Fun in the Fall

 

Basically, this is your go-to fall page. It has everything from food to DIY to facts.

Everything fall.

OK.

Decor:

Make a fall garland.

You will need:
Twine, string or yarn (whichever you prefer)
Hot glue gun

Assembling:
Gather 10-12 fallen leaves- especially the colourful ones!

Then, cut a piece of twine, string, or yarn long enough for all your leaves to fit on it. Now, start attaching your leaves onto the string with a hot glue gun. Wait until dry. When it’s dry, viola! That’s your fall garland. Put it anywhere you like, some ideas are:
Above your bed
On the door to your bedroom
Above your desk (if you have one)
In your locker at school

Food:

Fall is never fall without the sweet apple cinnamon muffins and pumpkin pie. So below, we have a simple fall inspired recipe!

Fall Bites (Mini Pies)

 You will need:
2 tablespoons flour
1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
Cooking spray
Pie filling (see recipe)

1.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Scatter flour onto a cutting board and unroll one pie crust. Let it sit for a minute or two if it is cold because it works best at room temperature.

3. Roll the pie crust a with a rolling pin to flatten it just a little bit.

4. Use a four-inch cookie cutter to cut circles into the dough. If you don’t have a four-inch cookie cutter, try using a Tupperware lid or the lid from a jar that is close in measurement (That’s what we did).

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5. Begin to cut out circles in the pie crust. You have to fit 6 circles into one dough the first time, without re-gathering and re-rolling the dough, so we recommend going around by the edges and closing in. Repeat with the second dough until you have 12 circles of dough.

6. Grab a muffin pan and grease it with cooking spray. Place each circle in the muffin pan and gently press the dough against the sides and bottoms. Use another muffin pan if needed.

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Filling

Now, it’s time for the filling!

1. Ask your mom, dad, nanny, or guardian to peel and dice 2 cups of apples.

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2. In a small bowl, mix the 2 cups of diced and peeled apples with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of flour and a 1/3 cup of water. Use a spoon to mix it a little.

3. Take out the muffin pan(s) and scoop around 2 tablespoons of your apple mixture into each pie crust. If you have any extras, take the time to see which crusts have more than others and which have less than others. Try to make them all even.

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4. BONUS: to add decoration, use a small cookie cutter to cut out a star (or whatever you like!) with the extra pie crust. Gently place on top of each pie. This is only a bonus, and the recipe is perfectly fine without it!

5. Place the pies in the oven for 25-30 minutes in a preheated 400-degree oven. Let the pies cool after they are out of the oven.

6. Time to enjoy! For an extra special taste, drizzle caramel sauce over your pie!
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Activities:

We all know that fall is known for all its colourful leaves and pumpkins. So here is a fun way to spend an afternoon outside!

You will need:

  • an leaf blower
  • rake
  • leaves
  • adult supervision

Gather up as much leaves as you can with a rake and put them in a pile. Then, grab some friends and take turns standing in the leave pile while another friend uses the air blower to blow leaves around you. When all the leaves have blown away, gather up some more and do it again! It’s great to keep you occupied!

Facts:

  1. Fall started on September 23rd and will end on December 21st.
  2. It is believed that if you have a birthday in the fall, you (supposedly) are a better student in school, and are supposed to live longer. 
  3. Before it was called fall or autumn, fall was called “harvest”.
  4. Have you ever thought about how some countries don’t have fall? It’s true! People living closer to the equator, such as the people who live on the Caribbean islands don’t experience fall at all.
  5. Movies with the title Autumn in it have never won an Oscar award. But titles with spring, summer, and winter have!

Make sure to tell us what fall traditions you have on the contact page!