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Where parents and grandparents will find a variety of creative, fun, and educational activities that can be enjoyed together to build strong relationships and lasting memories.
Cinco de Mayo Facts

Cinco de Mayo Facts

Facts about Cinco de MayoCinco de Mayo means "fifth of May" in Spanish. It's an important day in Mexico and is celebrated each year with a fiesta. The story of Cinco de Mayo began over 100 years ago with a young orphan boy, Benito Juarez who grew up, studied law and...

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Placemat for Cinco de Mayo

Placemat for Cinco de Mayo

You probably never thought something as fun and easy as making a placemat would also develop important skills. This activity, great for any celebration, helps children with small muscle coordination and patterning which is an important math skill. GET DIRECTIONS

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Writing Personal History

I would really like to write a personal history for my children and grandchildren but it seems overwhelming. How do I begin and what should I include? I often find myself saying “I remember when ……” and sharing a memory , so I decided to begin writing short “I...

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Off-the-Cuff Bracelets

Off-the-Cuff Bracelets

Repurpose an old sweater and create these easy and inexpensive bracelets. You will need: Old wool sweater Scissors Embroidery needle Embroidery floss Buttons, felt shapes, paper flowers, and other embellishments Directions: 1. Felt the wool. Wash the sweater in hot...

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What Makes a Family Happy?

What is your secret to a happy family? Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of the book "The Secrets of Happy Families, says there a 4 keys to building a family that will be truly happy. 1. Happy families know who they are. When your family agrees on its core values and...

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The Giant Jam Sandwich Math Activity

This is a fun activity that combines addition, multiplication & division skills. The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Lord & Janet Burroway is a tall tale about a village afflicted by a plague of wasps. They try many ways to get rid of them but they are...

Learning Disabilities Information

If you have a child or grandchild with a learning disability you'll what to check out this information I found on the Family Education website for ideas and resources. Learning Disabilities

Christmas Card Recycle Activity

Instead of throwing away your Christmas and holiday cards and leftover pieces of ribbon, recycle them into thank you notes and gift tags. With your grandchildren you can cut out pictures from the cards and glue them on cardstock to be used like a postcard. Then send...

Everglades by Jean Craighead George

This is a great book to read for Earth Day. It tells of five children traveling through the Florida Everglades by canoe, their guide tells them about the change in the landscape around them. They learn that it is now an endangered ecosystem, one that will only survive...

Independence Day Songs

These songs are sung to familiar tunes so you don't need a piano. What a great activity for a family reunion or a neighborhood celebration. Get Songs