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Articles by Audience:


OF INTEREST TO WOMEN:

An Alleluia Day

Appropriate behaviors for adult flirtation: Never too old, and a lot wiser…

Bake a Lamb Cake

Bake an Easter Bonnet Cake

Bake Some Holiday Cookies

B B Q Marinade

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Breathe in, Breathe out

Celebrate Family Traditions

Coping with Fears and Phobias

Don’t make his Valentine pink

Family Health - Dealing with Obesity

Festive Veggie Wreath

Field of Dreams - Farm Markets

   by Sally, the Garden Guru

Game Day Food

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Game Day Slow Cooker Chicken Salad

How One Family Keeps in Touch

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

The Knitting Scene

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

Make a Snuggle Bunny

Make an Advent Wreath and Light the First Candle

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Let Sleeping Babies Lie

Help Baby Go to Sleep

   By Sharon Penchina C.Ht.

   and Dr. Stuart Hoffman

The Lucky Irish Penny

Photo Opportunities: Recycle Those Old Pictures

    by The Family Writer

Rejection

    by Don Grothe, counselor

Reminiscing: Childhood Memories

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Small Space Gardening

    by Sally the Garden Guru 

Summer Garden Tips

   by Sally, the Garden Guru

Weeds

    by Luanne Torblaa

When it is time to look a gift horse in the mouth?

    by Sally D. Ketchum

The Winter Garden: 

Look out the window

   by Sally D. Ketchum

A Woman for All Ages

    by Eileen Birin

The World's Greatest Drug Store

    by Gary W. Diekmann, DC


OF INTEREST TO PARENTS WITH BABIES:

Help Siblings Adjust to a New Baby

Kick the Diaper Habit Now!

    by Elaine D'Ippolito

Let Sleeping Babies Lie

Help Baby Go to Sleep

   By Sharon Penchina C.Ht.

   and Dr. Stuart Hoffman.

Make a Snuggle Bunny


OF INTEREST TO PARENTS:

Bake Some Holiday Cookies

B B Q Marinade

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Build Upon a Child's Experiences

Celebrate Children

Celebrate Christmas by Being a Santa to Others

Celebrate Family Traditions

Collect Bugs and Other Critters

Coping with Fears and Phobias

Create a Family Celebration

Create Your Own Adventure

Creativity

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Cut-Out Cookies

Discuss Ways to Stand-Up for Yourself

Do a Good Deed

Do You Know a Child who is Being Bullied?

Encouraging Children to Write

Encourage Young Writers Day

Every Day Learning

Family Health - Dealing with Obesity

Family Ways to Celebrate the Holiday by Giving to Others

Find Pictures of Polar Bears

Fun with Friends

Get Organized in a Timely Manner

Get Outdoors and Do Something to Protect the Environment

Glue and Glitter Ornaments

Good Study Habits Help Students Get the School Year Off to a Good Start

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Have a Family Flag Ceremony

Have a Hot Chocolate Pajama Party

Have a Lincoln's Birthday Dinner

Have fun with Flowers

Have Fun with planning a Brand New Year

Honor Family Members Who Have Passed Away

How Many Ways Can You Tell a Story?

How to Help Children, who have  Hereditary Disorders, Thrive

    By Don Grothe, counselor

How One Family Keeps in Touch

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

Learn a Magic Trick

Learn Something about the Significance of Kwanzaa

Learn Some Magic Tricks

Learn to Take Care of the Earth

Learn to be Independent

Lenten Activities

Let Sleeping Babies Lie

Help Baby Go to Sleep

   By Sharon Penchina C.Ht.

   and Dr. Stuart Hoffman.

Let Your Words Take Flight

Look for Signs of Spring

The Lucky Irish Penny

Make a birdfeeder

Make a Chinese Lantern

Make a Circle of String

Make a Clay Menorah

Make a Good Noise (For New Year's Eve)

Make a Healthy Eating Chart

Make a Kite of Your Own

Make a Rain Gauge

Make a Rocket and Launch It

Make a Snowman, even if You Have to Use Marshmallows to Do It!

