• Game : Egg Race

    Who’s ready to have some fun and laugh so hard your sides hurt? Get ready to play this outrageously funny game as a family.

    First you will need one boiled egg for each family member, bonus points if they are dyed. Pick a hallway in your home or a room with a long open area that can be used for a race, and mark a start and finish line. Choose two family members to compete head to head. Have the two racers get behind the starting line on the hands and knees. On the count of three the racers will need to push their egg down the race track to the finish line ONLY USING THEIR NOSES. Even those who aren’t racing will have fun watching as the eggs decides to go in every direction except toward the finish line. The winner moves on to the next round. Keep playing, you’ll come up with strategies to get to the finish line faster. Have fun with this silly game!

  • Outing : Family Time Capsule

    There is so much hope in the future, but there is also hope in our present. Find an air tight container and add family memories, mementos, newspaper clippings, CDs of your favorite music, letters about your hopes/dreams, photos and whatever else you’d like to add. Decide as a family what you want in your family time capsule and find a place to bury it, decide if you’ll open it as a family years down the line or leave it for someone in the future to find.

  • Recipe : Candied Almonds

    This will become a family favorite. You’ll never want to stop eating this sweet and crunchy snack.

    ½ cup water
    1 cup white sugar
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    2 cups whole almonds

    Combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; add the almonds. Cook and stir the mixture until the liquid evaporates and leaves a syrup-like coating on the almonds. Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Separate almonds using forks. Allow to cool about 15 minutes.

  • Craft : Milk Carton Bird Feeders

    It’s SPRING! The sun is out and the birds are singing. It’s time to get outside and enjoy nature. Create these beautiful bird feeders, that you can enjoy all spring long.

    empty cartons, washed and dried
    acrylic paint
    paint brush
    paper towel
    nail or screwdriver
    string or yarn
    utility knife
    bird seed

    With help from an adult, use a utility knife to cut the sides out of a carton, while keeping the corner edges in tact, it will look like a lantern. Place the carton on a protected surface and paint with acrylic paints. Birds love bright colors, so have fun making your bird feeder beautiful. Let dry. Poke a hole into the top on each side of the carton with a nail or screw driver. Thread a piece of yarn or string through the carton and knot at the top to hang. Fill with bird seed and find the perfect location outside to bird watch.