Category — Independence Day
Here is mine:
10. I was able to go to college and choose my profession.
9. I have a home that provides protection.
8. I am able to have a driver’s license and drive.
7. I am able to voice my opinion without fear of being jailed.
6. I am able to vote for the candidate of my choice.
5. I have a voice in what happens in my community.
4. My dreams are not limited by anyone but me.
3. I am able to have a family and share their lives.
2. I am able to worship the God of my choice.
1. I have the freedom to make choices about my life.
July 1, 2010 3 Comments
Your kids or grandkids can make these FUN NAPKIN RINGS for a family Independence Day celebration.
June 30, 2010 No Comments
Star Pastry Treat
You will need:
2 sheets of ready-rolled puff pastry
1/3 C jam (any flavor)
1 C whipped cream
Large star cookie cutter
Non-stick baking paper
Preheat the oven to 350°
1. Cut stars from the pastry, using a large star cookie cutter. If you do not have a cookie cutter make a star pattern from cardboard and trace using a butter knife.
2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
3. Place the pastry stars on the baking tray and prick them all over with a fork.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the stars are puffed and golden. Let cool.
5. Slice the stars in half horizontally and spread the bottom halves with jam and cream.
6. Put the tops back on and sandwich together. Dust with confectioner sugar and colored sprinkles.
Makes about 14 stars.
June 29, 2010 1 Comment
You can your children make this easy decorations for your July 4th celebration.
cardboard tubes (toilet paper, paper towel, foil) about 5 inches in height
Patterns – DOWNLOAD FIRECRACKER PATTERNS
crayons or markers
colored paper or foil
Print patterns and write “What America Means to Me” in the spaces provided.
Color then cut out and glue around cardboard tube.
Make the tube look like a firecracker by gluing strips of color paper or foil on the inside of the tube.
June 28, 2010 2 Comments
October 28, 2009 1 Comment
I seemed to be obsessed with recycling. My grown children often make fun of me about it. I get excited when I can use something I already have to make something new. But that also means saving stuff (or junk as some like to refer to it). Well, I used some of that stuff to make this paper plate shaker. The left over paper plates from a New Year’s Day celebration and ribbons from various different gifts I have received over the year. You can have your children and grandchildren make a shaker then sing songs together. It would be fun to make then at a family reunion, neighborhood, church, or community party and have a parade.
2 paper plates for each shaker (I used the small ones because they are easier to hold onto and you don’t need as many beans.)
Ribbons, crepe paper or other items for decorating
Markers, paint or crayons
1. Decorate the outside of the paper plates
2. As you begin to staple around the edge add your decorations
3. When you are near the end fill your shaker with beans
4. Then finish stapling making sure you have stapled close enough so the beans don’t fall out
June 30, 2009 No Comments
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
June 26, 2009 No Comments
June 2, 2009 No Comments