Make a Snuggle Bunny

Make a Tooth-Brushing Chart

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Make flowers from egg carton cups

Make Mother Goose Paper Plate Puppets and Read Rhymes

Make Your Own Book

Make an Advent Wreath and Light the First Candle

Make an Inventor's Kit

Make Cherry Tarts

Make Mardi Gras Masks

Make Paper Snowflakes

Make Shadow Picture

Make Time to Play

Make Valentines

MRSA Bacteria

    by Elissa Thompson, MSW, LCSW

A Note About Safety

Pamper Your Pet

Parents--Teach Your Kids

    by Phil & Gwen Waring

Plant Veggies in the Kitchen

Play a Game of "Gossip"

Play a Quiet Game

Play Some Circus Games

Play Space Ship "Let's Pretend"

Put Out Your Shoes and Fill Stockings for Others

Read a Little House on the Prairie Story

Read Christmas Stories and color in Holiday coloring books

Read with a Friend

Rejection

    by Don Grothe, counselor

Reminiscing: Childhood Memories

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)

Salt Dough Ornaments

Sing in Rounds, Sing in Harmony

Single Parents Treat Yourself

Strawberry Spray for Sweet Dreams (Scary Dream Control)

Surprise Someone with Flowers

Take a Stone-Kicking Walk

Take Advantage of Mistletoe

Take a Walk with an Umbrella

Tell a Bear-y Good Story

Tell a Continuous Story

Tell Jokes, Silliness & Fool's Foods

Tell Tall Tales and Discuss Telling the Truth

Try a Science Experiment

Try some Calligraphy and Read the Declaration of Independence

Use a Star Chart

Use an Advent Calendar

Use Gumdrops and Toothpicks as a Building Set

The World's Greatest Drug Store

    by Gary W. Diekmann, DC


OF INTEREST TO SENIORS:

Appropriate behaviors for adult flirtation: Never too old, and a lot wiser…

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Coping with Fears and Phobias

Family Health - Dealing with Obesity

Festive Veggie Wreath

A Few Anti-Aging Tips

    by Shmarye Primack

    Certified Nutritional Counselor

Field of Dreams - Farm Markets

   by Sally, the Garden Guru

Garden Party

    by Sally, the Garden Guru

Grandma's Goodie Bag

Grandma's Toy Stove: A Gift for Generations

Honor Family Members Who Have Passed Away

How One Family Keeps in Touch

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

The Knitting Scene

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

The Monster Button

Photo Opportunities: Recycle Those Old Pictures

    by The Family Writer 

Late Summer Gardens

    by the Garden Lady

Look for Signs of Spring

The Lucky Irish Penny

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Plain Talk about Husband-Wife Conversation

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Reminiscing: Childhood Memories

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Small Space Gardening

    by Sally The Garden Guru 

Summer Garden Tips

   by Sally, the Garden Guru

Surprise Someone with Flowers

Weeds

    by Luanne Torblaa

When it is time to look a gift horse in the mouth?

    by Sally D. Ketchum

The Winter Garden: 

Look out the window

   by Sally D. Ketchum

A Woman for All Ages

    by Eileen Birin

The World's Greatest Drug Store

    by Gary W. Diekmann, DC


OF INTEREST TO EDUCATORS:

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Build Upon a Child's Experiences

Creativity

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Discuss Ways to Stand-Up for Yourself

Do You Know a Child who is Being Bullied?

Encouraging Children to Write

Encourage Young Writers Day

Every Day Learning

Get Outdoors and Do Something to Protect the Environment

Glue and Glitter Ornaments

How Many Ways Can You Tell a Story?

How to Help Children, who have Hereditary Disorders, Thrive

    By Don Grothe, counselor

Make a Circle of String

Make a Healthy Eating Chart

Make an Inventor's Kit

Make a Rocket and Launch It

Make Your Own Book

MRSA Bacteria

    by Elissa Thompson, MSW, LCSW

Pinecone Ornaments

Plant Veggies in the Kitchen

Read a Biography of a President

Read a Little House on the Prairie Story

Read the Constitution

Rejection

    by Don Grothe, counselor

The World's Greatest Drug Store

    by Gary W. Diekmann, DC


OF INTEREST TO COUPLES - A LITTLE ROMANCE

Appropriate behaviors for adult flirtation: Never too old, and a lot wiser… by Sally D. Ketchum

Look for Ways to Say "I Love You"

Love Letters

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Make Valentine's Day Everyday

Plain Talk about Husband-Wife Conversation

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Romantic Pampering

See How Much I Love You

Summer Love: Take time to be together

Surprise Someone with Flowers

Take Advantage of Mistletoe


OF INTERST FOR FAMILY HEALTH

How to Help Children, who have

 Hereditary Disorders, Thrive

    by Don Grothe, counselor

Make a Healthy Eating Chart

    by Kas Winters

Make a Tooth-Brushing Chart

MRSA Bacteria

    by Elissa Thompson, MSW, LCSW

The World's Greatest Drug Store

    by Gary W. Diekmann, DC

  

