Archive for Month: October


The Mystery of the Crossett Ghost Light

You’ve heard of haunted houses, but have you ever heard of a haunted railroad track? Well, some believe you will find one in Crossett, Arkansas. The story begins over 100 years ago. Crossett had a railroad worker, a brakeman, who came to an untimely end in the early 1900s...

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Bookworm Kids: Harvesting Some Good Reads for Fall

This month’s fall reading list is brought to you by the Elkins Public Library. The library is located at 352 N. Center Street, directly behind Chambers Bank and adjacent to the Elkins Elementary School. In the Middle of Fall By Kevin Henkes Grades: Pre-K to 2nd The colors...

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Sisters Use Powerful Tool of Kindness to Help Others During the Pandemic

Do you have a guiding principle you strive to live by? Two sisters from West Fork—both active in 4-H Club—follow an inspiring rule of service to others, so we chose them as this month’s Kid Heroes. “Every little thing we can do for others matters,” says Etana Morse, 14....

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Kids and Their Pets: A Furry Little Chipmunk Named Chippie

Most kids have pets like cats, dogs, fish and hamsters, but how many have a pet chipmunk? When eight-year-old Marcus recently visited his grandparents in Fayetteville, he got to feed and pet Chippie. But Chippie isn’t an indoor pet. She lives outside in the wild. Grammy and Bop, as...

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Spooky Halloween Slime

Here at Official Kids Mag, we believe you can never have enough slime, especially at Halloween. The slimier, the better! Making slime is actually chemistry… and playing with it is fun, fun, fun! Ingredients •Elmer’s glue (most kinds of white craft glue will work – try glitter glue for...

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Pinecone & Acorn Forest Fairies

There’s not a lot blooming in the garden in the fall, but there are plenty of treasures to be found. You can use them to create cute little forest fairies. Just collect some pine cones, acorns, colorful leaves, twigs and other bits from your yard or garden. Then make...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Wacky for Apples

Here are some fun snacks you can make using the best fruit of fall… apples! Apple chips Ingredients • 2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions 1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. 2. Arrange...

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