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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.
Milk Carton Catcher

Milk Carton Catcher

This is a fun and easy way to play catch with kids. It’s especially great for younger children who may have difficulty catching with their hands. You can even play inside the house. Materials: 1 gallon milk carton with handle (empty, of course) Ball or bean bag...

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Fun Family Reading Ideas

Fun Family Reading Ideas

Great ideas from the National PTA, to help your child learn to read or become a better reader. 1. License to read. On car trips, make it a game to point out and read license plates, billboards, and interesting road signs. 2. Better than TV. Swap evening TV for a good...

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Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies

Nothing like an ice cold smoothie to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. They're easy to make and healthy too. Sunny Surprise Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup low-fat milk 8 ounces frozen strawberries 3 ounces orange juice concentrate 1 frozen banana (cut into chunks...

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Father’s Day Gift

Father’s Day Gift

This is an easy gift for fathers made from a CD cover. Dad can display this on his desk at work or someplace that he can see it often. You will need: Clear CD cover Paper Scissors & glue Markers, stickers, photos, etc. Directions: 1. Trace paper and cut to fit...

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Black & White by David Macaulay

Black & White by David Macaulay

This is a fantastic book for kids of all ages. It actually has 4 stories going on at the same time but they are all linked together. It's fun for kids to discover how they all relate to each other. The illustrations are great. Teaching Ideas

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Splatter Paint Activity

r This is a great activity to do outdoors. You'll need: paper plates, paint brushes, paint (water based are best) and something to cover the ground ( plastic tablecloth, newspaper, old sheet). This can get messy so wear some old clothes, an apron or a paint shirt. Lay...

Treasure Hunt

This year our family reunion was at a lake. At the end of a fun day of playing in the water, my daughter, Callee did a darling activity with the young kids. It was a treasure hunt. She had 5 stations. Each station had a different activity to be completed to get the...

Pom Pom Animals

I traveled to Denver last weekend to visit with my daughter who will be married next month. With that marriage I not only will have a great son-in-law but also 2 grandchildren. This was the first time I had met them so I wanted to do a fun but easy project. We made...

Dear Mrs. LaRue by Mark Teague

This is a humorous story written from the perspective of a dog that is sent to obedience school by his owner Mrs. LaRue. He writes letters to her each day trying to convince her that he needs to come home. The illustrations show that he is really living the life of...

Apple Yarn Favor

You can also use orange yarn and make pumpkins. Get Directions