 

 

Articles about Family Activities:


RECIPES:

Recipes

All-American Apple Pie

    by Portia Little

Apple Crisp Bread Pudding

    by Portia Little

Apricot Cookies

Bake Some Holiday Cookies

B B Q Marinade

Bilbo's Tea-Time Bread

    by Cappy Gallant

Blueberry Bread Pudding for Two

    by Portia Little

The Breakfast Experience:

    Mushroom-Bacon Quiche

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Camp Cooking - Dutch Oven    

    Fruit Cobbler

    by Bob Maxwell, Scout Leader

Chocolate Bread Pudding TDF

    by Portia Little

Chocolate Lebkuchen

Citrus Spinach Salad

    by Portia Little

Cut-Out Cookies

Don’t make his Valentine pink

    by Sally D. Ketchum

 Fame’s in my future as Americans become gourmands: Salmon Cakes and Charmoula

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Fantastic Fudge Pie

    by Portia Little

Fettucine Alfredo

    by Diane Attilio

Game Day Food

   by Sally D. Ketchum

Game Day Slow Cooker Chicken Salad

Gazpacho Cold Mexican Soup

Good 'n Easy Scallop Bake

    by Portia Little

Lemon Butter Cookies

Linguine with Puttanesca Sauce

Luxury or Necessity Counter Attacks: Black and Tan Frosting for Cookies

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Make a Spring Salad with edible flowers and fresh greens

Make Your Own Charoset

Mark’s Venison Marinade

Pike's Peak Pepperoni

Pitzells

Plums are Good in August

    Fresh Plumb Crumb

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Popcorn balls

Potatoes!:  Mom Page's

Pretzels

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Pie

Resurrection Cookies

    From Donna Pogue

"Ramona's" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scalloped Potatoes

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Split Seconds (cookies)

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Tea Sandwiches

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Thanksgiving Dutch Apple Pie

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Traditional Venison Jerky

Watching People Eat: Lemon Butter Cookies

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Venison and Cherry Ragout with Spaetzle

Venison: From the forest to the table

    by Sally D. Ketchum

Venison Loin with Cherry Chutney 

Venison Tenderloin with Cherry Chutney

Venison Wellington

Zesty Baked Trout

    by Portia Little


Fun with Food

Bake a Heart-Shaped Cake

Bake a Lamb Cake

Bake an Easter Bonnet Cake

Bake Bread in Animal Shapes

Bird Nest Macaroons   

Candy Construction Kit for Kids 

Carve a Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Chocolate Mint Treat

Decorate with Frosting

Easter Bonnet Cake

Festive Veggie Wreath

Halloween Eyes

Have a Hot Chocolate Pajama Party

Learn to Bar-B-Q

Lenten Activity - Make Pretzels

Make a Face on Your Dinner

Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie 

Make a Healthy Eating Chart

Make a Sandwich Fun

Make Cherry Tarts

Make Ice Cream ...AND Sodas

Popcorn balls

Pretzels

Pumpkin Appetizer

Spider Snacks

Use Gumdrops and Toothpicks as a Building Set

Yummy Turkey Munchies


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES:

NUGGETS FROM

The Mother Lode

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Build Something Using Wood

Build Upon a Child's Experiences

Celebrate Children

Celebrate Christmas by Being a Santa to Others

Cool Things to Do on a Hot Day

Collect Bugs and Other Critters

Collect Summer Bugs

Create a Family Celebration

Create Your Own Adventure

Cut-Out Cookies

Decorate a Denim Item to Wear

Decorate an American T-shirt

Decorative Birdhouse with Seed Packages

    from Linda Brittain

Discover the Rocks in Your Neighborhood

Display Photos of Summer Fun

Do a Good Deed

E-mail an Author! Get to know Someone Who Has Published a Book

Fly a Kite

Fun with Kitchen Science: Dancing

Raisins, Floating Layers & Floating with Salt

Find Pictures of Polar Bears

Get Outdoors and Do Something to Protect the Environment

The Glow-lite Entrepreneur

Glue and Glitter Ornaments

Go "Birding"

