Community & Family Life

Fun for Fall – Wellness Centered Activities and Snacks

The October sun is shining a little lower in the sky and leaves are crunching underfoot. Even with our family’s fall routine in swing, we’re feeling like it’s time for some cool weather activities, like mid-day walks, creepy crafts, and smoothies made with Nancy’s Organic Kefir.



Fresh air and exercise are great for health and happiness year-round, so it’s wise to shift plans along with the weather. Darkness falls earlier in colder months and lingers in the mornings. So, like us, you might enjoy fall colors while taking mid-day walks. Not only is it brighter out, but we’ve learned, it’s easier to recruit walking buddies when they’re already up from their warm beds. And if they need a little incentive, you can always take snacks to enjoy along the path. Once exercise is done, you’ll have more time in the evening for getting cozy and making family fun indoors.



Kids love creepy crafts, and grown-ups do too. This upcycle spider idea is super cute and simple to make. Start with an empty Nancy’s container from your afternoon snack!


  1. One clean, dry Nancy’s Yogurt cup
  2. Craft scissors
  3. Colored craft paper
  4. Craft glue or double-sided tape
  5. Pens and pencils for decorating
  6. Three long, black pipe cleaners, or six shorter ones
  7. Two or more ‘googly’ eyes


  1. Place an empty yogurt container upside down on a table. Imagine expressive eyes, fur or fangs. Get creative!
  2. Meanwhile, use scissors to cut a piece of colored craft paper roughly into thirds, adjusting one of the lengths to cover the cup.
  3. Secure the paper at the back with craft glue or double-sided tape. Keep leftover lengths for future spiders. Remember, where there’s one, there’s more!
  4. Use pens and pencils to draw a frightening face on one side of your paper-covered cup (opposite the seam). Don’t forget the fur and fangs!
  5. Use closed scissors to pierce three small lateral holes on each side (in alignment). Thread three long pipe cleaners through to make six spindly legs. Be sure to bend his knees and toes (the better to skitter across your nose).
  6. Lastly, add some ‘googly’ eyes to finish your spider’s expression. Add as many as you dare…



Yummy drinks and seasonal treats are essential this time of year. Made with frozen fruits and Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Kefir, this ‘Candy Corn’ Smoothie is naturally sweet and gut friendly. Not only does each serving provide billions of live probiotics, but thanks to the fruits, it also provides a good dose of vitamin C. All the ingredients below help support your family’s immune health during cold and flu season.


First Layer

  1. Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Kefir Plain

Second Layer

  1. 2 C. Frozen Mango Chunks
  2. ½ C. Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Kefir Plain
  3. 1 Tbsp. Honey

Third Layer

  1. 2 C. Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  2. ½ C. Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Kefir Plain
  3. 1 Tbsp. Honey
  4. Chia seeds, for garnish


  1. Pour Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Kefir into the bottom of four chilled glasses, filling them 1/3 of the way.
  2. In a high-speed blender, puree frozen mango chunks, Kefir, and honey. Gently spoon the mixture over the first layer, filling each glass 2/3 of the way.
  3. Rinse the blender and puree frozen pineapple chunks, Kefir, and honey. Gently spoon the mixture over the second layer, filling each glass the rest of the way.
  4. Garnish each smoothie with chia seeds.


Beginning with wellness centered activities and healthy snacks, we hope we’ve inspired a beautiful and creative transition into fall.

With love, ❤️ – The Kesey Family & all the folks at Springfield Creamery