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Make-Your-Own Pizza Party

Whether it’s a party for just you and your child or you invite friends and families over, a make-your-own pizza party is a great way to celebrate an occasion or even create one yourself. What the children don’t know is that it’s a learning experience, too! We have a friend who hosts a pizza party every year, and it’s so much fun. Supplies are

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Plan a Progressive Dinner

If you’re looking for a fun family activity for the holidays or any day, organize a progressive dinner. It’s not only an enjoyable way to spend an evening, but you’ll get to know your child’s friends and their parents better as well. A progressive supper involves a meal made up of several courses – all at different locations. Because you’ll be progressing along with

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The Story of Ferdinand

One of our favorite books (and probably one of yours too) is The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson. In the story, a little bull in Spain loves to sit under a tree and smell the flowers while all the other young bulls fight and butt each other.  When they all are grown, the other bulls dream of fighting in

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite picture books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. In the story, the caterpillar comes out of his egg and is very hungry. He eats and eats and eats until he makes a cocoon – later to emerge as a beautiful butterfly. And what does he eat? He starts off with an apple, then goes through pears, plums, strawberries,

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Healthy Afterschoolers

After a full day of learning, my son is ravenous. Choosing healthy snack foods to have available for him is imperative. Healthy snacks can improve a person’s health by adding fiber and nutrients to the diet. For a child, a healthy snack can provide a much needed energy boost, for after school activities including homework. Top 20 healthy snack foods to have on hand

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Healthier Halloween

When I was a kid, trick or treating was done on the one night only. I remember my brother and I fretting over the weather if it was cloudy.   Would Halloween be cancelled of it rained?  Nowadays, there are 101 events leading up to Halloween night, both outside of and in school.  Each event brings with it a barrage of cavity and belly ache

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Food Allergies Can Affect Mood

We have been lucky in our lives not to encounter any serious food sensitivities in our children. I do know of many friends and family who deal with this- in some cases, it’s been very serious. Though my friends stories are all different, one thing always remains constant. They almost all say food sensitivities affect the mood and personality of their children. They only

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Cool Off With These Summer Treats!

As the weather is getting warmer, kids want their snacks to get cooler…literally! As the summer months roll in, try these fun recipes that will cool off your kids when the sun comes up! Homemade Ice Cream: What You’ll Need: 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk or half & half 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons rock salt 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g.,

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Snack on This! – Afterschool Recipes

When kids get home from school, sometimes all they can think about is candy, cake and cookies. There are so many fun and healthier options for after school snacks. You can make cooking easy and fun! Here are some ideas that will be fun for children to make, and eat! Ants on a Log Ingredients: Peanut Butter (or light cream cheese if students have

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