Harvest Seed Art

Have a Bike and Wagon Parade

Have a Family Flag Ceremony

Have a Hot Chocolate Pajama Party

Have a Lincoln's Birthday Dinner

Have a Raindrop Race

Have a Teddy Bear Picnic

Have an Island Party

Have fun with Flowers

Learn a Magic Trick

Learn Some Magic Tricks

Lenten Activities

Let Your Words Take Flight

Listen to Mariachi Music and Dance

Look for Signs of Spring

Make a birdfeeder

Make a Book-Reading Tent

Make a Circle of String

Make a flower puppet

    from Linda Brittain

Make a Healthy Eating Chart

Make a Kite of Your Own

Make a lollipop Shamrock

Make Paper Snowflakes

Make a Rain Gauge

Make a Rocket and Launch It

Make a Snowman, even if You Have to Use Marshmallows to Do It!

Make an Advent Wreath and Light the First Candle

Make an Inventor's Kit

Make flowers from egg carton cups

Make Mardi Gras Masks

Make Mother Goose Paper Plate

Puppets and Read Rhymes

Make Shadow Pictures

Make Your Own Book

No Time for a Picnic?

Pamper Your Pet

Pan for Gold

Patriotic Face Painting

Plant Veggies in the Kitchen

Play a Game of "Gossip"

Play in a Tent

Play with Maps

Play Some Circus Games

Play Space Ship "Let's Pretend"

Put Out Your Shoes and Fill Stockings for Others

Read a Dr. Seuss Tongue Twister Book

Research U.F.O.s

Stamp print with Apples

Stay Cool in the Water

Read Christmas Stories and color in Holiday coloring books

Read with a Friend

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)

Salt Dough Ornaments

Sing in Rounds, Sing in Harmony

Surprise Someone with Flowers

Take a Stone-Kicking Walk

Take a Walk with an Umbrella

Tell a Continuous Story

Tell a Bear-y Good Story

Tell Jokes, Silliness & Fool's Foods

Tell Tall Tales and Discuss Telling the Truth

Things to do with Old Family Photographs

Toast Marshmallows    

Toss Your Socks and Mittens

Try a Science Experiment

Try some Calligraphy and Read the Declaration of Independence

Use a Star Chart

Use an Advent Calendar

Watch Something Fly


LEARNING ABOUT OTHER CULTURES:

Caribbean Day, July 5th

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

   by Sally D. Ketchum

A Celebration of India

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate Cultural Diversity for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Create Your Own Adventure

Feast on Mexican Food

Learn Something about the Significance of Kwanzaa

Listen to Mariachi Music and Dance

The Lucky Irish Penny

Make a Chinese Lantern

Make a Clay Menorah

Make Fiesta Flowers

Make Ojos de Dios

Make Your Own Charoset

Play a Quiet Game

Play Leprechaun Games and Celebrate with an Irish Dinner

Put Out Your Shoes and Fill Stockings for Others

Read a Biography of a President

Read a Little House on the Prairie Story

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)

United Nations Day - Learn about Games Children Play in Another Country

Use Gumdrops and Toothpicks as a Building Set


READING/WRITING FOR CHILDREN

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

   by Sally D. Ketchum

E-mail an Author! Get to know Someone Who Has Published a Book

Encouraging Children to Write

Encourage Young Writers Day

How Many Ways Can You Tell a Story?

Let Your Words Take Flight

Make a Book-Reading Tent

Make a Paperbag Scrapbook

Make Mother Goose Paper Plate Puppets and Read Rhymes

Make Your Own Book

Read a Biography of a President

Read a Dr. Seuss Tongue Twister Book

Read a Little House on the Prairie Story

Read Christmas Stories and color in Holiday coloring books

Read with a Friend

Read the Constitution

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)

Tell a Bear-y Good Story

Tell a Continuous Story

Tell Tall Tales and Discuss Telling the Truth

Try some Calligraphy and Read the Declaration of Independence


CRAFT ARTICLES:

(with instructions)   

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Decorate a Denim Item to Wear

Decorate a Flower Pot

Glue and Glitter Ornaments

Harvest Seed Art

The Knitting Scene

   by Our Senior Staff Writer

Make a Clay Menorah

Make Fiesta Flowers

Make Paper Snowflakes

Make Valentines

Salt Dough Ornaments

Some Stitchin' Secrets - Knots to You & Avoid 'Fuzz-in-mouth- Syndrome

Stamp print with Apples


PUPPET ARTICLES:

