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The Fun and Art of Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin carving, painting, or decorating is one of those activities that can bring family members of all ages and description together for fun. Other groups of people such as teachers or leaders with students, scouts, teams, or specialty classes can have a good time decorating pumpkins too. It fun, a little messy, and can teach safety with using sharp tools, give the opportunity for creativity and pride of one’s work, and allow for memorable conversations between participants. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Celebrate Fathers

Children and adults can both celebrate dads. If dad is available, take him out to dinner, have a bar-b-q, watch a sports game together or spend time enjoying a favorite activity of his, with him. (This might be as simple as a game of catch, playing music on an instrument, puttering to fix something, or tending a garden together.) Time spent with one another, where conversations happen is the key to making it special. Share special memories you have about time spent with your father. Thank him for all he’s done for you over the years. Click here for the full article.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors & Dynamite

The other day I was playing with three of my grandchildren. Innocently I reached up on the shelf in the garage to get down a bottle of bubbles. I only had one bottle and this incited world war between the three grandkids. The kids were grabbing, screaming and crying trying to assert there way, “Me first” “My bubbles!”. I realized that I was quickly losing control. I resorted to the primal Grandma squeal, stopping them in their tracks. They all three froze to see what was wrong. I quickly said, “I know how we will settle this Rock, Paper ,Scissors & Dynamite.” Click here for the full article.
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Use holidays to teach children lessons

Learning should be fun. Children learn best when they think they are playing. Holidays and celebrations are usually good times, which makes them wonderful opportunities for teaching. March has several regular holidays and every month has special days you can find in an online search. Here are some examples of ways to learn while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Click here for the full article.
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Kas Winters Add some Giggles to your Gifts

In our family, we focus more on the fun of being together than on the gifts given or received. Some of the most memorable items exchanged are often inexpensive, handmade or ones that make us laugh. We'll admit that opening gifts is seldom boring, but it's quite a bit of fun to make the exchange itself amusing. We remember those chuckles for years. Click here for the full article.
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Celebrate Autumn

There are many simple ways to enjoy the season of autumn. Many of them are free or very inexpensive. Have fun together and delight in harvest time. Celebrate the beauty of the autumn season with autumn leaf projects. They are simple enough for children to enjoy and often produce crafts that provide kids with a real sense of accomplishment. You can press leaves and then use the dried leaves for decorating. Paint on the vein side of leaves and press that painted side on fabric to make placemats or on paper to make cards, stationery or party invitations. Make leaf rubbings by placing leaves, vein side up, under a piece of white paper and rubbing the paper which is over the leaf, with the side of a crayon. The pattern of the leaf will show up on the paper. For little kids, this is almost like the magic of making something appear that wasn’t there before. Click here for the full article.
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Explore outdoors with your Children

What a delightful time of year to explore outdoors with children! Plant something. Put seeds in the ground or in pots. Add cheerful color to your surroundings with floral bedding plants. Let your child or children dig in dirt or sand. Play with toy cars and empty cardboard boxes, sticks and things. Build cities in the dirt. Our children made many dirt towns and even turned themselves into mud monsters more than once over the years. They loved every minute of it. Fortunately, kids are washable. Click here for the full article.