bottom 1/2 orange. Leave the face of the scarecrow unpainted. Staple crinkle paper right below the brown section, then cut a matching brown foam ring to slide down on the roll to complete the hat. Next glue on the eyes and a construction paper nose, then draw on his mouth. How cute!

via Still Playing School

Caramel Apple Cider

Wash down your pumpkin puppy chow or any other fall snack with some delicious caramel apple cider. Mmmm!

via the Taylor House

Share the things you’re trying this weekend on social media by tagging @K12Learn on Twitter and Instagram.


Image Credit Summer / CC by 2.0

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin

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.

5 Fall Activities for Kids this Weekend


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