(with instructions)

Learn about Jonah and the Whale with Puppets

Make a flower puppet

    from Linda Brittain

Make Mother Goose Paper Plate Puppets and Read Rhymes


GIFT MAKING ARTICLES:

(with instructions) 

Bracelet for Mom

Butterfly Clip Magnet

Cookie Bouquet

Craft a Pencil Can for Dad

Decorate a Denim Item to Wear

Decorate a Flower Pot

Father's Day T-Shirt

Gifts to Make for Mom

Give Mom a Cookie Bouquet

Give Mom a Night Off

Give Mom Hugs and Kisses

Give Someone Flowers

Harvest Seed Art

Make a Snuggle Bunny

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Make Dad King for a Day with

a Special Father's Day Placemat

Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Make a Pencil Holder

Make a T-shirt for Mom

Make Gifts for Mom

 


A GARDEN PARTY

Deck the Hall with Fall

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

Field of Dreams - Farm Markets

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

Harvest Seed Art

Late Summer Gardens

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

New Trends in Gardening

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

Plant Veggies in the Kitchen

Small Space Gardening

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

Starting a Community Garden

    by Patti McQuillen

Summer Garden Tips

    by Sally, The Garden Guru

Weeds

    by Luanne Torblaa

The Winter Garden: 

Look out the window

   by Sally D. Ketchum

 

 

 

 

Articles by EVENT, SEASON, or HOLIDAY:


JANUARY HOLIDAYS

Bake Bilbo's Tea-Time Bread For J.R.R. Tolkein's Birthday

Celebrate Cultural Diversity for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Decorate a Red Balloon for Eeyore for Winnie the Pooh Day

Discover the Rocks in Your Neighborhood for Old Rock Day

Go "Birding" for National Bird Day

Have Fun with planning a Brand New Year

Make popcorn balls for Popcorn Day


FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS

Groundhog Day - Make Shadow Pictures

Have a Lincoln's Birthday Dinner

Make Cherry Tarts for Washington's Birthday

Make a Chinese Lantern for Chinese New Year

Make Mardi Gras Masks


VALENTINE'S DAY:

Bake a Heart-Shaped Cake

Have a Special Valentine Dinner

Make a Heart Garland

Make a Lace Potpourri Heart

Make a "Little Love in a Can"

Make a Valentine Box

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Make Valentine Characters and Critters

Make Your Own Valentines

Make Valentines

Play a Valentine Card Game

Play with Red balloons

Valentine Fabric Wreath

Weave Paper to Make a Heart


MARCH HOLIDAYS

Build Something Using Wood

Fly a Kite

Handkerchief Parachutes

Have fun with Flowers

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday

Lenten Activities

Look for Signs of Spring

Make a lollipop Shamrock

Plant something to Celebrate

Spring Clean Together


ST. PATRICK'S DAY

A bit of Irish literature: Limericks, satire and the beginning of modern prose

The Lucky Irish Penny

Make a lollipop Shamrock

Play Leprechaun Games and Celebrate with an Irish Dinner


SPRING & APRIL FUN:

April Fool's Day Celebrations

Have a Raindrop Race

Collect Bugs and Other Critters

Create Your Own Adventure

Decorative Birdhouse with Seed Packages

    from Linda Brittain

Encourage Young Writers Day (April 10th): Make Your Own Book

Fly a Kite

Get Outdoors and Do Something to Protect the Environment

Handkerchief Parachutes

Have fun with Flowers

Let Your Words Take Flight

Make "Bear-Hugs" for friends

Make a birdfeeder

Make a flower puppet

    from Linda Brittain

Make a Kite of Your Own

Make a Purim Rattle

Make a Rain Gauge

Make a Rocket and Launch It

Make flowers from egg carton cups

Pamper Your Pet

Passover Celebration

Spring Clean Together

Spring Fun Activities

Surprise Someone with Flowers

Take a Walk with an Umbrella

Tell a Continuous Story

Tell Jokes, Silliness & Fool's Foods

Try some Calligraphy and Read the Declaration of Independence

Use a Star Chart


EASTER:

