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Host a cozy sleepover
It’s a perfect time of year to invite friends over for a sleepover. With a little planning, you can make it a night to remember.
Bake up pecan bread pudding
Looking for a comforting sweet treat? Try this dessert, which one member of The Week Junior's staff described as "fantastic!"
Celebrate family traditions
Your family may have special traditions, particularly during this time of year as the holidays approach. Experience the joy of making long-lasting memories together.
Make animal figurines from pine cones
This fun craft uses natural objects that are usually found on the ground and turns them into something special.
Go on an evening nature walk
As it starts getting dark earlier, it’s a good time to consider going on a walk at dusk (when the sun has just set) with your family. You may be surprised how different your walking route feels—and looks and sounds—at this time of day.
Bake up sheet pan nachos
It's easy to make loaded nachos for the whole family, or a group of friends, when you bake them in the oven. We top them with lime sour cream for extra zing.
Explore your local library
Libraries are some of the most magical places on Earth. You might be surprised to learn how much—beyond supplying amazing books—they can do for you.
Make cheesy veggie lasagna rollups
These savory rollups are a fresh version of an Italian classic. Butternut squash and sage fill them with fall flavor.
Host a spooky movie night
Get into the spirit of Halloween with a special screening for family or friends. Here are some tips for planning a fun event.
Craft cardboard haunted houses
Before you recycle those empty toilet paper tubes, try turning them into decorations. Painted black, these houses are perfect for creating a haunted scene.
Make crispy monster treats
These creepy-cute little monsters are sure to be a hit at a Halloween party, and they taste great, too!
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