September 12, 2017

7 Pumpkin Recipes That Your Kids Can Enjoy With You

Fall is upon us, and you know what that means…pumpkin everything! From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin cheesecake, for some reason, the entire world is obsessed. And to indulge that obsession, our friends at Lolo’s Little Darlin’s Daycare, a Rexburg preschool, have put together a list of fun pumpkin recipes you and your kids can enjoy.   
1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
What child doesn’t love cookies? And what parent for that matter? Take this spin on a classic and enjoy some of these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for an after school snack.

2. Mini Pumpkin Pies
These mini pumpkin pies pops will satisfy your pumpkin pie craving and give your kids a fun treat. And you don’t have to feel bad when you eat the whole pie!

3. Pumpkin Pie French Toast
Your kids will love waking up on a Saturday to the smell of pumpkin pie french toast. This breakfast is one that the whole family will enjoy and beg for throughout the rest of the year. And the best part is, you can freeze the leftovers for easy breakfasts before work or school.

4. Pumpkin Popsicles
These dairy-free treats are sure to please all, especially the ice cream lovers in the family. All it takes is some banana, pumpkin, and honey, and you have yourself a delicious pumpkin treat.
5. Pumpkin Cheerios Marshmallow Treats
If you and your kids like Rice Crispy treats, these are sure to please. See if you can find a box of Pumpkin Spice Cheerios this fall season and whip up a batch of these marshmallow treats for your family.

6. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Looking for a healthy pumpkin treat to enjoy? Try this pumpkin pie smoothie. Dress it up with fun straws and fancy glasses (or plastic for the kiddos).

7. Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t need a mug of cocoa every morning as the weather gets cooler? Or take this yummy pumpkin hot chocolate and sit around the fire with your family or curl up and watch your favorite holiday movie.

August 18, 2017

7 Family Friendly Fall Activities

What do you do when it’s not quite pumpkin carving season, but you don’t want to be stuck trying to entertain the kids at home all weekend?
With school starting and the weather cooling down, you’ll want some fun fall activities that you can do with your family. Take a look at some of these fun ideas that children of all ages, and even the parents, can enjoy.
1. Corn Mazes
Some corn mazes start as early as the beginning of September. Find a maze near you and take the whole family. Split up into teams to play hide and seek, or have a competition to see who can make it out of the maze the quickest.
2. Go Apple Picking
Fall is the season for apples! Take your family to a nearby orchard and pick apples to make pies, applesauce, apple juice, or just to eat.
3. Go on a Hike
Take your family hiking. With different apps like TrailLink, you can find fun hikes close to you for varying difficulty levels, from beginners to expert. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy what nature has to offer.
4. Fall Crafts
Feeling crafty? Make some fun fall crafts with your kids, like a pinecone bird feeder or a scarecrow to decorate your front porch with.
5. Baking
Teach your kids how to bake some yummy fall treats. Make an apple or pumpkin pie, pumpkin cranberry bread, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, leaf-shaped sugar cookies. The possibilities are endless.
6. Make Costumes
Get a head start on your Halloween costumes. They are so much more fun when you’ve made your own. Have your kids brainstorm ideas for what they want to be (2-3 ideas in case they can’t find what they’re looking for) and then take them kids shopping to look for different pieces to build their costumes. Or just make costumes for fun to play in!
7. Build a Fire
Go out to the country, or your own backyard if you have the space, and have a bonfire with your family. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows and just enjoy each other’s company.

Just because it’s not a holiday season yet and summer will be over doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!