autumn

I have the honor of hosting the Multicultural Kids Carnival this month and the theme is Autumn Crafts and Foods. I am admittedly not skilled in arts and crafts but fortunately, the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs are here to hold my hand with some really easy and cute crafts. I can’t wait to try some of these delicious recipes (hint: pumpkin is the secret ingredient for most of them!)

I received so many submissions that I separated them into categories: Autumn foods and Autumn Crafts. I’m sure you will be inspired by these ideas.

 

Autumn Foods

I want Olga Mecking from the European Mama to come to my house and bake some delicious German and Polish apple pie and her savory pumpkin bread.

 

Savoury Pumpkin Bread

It’s pumpkin time! There are so many great recipes, perfect for fall! Now for me, pumpkin has always been something to use in savoury recipes like soups, quiches, curries and other great meals. My father used to make great pumpkin soup with curry. It can also be used instead of carrots.

Grab one of those ready-made pie crusts from the refrigerator section of your grocery store and some ripe and juicy plums and pears and make some French fruit tarts with Phoebe from Lou Messugo.

Swedes will love this recipe as it features the most popular edible mushroom found in everyone’s backyard—the chanterelle mushroom with BACON. Yummmm.

Chanterelle Cream Sauce with Bacon – Let the Journey Begin

Growing up I was not a particularly picky eater but there was one thing I really did not like: mushrooms. Yet every late summer when the golden chanterelles appeared in market stands in the nearby town my mom would cook chanterelle cream sauce and serve them with new potatoes from our garden.

Inspired by Familia has a great idea to use mandarins as pumpkins for Halloween as a silly snack. You should also check out a pumpkin cheese ball if you want to try something new for your Halloween party this year.

Some other silly snacks are Franken-juice and Boo-nanas. Your kids will love them! There is also this great recipe for easy pumpkin puree in the crock pot in case  you can’t find the canned version where you live (I know that it’s a very rare and expensive commodity in Sweden).

How to Make Pumpkin Puree in the Crock Pot – Inspired by Familia

How to make pumpkin puree in the crockpot – This recipe will have you wondering why you haven’t made your own pumpkin puree. I love how easy it is to whip up and that I don’t have to puree it afterwards.

Multicultural Kid Blogs has a super article with lots of fall recipes featuring apples, pumpkins, and figs.

If your kids are up for a culinary trip around the world, check out Amanda Mouttaki’s Moroccan fall recipes that are perfect during the cool weather months.

Global Table Adventure has a fun Argentine beef stew that is served in a pumpkin. How cool!

Argentine Beef Stew in a Pumpkin | Carbonada en Zapallo

In 2011 a young Argentine man went viral in a 6-second video when he laughed about the cost of a burger at a soccer stadium. His exact words were: Con quince peso me hago alto guiso.pum For 15 pesos I could make quite the stew.

Crafty Mom Share has an authentic Native American recipe (Wampanoag) featuring cranberries. And Kid World Citizen uses pumpkin with this super easy and super delicious Mexican dessert recipe.

Mexican Sweet Pumpkin Dessert

Super-easy, super-delicious: the Mexican recipe of ” calabaza en tacha ” is a sweet pumpkin dessert that kids will love. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! Pumpkin has been cultivated in Mexico for thousands of years.

Pack-N-Go Girls will walk you through a fun Thai pumpkin custard or Sankaya that looks delicious! And warm up with some Lebanese lentil soup with A Crafty Arab.

And finally, Castle View Academy’s recipe of pumpkin gingerbread loaf combines two delicious fall flavors into a beautiful bread that is perfect for a gift or delicious snack.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Loaf – Castle View Academy

Autumn flavours are all around us now! There’s nothing better than some fresh baking to fill the house with a feeling of warmth and love. I thought I’d share a fantastic recipe with you for pumpkin gingerbread loaf…you know…to use up some of that pumpkin that you may have left over from your Jack-O-Lantern carving.

Autumn Crafts

There are chestnuts all over the ground these days. Scoop up some and make these cute chestnut animals with Ilze Ievina.

Break out the play dough to make some cute pumpkins as Halloween party favors by Inspired By Familia.

Castle View Academy has some cute ideas for repurposing those fallen leaves into cute napkin rings.

More fun with leaves with Eolia Disler’s really easy fall decoration ideas.

Déco d’Automne facile / Easy Fall decoration

Pour rendre la maison plus accueillante pour l’Automne et Halloween, j’ai décidé d’utiliser quelques guirlandes, des formes en feutrine et des objets récoltés pendant nos promenades. Voici le résultat. To make the house looks cosy for Fall and Halloween, I decided to use some garlands, some felt shapes and some things we collected during our walks.

Carrie at Crafty Mom Share has some easy Autumn peg dolls that my son said looked really cute! She also has a sweet idea for creating a leaf garland for your tree.

Leaves–Crafts & a Story

Today we worked on changing Hazel’s seasonal tree to be autumn. We started to hang our salt dough ornaments and I made her a leaf garland. All I did was use thread and a needle to sew some fabric leaves that I bought at the dollar store.

Elisa at Mama Smiles has really cute felt pumpkin faces that will help your children learn emotions. I’m sure you can use construction paper if you can’t easily find felt. She also has this really cute free haunted house printable that is perfect for decorating for Halloween.

Halloween Haunted House Printable: Who’s There?

I made this fun Halloween haunted house printable for my kids last year on Halloween. Now I’m sharing it for your kids to enjoy this year! We have used this printable in two ways. I actually created it to print on my Silhouette Cameo , but if you are patient you can use scissors or an X-acto knife to cut it out instead.

If you’re like me, Halloween always sneaks up on me and I have had to DIY my kids’ costumes a few years. Mama Smiles has really cute fleece DIY cat, bunny, and fox costumes.

Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes has a really cute Thanksgiving craft that will keep your kids busy.

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

With Thanksgiving coming up we were ready to make some turkey crafts. 🙂 This easy kid-friendly Thanksgiving craft was made out of craft foam, and we used glue and buttons for the eyes. I can’t draw a turkey so I searched the net for turkey templates.

My kids love dragons and I can’t wait to try out this cute combination of dragons and harvest season by Crafty Mom Share.

Nothing says Halloween like some spooky skeletons and Kali Lin at For The Love Of Spanish has a bunch of skeleton crafts for you to try.

Catarina Queiroz has imaginative crafts with leaves. I really need to head to my arts and crafts store to stock up on googly eyes.

Are you a bilingual household with Spanish? For The Love of Spanish has creative ways for kids to learn Spanish Halloween vocabulary that doesn’t involve memorization.

Carrie at Crafty Mom Share has creative ways to introduce your children to Native American history that will give your kids a better understanding of Thanksgiving.

I really love it when science (my forte) is combined with art (my daughter’s forte) and we can do activities together that we both love. Inspired by Familia has this great pumpkin investigation activity that will have your kids begging you to pick up more gourds from the market.

Pumpkin Investigation Activities {Science & Art}

We went to the market and picked out our pumpkins! The kids have been begging me to get pumpkins so we did, I’m not sure if they’ll make it until Halloween. This whole week we focused on all things pumpkin in our homeschool.

I hope you’ve been inspired! There is so much to do indoors and outdoors with our kids this fall. Enjoy!

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