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Family FunSpot September

Family FunSpot September

Step into September when the FunSpot goes scavenging, planting, experimenting and crunching. No matter what we do along the way, we’re destined for fun!

 

Crunchy Caramel Apple Dip

Crunchy Caramel Apple Dip

9/24/19

Nothing is as tasty as a tart apple with a yummy dip. Try this 5-minute recipe for a fun, flavorful and crunchy autumn snack.

You will need:

  • Tart apples
  • 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Heath toffee pieces
  • Covered container
  • Handheld mixer

Instructions:

Blend the sugar, cream cheese and vanilla with a handheld mixer

Add the Heath toffee pieces to the sugar and cream cheese mixture

Place in a container and serve with apple slices

Cover and refrigerate any leftover dip

The dip may be stored for up to 5 days if it lasts that long!

Enjoy!

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at crunchycreamysweet.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

Rubber Chicken Bones

Rubber Chicken Bones

9/17/19

It’s hard to believe that a chicken bone can be transformed from something rigid to something bendy and soft, but here’s how you do it!

You will need:

  • Clean, dry chicken bones
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • A jar with a lid that is large enough to hold and submerge the chicken bones

Instructions:

Fill the jar with vinegar

Place the chicken bones inside

Allow the bones to soak for 3 to 5 days—long enough for the vinegar to absorb the calcium from the bones and make them bendable

Pull the bones from the vinegar, rinse and allow them to dry

Experiment with how far they will bend and flex

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at amomentinourworld.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

Dinosaur Terrariums

Dinosaur Terrariums

9/10/19

This one is super fun and there are a variety of ways to go about creating a prehistoric craft.

You will need:

  • Miniature dinosaurs—available at hobby and craft stores
  • Potting soil
  • Clear container or plastic terrarium vessel
  • Small live plants or artificial plants if desired, succulents look great
  • Colored sand or pebbles
  • Small spoon
  • Plant mister or spray bottle filled with water if using live plants

Instructions:

Add soil to the terrarium container, fill 1/3 to 1/2 full

Plant the live plants or place the artificial plants in soil

Sprinkle the colored sand or pebbles on top of the soil for interest

Place the plastic dinosaurs inside the terrarium

We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at thisisladyland.com for sharing this activity with our team

 

Super Scavenger Hunts

Super Scavenger Hunts

9/3/19

When I was growing up this was a great way to explore the neighborhood and make new friends while taking part in a silly, competitive activity! If the children are older, they can use a cell phone to take a photo of the item they are looking for.

You will need:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Note pads
  • Phone with photographic capabilities (if the children are older)
  • A bag to hold the items found

Instructions:

Simply make a list of random objects for the kids to hunt for. You can theme the list (things you can find in nature) or make it a really random list of items. I like to make it filled with strange and disconnected items along with easily accessible things.

Here’s a sample list:

  • A flower
  • A feather
  • A piece of red string
  • A marshmallow
  • A paintbrush
  • An apple core
  • A sparkling item with sequin or glitter
  • A rubber ball
  • An autograph from someone whose names starts with T
  • Something that floats
  • Something clear
  • A blue crayon
  • A seashell
  • A license plate with the number 5 in it.
We would like to thank our FunSpot friends at thedatingdivas.com for sharing this activity with our team
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