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5 Things to Try This Weekend

Learning Liftoff’s editors pick the top snacks, crafts, and other fun things to try this weekend, August 29 – September 1.

 30 Inspiring Labor Day Craft Ideas and Decorations | Daily source for inspiration and fresh ideas on Architecture, Art and Design

It’s Labor Day weekend, so show some spirit by doing a fun craft with your kids. You’ll need some red and white ribbon, cans, blue spray paint, some twine, and white star cut outs to make these windsocks, or you can come up with a craft of your own. Make into a small history lesson by telling them that we celebrate Labor Day in honor of the social and economic achievements of American workers. 

via Random Thoughts of a Supermom

cheesy yummy cheddar burgers on the grill.

It may be the last weekend of summer, but it’s the first weekend of college football! Take the opportunity to barbecue while it’s still warm outside. You can also try sprucing up a regular cheeseburger with toppings or fillers.

via Big Girls Small Kitchen


Keep everyone smiling with a dessert that shows more Labor Day spirit. You can make these white chocolate, blue sprinkle dipped strawberries, or make something of your own. Think of all of the red, white, and blue foods there are, and all of the possibilities.

via Sugar Bean Bakers



Back-to-school season can be stressful, so get some support from other moms by joining CafeMom, a free online community. Join some groups, start conversations, ask questions and share your experiences to help and get help. You can create more awareness, and inspire others to look into something they may be wary about, or not know about at all.

via CafeMom


Take it outside! There are so many ways to learn beyond the classroom. You can use sidewalk chalk to write math problems, practice handwriting with paint, and more.  How does your family learn outside? Share your ideas in the comments below.

via We Are Teachers


Make sure to share your family’s 2014-15 school year goals, and how you’re going to accomplish them in K12’s “Mission: Possible” contest from August 18-September 19 for a chance to win!


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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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