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Cozy Fire Snack

  Directions Print Recipe Cozy Fire Snack Servings Ingredients 3” round crackersPretzel sticksNabisco Easy CheeseOptional—paprika Servings Ingredients 3” round crackersPretzel sticksNabisco Easy CheeseOptional—paprika Instructions Squeeze cheese to cover most of one side of a round cracker. Use the pretzel sticks

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 Personalized Water Bottle

You Need Colorful plastic water bottle with smooth sides and a lid with a handle or finger hole (often available at dollar stores) Variety of colors of electrical tape Scissors Permanent marker Key ring with wrist loop or carabiner clip

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Comet Ball

You Need Tennis ball Tube sock Six 1-2-inch by 12-24-inch strips of bright and/or reflective fabric in a variety of colors Bright shoelace or string Directions Place the ball inside the toe of the sock. Use the shoelace or string

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Glove Critters

You Need Knit glove Wiggle eyes Pom-poms Felt scraps Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks Latex glove Optional—jingle bells and chenille wires Directions Design a critter you want to create on your glove using the available materials. Wiggle eyes

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Presidential Bank

You Need Quart-sized wide-mouth canning jar with lid Paper play money Mod Podge surface sealer Sponge brush Curling ribbon Scissors Optional: permanent marker Directions Follow the package instructions for the Mod Podge and use the sponge brush to apply a

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Compassion: Let Your Kids Catch You Being Generous

By Christina Katz   We hear a lot about making sure our children have math skills and athletic skills, but what about skills such as compassion and empathy? As parents, we can be as intentional about imparting these skills as

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Three Little Words . . . and Not Just “I Love You”

by Ellen Notbohm Another February 14 will come and go, marking thirty-something times I will not have received a Valentine from my husband. He has a long-standing allergy to what he calls commercially mandated holidays, declaring that he doesn’t “need

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