Yahtzee: popular for over 60 years, this classic requires a good sense of luck Hedbanz: a fun twist to the question game, “What am I?” (kid and adult versions) Apples to Apples: this award winning game started the card-matching and answer-judging phenomenon (regular and junior versions) Monopoly: a classic for almost 100 years, this…

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Valentine’s Day Estimation game: trace your child’s hand and guess how many candy hearts will fit in the tracing before eating your holiday treat!   Pink Slime: MATERIALS White wood glue Borax powder (laundry detergent aisle at the store) Red food coloring Water Measuring spoon Two containers Airtight container for storage DIRECTIONS In your first…

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    Top 10 Snow Day Movies Home Alone Join 8 year old Kevin McCallister as he fights off burglars Marv and Harry after being accidentally left behind by his family. Frozen Relax and revisit Anna as she tries to find her sister, Elsa, and save their kingdom, Arendelle, from an eternal winter. Ice Age…

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The first night babysitting for a new family can be nerve wracking since you’re not sure how the kids will react or behave once their parents have left. To help calm the jitters, here are a few questions you should ask before the parents leave.       Most kids are sneaky, and quite clever,…

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Keeping your child’s crafts and awards throughout the years is important. Instead of getting a tote to fill up, a fun twist is using a cardboard box with a lid. At the beginning of each school year, get a cardboard box (like the boxes printer paper comes in) and all your art supplies. Have your…

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Finding the time to stay active can be tough, and even if you do find the time, doing the same workouts over and over can get pretty boring. But you don’t need a gym to spice up your routine. There are plenty of phone apps, websites, and YouTube channels to help you add some flavor…

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In between snow angels, sledding, and snowball fights take some time to enjoy this quick and fun way of making ice cream! INGREDIENTS  8-12 cups of snow 10 oz of sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp of vanilla When the snow begins to fall, take a large, clean bowl and place it outside to collect the…

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Every cell of every living thing holds a copy of DNA. DNA is the genetic material that determines what creature we are and our characteristics. In this lab, you will be able to extract the DNA of a strawberry! Strawberries are easy to extract DNA from because they are soft and and packed with DNA.…

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When looking for a babysitter it is a good idea to start by asking for recommendations. Asking friends, family, coworkers, parenting groups, or from local churches are all good places to start. Ask about the recommended person’s gender, age, and experience. Also, it’s good to know how the recommending friend knows the babysitter, how long…

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     A lot of families try to switch to more environmentally friendly companies as their share of taking care of the Earth. However, this isn’t enough to solve earthly ills like deforestation, global warming, and light pollution. There are a variety of creative ways families can help to decrease our carbon footprints. Reducing the…

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