Lent

Lenten Activities

Lenten Activity - Pretzels

Pretzel Recipe

Easter Eggs

Color Drip Egg Decorating

Easter Egg Tree

Rubber Band Egg Decorating

Tissue Egg Ornaments

Wax Resist Egg Decorating

Wobbly Egg Roll Contest

Easter Food

Bake a Lamb Cake

Bake an Easter Bonnet Cake

Bird Nest Macaroons

Easter Bonnet Cake

Resurrection Cookies

Easter Decorations

Clothespin Bunny

Cotton Ball Peep Craft

Create a Beaded Egg

Decorate a Grapevine Wreath

Decorate a Small Easter Bonnet

Easter Egg Tree

Felt Bunny Jelly Bean Holders

Make a Peek-a-Boo Egg

Make a Quilted Egg

Make a Sock Easter Bunny

Make a Spool Easter Bunny

Make flowers from egg carton cups

Pom Pom Peeps and Bunnies

Tissue Egg Ornaments  

Easter Activities

Easter Egg Hunt

Make a Milk-jug Bunny Toss Game

Spring Fun Activities

Wobbly Egg Roll Contest

Easter Gifts

Make a Snuggle Bunny


MAY FAMILY TIMES:

Celebrate Kite Day

Celebrate National Teachers Day

Celebrate May Day

Celebrate Memorial Day

Celebrate Mother Goose Day

Celebrate Space Day

Family Childcare Providers' Day

Make Mother Goose Paper Plate Puppets and Read Rhymes

Memorial Day: Celebrate with Family and Take Time to Honor Those to Whom this Day is Dedicated

National Teachers' Day


CINCO DE MAYO:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Feast on Mexican Food

Listen to Mariachi Music and Dance

Make Fiesta Flowers

Make Ojos de Dios


MOTHER'S DAY:

Bracelet for Mom

Butterfly Clip Magnet

Cookie Bouquet

Decorate a Flower Pot

Gifts to Make for Mom

Give Mom a Night Off

Give Mom Hugs and Kisses

Give Mom Flowers

Have a Tea Party for Mom or Grandma

Make a Pencil Holder

Make flowers from egg carton cups

Make Gifts for Mom

Make a T-shirt for Mom

Single Parents Treat Yourself

Take a Walk with Mom


SUMMER FUN:

Car Travel Ideas

Collect Summer Bugs

Cool Things to Do on a Hot Day

Display Photos of Summer Fun

Experiment with Bubbles

Get Outdoors and Do Something to Protect the Environment

Look at a Meteor Shower

Make a Dominoes Run

Make a Paper bag Scrapbook

Make a Rocket and Launch It

No Time for a Picnic?

Pan for Gold

Plan Summer Family Times

Play a Game of Toss

Play in a Tent

Play with Maps

Research U.F.O.s

Stay Cool in the Water

Summer Collections

Things to Do When You Go Camping

Toast Marshmallows

Use a Star Chart

Watermelon Fun


JUNE HOLIDAYS:

Celebrate June Weddings

Donald Duck's Birthday

Have a Family Flag Ceremony

Ice Cream Soda Day

International Picnic Day

Learn to Bar-B-Q

Learn to Take Care of the Earth

Summer Begins

Visit a Meteor Crater


FATHER'S DAY:

Be Silly Together

Father's Day T-Shirt

Craft a Pencil Can for Dad

Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Make Dad King for a Day with

a Special Father's Day Placemat

Spend Some Time with Dad


INDEPENDENCE DAY -

 JULY 4th

Decorate an American T-shirt

The Glow-lite Entrepreneur

Patriotic Face Painting

Read the Constitution

Try some Calligraphy and Read the Declaration of Independence


JULY HOLIDAYS:

Caribbean Day, July 5th

Teddy Bear Picnic Day, July 10th

Amelia Earhart Day, July 24th


AUGUST HOLIDAYS:

Sports Day, August 1st

National Watermelon Day,  August 3rd

Friendship Day, August 6th

S'mores' Day, August 10th

Archaeology Day August 17

Aviation Day, August 19


FALL FUN:

Attend a High School Football Game

Bake a Pie or Pumpkin Bread

Celebrate Animals and Pets on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Celebrate Columbus Day-

Float Your Boat

Celebrate the First Day of Autumn

Cook or Bake with Apples

Drive to Enjoy Fall Leaves

Harvest Seed Art

Have an Apple Peeling Contest

Paint a Pumpkin

Make a Scarecrow

Pinecone Critters

Pumpkin Eggshell Decoration

Stamp print with Apples

Visit a Pumpkin Patch


FALL HOLIDAYS:

All Saint's Day

All Saints Day - Honor Family Members Who Have Passed Away

All Souls Day - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Child Health Day - Make a Healthy Eating Chart

