Helpful Ideas

Talking Sticks

Talking Sticks

Sometimes it’s hard to get children to tell you about their day. Talking sticks can get a child talking. On craft sticks write different questions. Put the sticks in a cup and during dinner have each family member take turns drawing a stick and answering the question....

Making Your Home Safe For Grandchildren

Making Your Home Safe For Grandchildren

If your grandchildren are coming for a visit, whether long or short, you want your home to be safe. Here's a website mysafehome.org that lets you take a virtual tour of a home and gives safety tips for each room. There's other great information too.

Carob Candy

Carob Candy

Carob Candy You will need: 1 c. honey 1 c. peanut butter 1 c. carob powder 1 c. sesame seeds 1 c. unsalted peanuts ½ c. shredded coconut 1. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. 2. Heat honey and peanut butter until they can be easily mixed together. 3. Quickly add the...

Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies

You and your grandchildren will really enjoy making this unique treat together. It’s easy and fun. For each cookie you will need: 2 vanilla wafers 1 peppermint patty coconut vanilla frosting food coloring (green, red, yellow) To assemble: Begin with 1 vanilla wafer...

Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Three R’s For Keeping Your Children Safe Online

Help keep your kids safe online by reviewing these tips. RECOGNIZE - Teach your children to recognize unsafe and inappropriate situations, web sites, chat rooms and instant messages. When they are aware of where dangers might be, they can avoid those situations....

Freezer Strawberry Jam

Freezer Strawberry Jam

This is so easy you can do this in the morning with your kids or grandkids and serve it for lunch. Anytime you give children an opportunity to measure it builds their skill in understanding numbers and what they represent. It also helps them understand capacity and...