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  • Game : Cookie Face

    Test your perseverance with this simple yet hilarious family game. Move one from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. All you need is a plate of cookies, a place to sit and a one minute timer.

    How to Play
    Cookie Face is extremely simple, at least in theory. Sit in a chair with a plate of cookies beside you. Lean your head back and place a cookie in the center of your forehead. When the 1-minute timer begins, use only your face to move the cookie from your forehead to your mouth. If you want to tackle a bigger challenge, you can try to successfully maneuver multiple cookies from forehead to mouth. It may seem hard in the beginning, but continue to encourage your family members to keep trying. You’ll get the hang of it. Also remember to take video, will be fun to show each player how silly they looked while moving a cookie down their face.

  • Outing : Make a Plan

    It’s never too early to make a plan as a family in case something happens. Emergencies happen and natural disasters happen and we all need to be prepared for it. As a family, make a plan to know what to do if an emergency arises. Go out and put together an emergency kit with all the things you’d need. Let every family member be apart of it, let your little brother pick the color of flashlights that you need, let dad pick what size backpack you’ll put everything in. Make sure everyone takes ownership of your family emergency kit. Sit down together and make sure everyone knows the plan and know you are prepared.

  • Recipe : Taco Pizza: “Two Are Better Than One”

    What happens if you take your families two favorite dinners and make it one epic awesome combination? One awesome family dinner!

    Ingredients

    1 pound lean ground beef

    1 envelope taco seasoning mix

    1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough

    1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

    2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

    1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

    1/4 cup sliced black olives

    4 green onions, chopped

    Optional Toppings

    chopped lettuces

    salsa

    sour cream

    guacamole

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown ground beef in a skillet. Drain grease. Add taco seasoning to the ground beef according to package directions.

    Unroll pizza dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Let dough sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Press dough over the bottom and up along all 4 sides the of cookie sheet. Bake pizza dough for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven.

    Place refried beans into a microwavable-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and then spread beans evenly over the top of the warm pizza crust. Top with the cooked ground beef mixture, sprinkle with cheese and then add the tomatoes, black olives and green onion.

    Return to oven and bake another 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately and top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

  • Craft : Splish Splash Art

    Kids love water balloons, let’s be honest… parents love water balloons too! The whole family will have fun with this messy outdoor art project.

    Materials

    Water balloons, filled with water, but not so full that they are about to burst

    Kiddie pool (the hard plastic kind; see the end of the post for alternate ideas if you don’t have one)

    Large piece of paper (such as butcher paper) or cardboard

    Tempera paint

    Masking tape

    Instructions

    1. Tape the paper down to the bottom of the swimming pool.

    2. Fill small dishes 1/3-1/2 full with paint.

    3. Dip water balloons in paint part or all the way and set on the paper-covered bottom of the pool.

    4. Next, the kids take position around the pool, lift it up, and tilt the pool back and forth and around to make the paint-covered water balloons roll around and make designs on the paper.

    5. When the painting is deemed complete, set the pool down, remove the water balloons, and then remove the painting to a safe place to let dry.

    6. Fill the pool with water to wash it, the kids, and the water balloons!