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October Family Fun? 

October Family Fun–part 1

 WE ALL DO!!!! 

Here in the northern hemisphere, the days are growing shorter and colder.

 The weather for many of us is becoming cooler—just the beginning of cold weather. Autumn is here. There is plenty of time for October Family Fun. So enjoy the outdoors fun before the cold weather.  Apples, pumpkins, and changing leaves paint a beautiful scene for us to enjoy before the cold weather sets in.

October 1.  National Homemade Cookies Day.   

Baking makes the house smell good!

National Homemade Cookie Day


Today is Homemade Cookies Day! Rather than stop by the store for your favorite brand of cookie, bake up your batch of cookies today! Whether you use a family recipe or browse online for a fun new treat to try, today is the perfect day to bake up delicious cookies.

Cookies originated from extra cake batter that Dutch bakers experimented with cooking at varying oven temperatures. Eventually, they got it right, realized how yummy they are, and named these tiny cakes “cookies!”

What's your favorite cookie ingredient – chocolate chips, peanut butter, nuts, sprinkles? There are too many types to name! To celebrate Homemade Cookies Day, find a great recipe and get creative in your kitchen today!  Source: Homemade Cookies Day

October 2. 1902 – The Tale of Peter Rabbit is published.

PeterRabbit.com is an excellent website to explore with your young one.  There are games (which I enjoyed).  Some are best played after watching or reading the story.  Her artwork is quietly breath-taking–calming.  Enjoy this wonderful classic!

October 3.  The Space Shuttle Atlantis Day   The Space Shuttle Atlantis made its maiden flight in 1985.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Day


Download a PDF from NASA.GOV and create a paper shuttle.  Explore the site and find coloring books, full-color shuttle mission posters, what is involved in a countdown and so much more.   No time to be bored today…

Oct 4. National Taco Day

Everyone loves tacos!  Today, make them with your family.  Try one or more of 18 delicious looking recipes from Community Table

Let me know which ones you like best!

National Taco Day

Oct. 5  Do Something Nice Day

Do something nice day

 Oct 6.  World Smile Day 

World Smile Day celebrates the ever popular smiley face

“Scientist and spiritual teachers alike agree that the simple act can transform you and the world around you.

Current research (and common sense) shows us that a smile is contagious  

It can make us appear more attractive to others. It lifts our mood as well as the moods of those around us. And it can even lengthen our lives.”

 sourced from PsychologyToday.com

Oct. 7   World Card Making Day

This is a great idea to start building your card inventory.

Oct. 8   American Touch Tag Day

Touch Tag is considered a playground game.  One player is “it” and chases the other players, attempting to touch or tag them. Once someone new is tagged, that person becomes “it.”  There are many variations of the game.  The once popular game has suffered a bit in the past few years.  Some adults feel that there is a strong chance of injury and have banned it from some school playgrounds.

Oct. 9  Moldy Cheese Day   Need I say more?

Oct. 10.   National Angel Food Cake Day

Angel Food Cake is light and airy. It is so different from other cakes.  It is often paired 7-minute frosting or fresh whipped cream and seasonal berries.  Soooooo Good!  My Grandma Alice is the best when it came to baking this cake and I have many memories of tip-toeing around the house so the cake would not fall.  It was such a treat.

Oct. 11  International Spinning Top Day

International Top Spinning Day


Oct. 12  Farmers Day

When I lived on the farm I loved the sound of the combines working through the night.  It usully meant an abundant harvest.   It was a comforting sound.

This is one of my sons on the farm. 

My children developed a strong work ethic and respect and love for their livestock.  
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 Oct. 13  World Egg Day

What did the egg say to the clown?

You crack me up.


Why did the egg go to school?

To get egg-ucated.

For fun egg jokes and puns go to  http://laffgaff.com/egg-puns-and-jokes/       http://www.eggs.org.nz/egg-jokes/


Oct. 14 National Dessert Day

 If you want to make a fantastic dessert, try this one.  It's from Mommypotamus.

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Almond Butter Cups Recipe

For more Family Fun Ideas take a look at The Family Bucket List.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

And sharing more Family Fun times!!!!

 you may want to add some of the Apple Cider Recipes to your days.

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