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  • Game : Snip Snap Snorem

    Your house will be full of fun, laughter and silly noises once you start playing this silly game. But you’ll need to have your thinking caps on to keep up with this fast paced game.

    Deal the cards out completely (don’t worry if some players get more than others). Players sort the cards in their hands by rank: the object of the game is to get rid of all your cards.

    The player to the left of the dealer starts by placing any card down on the table. The next player looks to see if they have a card of the same rank. If they do, they place it down on top of the card, saying “Snip”. If they have another card of the same rank, they place it down too, saying “Snap”. If they don’t, play passes to the next player, and so on. Whoever places the final card of that rank says “Snorem” and wins the right to start the next round with the card of their choice.

    Players will soon learn that it is best to lead with a card in which they have more than one of a kind.

  • Outing : Family History

    Take a day to learn more about your family. Sometimes we get so busy without day to day lives that we forget about our history. Spend a day learning about your family. If you live close to older family members take a drive to their house. Ask to look at old photo albums, hear family stories, and bring a tape recorder so you can record all the family knowledge you are learning. You could even go to your local library and put your last name into the newspaper archives and see what comes up. You can also drive by homes your family used to live in or see the schools your parents went to. Enjoy your time together learning about your family’s history.

  • Recipe : Knowledge Muffins

    Blue Berries are great brain food. So to grow your brain knowledge enjoy making and eating this brain food.

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    3/4 cup white sugar

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1/3 cup vegetable oil

    1 egg

    1/3 cup milk

    1 cup fresh blueberries

    1/2 cup white sugar

    1/3 cup all-purpose flour

    1/4 cup butter, cubed

    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.

    Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

    To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

  • Craft : Wood Art

    It’s time to make art with words. Using newspapers and magazines, cut out words that describe you or things you love. Use glue, paint, glitter, crayons or any art supplies you have on hand to create colleges. Display your art on the fridge and let every family member explain why they picked their words and what they created out of them.

    It’s fun to use different mediums to create are and also learn knew things about each member of your family.