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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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Cranberry Fluff

This would be a great recipe for your grandchildren to help you make because it's mostly hand mixing and the ingredients are easy to measure. You will need: 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups finely chopped, peeled...

Origami Boxes

I had fun with my granddaughter Kate making boxes for Halloween treats and other occasions. Tutorial Turtorial 2

Cherry Tomato Lollipops and Other Summer Snacks

You can serve these lollipops and other snack at your 4th of July celebration or any other summer activity. They can even be used as a centerpiece. Choose the foods you and your family like. I used: cherry tomatoes avocado olives strawberries blueberries cottage...

Ghost on a Lollipop

Here’s a fun and easy treat that you and your grandchildren can make. It can be used as a favor for an October party or given to someone special for a spooky treat. You will need: Lollipops, white tissues (Kleenex), yarn or string, and markers. 1. Cover a lollipop...

Name Book

These books are make from items you already have around the house. It's a great activity and you're recycling too! Name Book This is from Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's recent newsletter. I was fortunate enough to attend this workshop. We made this simple name book as...