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5 Things to Try This Weekend–Cool Treats!

Learning Liftoff’s editors pick the top snacks, crafts, and other fun things to try this weekend!

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Homemade popsicles are the perfect treat for the heat. Whether you crave fresh fruit, chocolate or coffee, there’s a popsicle recipe to satisfy every sweet tooth! You can even make it a measurement lesson in disguise by discussing measuring units while they work.

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Whether you’re winding down your summer, or have already started the 14/15 school year, take some time this weekend to make some cute and crafty school supplies. This pipe cleaner pencil holder is a great organization tool on anyone’s desk.

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We all need a certain amount of fruit in our diet each day, but no one said what shape it has to be in. Make snack time a little more interesting by cutting out shapes or letters. This is a great opportunity to work on spelling, or the names of colors and shapes for younger ones. For more snack ideas, click here.

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If you love s’mores, but you didn’t make plans with Mother Nature, it’s no big deal! Take the campfire indoors, and still get the opportunity to enjoy all of the ooey-gooey goodness. While you’re waiting for the timer to go off, have a discussion with your kids about temperature. You could even get them to figure out what the heat of the oven would be in ºC.

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There’s no denying the excitement that back to school season brings. Get your kids, and yourself, motivated for a fresh start this year, and build lasting memories with traditions you can repeat. Some things to try this weekend could be to have fun with your school supplies like this guy, or get a learning space ready at home where you can focus in class during the day, or on homework at night. Share all of your pictures with K12, and you’ll be featured in their photo album!

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Share the things you’re trying this weekend on social media by tagging #B2SKeepItSimple

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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.

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