Mum Cupcakes & Fun Fall Learning Activities for Children

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Fall has always been a favorite season of mine. Pumpkin patches, apple picking and crunching leaves work together to create an atmosphere of fun and exploration for children. Over the years we’ve collected acorns, gone on hay rides, and gone apple tasting. I’ve even broken some rules and climbed apple trees that weren’t supposed to be climbed.

Oh yes, yes, I did.

Between all the outdoor fun you can have with your kids during fair weather and the great books, crafts, and snacks to make inside, you’re set for making beautiful memories this autumn.

Get Reading

Get Crafting

Get Cooking

  • Involve the kids in helping to make Taco Soup in the crockpot.
  • Make Slab Apple Pies – so delicious and so easy for kids to help
  • Apple Crowns are a healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes.
  • Decorate some fall flower cupcakes.

Get Out!

  • Walk through the woods and collect leaves and acorns.
  • Go apple picking.
  • Visit the pumpkin patch.
  • Rake leaves and jump in the piles.
  • Have a bonfire and toast marshmallows.

What does your family enjoy doing in the fall?

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  1. We are an apple and pumpkin picking family. We’ve been apple picking once already, but I’m sure we’ll have to go again — they’re not lasting long! (Also, I really like some of the later-ripening varieties.) And I’m looking forward to pumpkin season: there’s a big blank spot on our grocery shelves where the canned pumpkin used to be, and a note apologizing to customers that there won’t be any more until this year’s harvest.

  2. We are having dinner with friends tomorrow night and I am bringing dessert. I spent most of the afternoon surfing my favorite blogs for inspiration (what did we do before blogs & internet??). I saw the candy corn cupcakes and decided to make them. They are so easy and my 6 year old had so much fun decorating them! It also helped that Walgreens has Brachs candy corn on sale for $.69 this week. Thanks for the inspiration!