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  • Game : Egg Roulette

    Who has what it takes to overcome their fears, have courage and take on a challenge. In this game you will place a bowl of boiled eggs still in their shells, in front of your family. Tell everyone that there is one raw egg in the bowl and that everyone will take turns cracking an egg on their head. The trick is that ALL the eggs are actually boiled and this is just a test of courage. Roll a dice to find out who goes first, first one to roll doubles starts the game. Then go in order to the left. If the person hesitates they lose their turn that round. If the person cracks the egg quickly they earn 5 points. Go around until all the eggs have been cracked.

    Afterward talk about what family members may have been afraid of. Why was it easy for some but harder for others? Talk about other things that cause them to have fear and how could they have courage next time they have to face that fear.

    (Make some yummy deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches with the boiled eggs)

  • Outing : Test Your Courage

    Find a family friendly Escape Room to go to as a family. Work together as a family to figure out riddles and solve puzzles together. Afterward talk about what was hard, what was everyone’s favorite part, and how everyone had courage to work together to get out of the Escape Room.

  • Recipe : Fall in love with Donuts

    Nothing says fall like apple cider and donuts. What if you combined those two fall favorites? Enjoy these warm and cozy treats on a cool morning with the family.

    Apple Cider Donuts

    Ingredients

    1 c. granulated sugar

    1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

    3 c. apple cider

    2 large eggs

    6 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

    3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface

    2/3 c. packed light brown sugar

    2 tsp. baking powder

    1 tsp. Kosher salt

    1/2 tsp. baking soda

    1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice

    1 48-oz. bottle canola oil

    Directions

    1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag; shake to mix. Set aside.

    2. Boil cider in a large pot over high heat until reduced to 1 cup, about 15 to 20 minutes. COOL COMPLETELY. Whisk together eggs, butter, and reduced cider in a bowl.

    3. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and pie spice. Beat in cider mixture just until moistened. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

    4. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat to 365 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Divide dough in half. Working with one half at a time, on a floured work surface, roll dough to 1/2” thick and cut into circles with a floured 3” doughnut cutter. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling scraps once.

    5. Fry doughnuts and holes, in batches, until golden brown, 45 seconds to 1 minute per side. Drain on prepared baking sheet 30 seconds. Gently toss warm doughnuts in cinnamon sugar.

    6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • Craft : Courage Badges

    We all feel fear at some point, let’s make Courage badges that we can wear, pin to a back pack or place somewhere we can see them. Your Courage Badge will remind you WHO you put your trust into (God) and that He is always with you.

    You will need cardboard or card-stock, glitter, glue, ribbon, crayons, markers, scissors, stickers, hot glue gun/hot glue and safety pins. Have everyone cut out their badge in whatever shape they like. Maybe a star, circle or any creative shape you would like. Write the word “Courage” on your badge then decorate however you like. Add ribbons, glitter or stickers to make your Courage Badge one of a kind. Once done have an adult use a hot glue gun to attach a safety pin to the back of your badge so it can be worn or pinned to a back pack.

    While crafting talk about fears and how we can overcome them, ask what are some things you can do to help you have courage in the moments of fear? Pick a place that you will keep your Courage Badge and pin or display it there. Help remind each other about having courage and point out your Courage Badge in those moments.