Columbus Day - Float Your Boat

Election Day

Election Day - Discuss the Issues and Candidates as a Family

Grandparents' Day

Homemade Bread Day - Bake Bread in Animal Shapes

Hug a Bear Day - Tell a Bear-y Good Story

Labor Day

Mexican Independence Day 

Mickey Mouse's Birthday - Learn about Walt Disney, the Imaginative Creator of the Famous Mouse

National Author's Day  E-mail an Author! Get to know Someone Who Has Published a Book

National Denim Day - Decorate a Denim Item to Wear 

Parade Day - Have a Bike and Wagon Parade

Patriot Day - 9/11

Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur

Sweetest Day - Do a "Good Turn"

United Nations Day - Learn about Games Children Play in Another Country

Veterans' Day

Veteran's Day - Celebrate Family Heroes

Yom Kippur - Learn about Jonah and the Whale with Puppets


HALLOWEEN:

Bake Halloween Cookies

Carve a Jack-O-Lantern, Make it a Family Project

Decorate with Balloon Spiders

Kid Robot Costume Idea

Knight Costume Idea

Pumpkinbell Windchimes

Trick-or-Treat Alternatives


THANKSGIVING:

Bake a Pie or Pumpkin Bread

Cook or Bake with Apples

Decorate the Table for Thanksgiving

Have an Apple Peeling Contest.

Make First Thanksgiving Decorations

Paint a Pumpkin

Play a Turkey Game

Find Special Ways to Say Thank You

Use a Thanksgiving Tree as a Family Way to Give Thanks.


WINTER FUN:

Bake Some Holiday Cookies

Chocolate Mint Treat

Find Pictures of Polar Bears

Have a Hot Chocolate Pajama Party

Have an Indoor Snowball Fight

Toss Your Socks and Mittens

Celebrate St. Nicholas Eve

Make a Clay Menorah

Make a Book-Reading Tent

Make a Good Noise

(For New Year's Eve)

Make a Snowman, even if You Have to Use Marshmallows to Do It!

Make Paper Snowflakes

Learn Something about the Significance of Kwanzaa

Put Out Your Shoes and Fill Stockings for Others

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)

Turn Socks into Snowmen

Hanukkah Celebrations


CHRISTMAS:

Bake Some Holiday Cookies

Beaded Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Celebrate Christmas by Being a Santa to Others

Celebrate Family Traditions

Celebrate the Reason for the Season

Cut-Out Cookies

Glue and Glitter Ornaments

Make an Advent Wreath and Light the First Candle

Make Paper Snowflakes

Pinecone Ornaments

Pitzells

Read Christmas Stories and color in Holiday coloring books

Salt Dough Ornaments

The Secret Family

Take Advantage of Mistletoe

Use an Advent Calendar


HOLIDAYS:

Christian Holidays & Seasons

Advent & Christmas:

See Christmas above

 in this column

Build Something Using Wood to Celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

All Saint's Day

Celebrate Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate St. Nicholas Eve

 

Lent & Easter: See Easter above in this column

Put Out Your Shoes and Fill Stockings for Others

Retell the Story of the Roses (Our Lady of Guadalupe Day)


Jewish Holidays

Hanukkah Celebrations

Make a Clay Menorah

Make a Purim Rattle

Make Your Own Charoset

Passover Celebration

Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur - Learn about Jonah and the Whale with Puppets


BIRTHDAYS:

Family Birthday Traditions


GRADUATIONS:

Graduation Celebrations

Congratulate Graduates

Celebrate Graduations


WEDDINGS:

Balloon Decorating - Possibilities

Balloon Flowers for Summer Fun

Celebrate June Weddings

Children at the Wedding

    by Minister Phil Waring

Distribute Disposable Cameras

Drape a Cake Table or Head Table

Floral Hoops for Attendants

For a Good Fit (Wedding Attire)

Get a Ring for Christmas?

    by Minister Phil Waring

Give a Listen (before Hiring Musicians)

A Little Romance

The Most Beautiful Wedding

Pay Attention to the Obvious: Find the Professionals and Avoid the Wedding Scams

Ring-Ready Gloves

Some Things for the Groom to Think About

The Tussey Mussey. Did You Know?

Unusual Ring Presentation

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Trivia: The Tussey Mussey   

You Might Be Surprised...Did You Know? (Things you should know about planning a wedding)

 

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