• Game : Keeping the Peace

    Puzzles are fun and challenging all on their own, however this time when you put the puzzle together it will have an extra challenge. Choose your families favorite puzzle or head to the local dollar discount store and pick a new one, when you put it together you’ll do it picture side down! Not only will this be a challenge on it’s own, but the bigger challenge is to work as a family and keep the peace while putting all the pieces together. Work as a team, have patience with one another and remember that your relationship means more than winning an argument or a disagreement. Once you’re finished be sure to take a photo of your great accomplishment and talk about how you solved problems together as a family and kept the peace.

  • Outing : Peaceful Places

    Set aside a day to find peaceful places in your community. Everyone’s idea of peaceful is a little different, talk about what brings you peace and where you might like to go to feel peaceful. Then pick one of the places to visit together as a family. Some people feel peaceful at the beach, in the mountains, at a park, near a river/stream, listening to music or visiting an art museum. Decide together what would be the most peaceful place to go and spend the day. On your way home talk about how being there made you feel, try to set aside more time to find peace places as a family.

  • Recipe : Peace Pie

    Is there someone you need to make peace with or someone you’d just like to have a piece of pie with? This easy no bake pie is the perfect remedy for any situation.

    No Bake Oreo Pie

    1 chocolate cookie crust (store bought is easiest)

    1 8 ounce package cream cheese (softened)

    ¼ cup powdered sugar

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 8 ounce container of whipped topping

    12 Oreos (crush 10 into pieces, keep 2 aside to break up into larger pieces for garnish)

    1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with a hand mixer in a large bowl.

    2. Add the ten crushed Oreo’s to mixing bowl and mix in with the mixer until combined. This will break up some of the chunks into smaller pieces. Fold in the Cool Whip.

    3. Spread filling into prepared pie crust. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

    4. Before serving, use the remaining 2 Oreos to top with more whipped topping and the crushed Oreos.

    5. Enjoy a piece of pie with someone you care about.

  • Craft : Peaceful Windows

    The sun is finally coming out (spring is almost here!), it’s time to let the light into the house with lovely colorful stained glass art.

    You’ll need:

    Crayons Pieces (paper pealed off, crushed or grated into small pieces)

    Wax Paper

    Iron and ironing board

    Poster board to protect your ironing board

    Once you get your supplies together, fold poster board in half, cut wax paper to be twice the size of the art you want to create, then fold wax paper in half inside poster board. Arrange crayon pieces on wax paper the way you’d like, have fun picking rainbow colors, make patterns or choose to use one color scheme. Fold wax paper over then fold poster board over. You should have a poster board, wax paper crayon taco. (Adult should use an iron) Using an iron on medium/high heat iron the poster board, take your time the crayons will melt, no need to push too hard. Once crayons are melted, let cool. Then have fun cutting wax paper into shapes or hang as is in a window. Enjoy the colorful peaceful light that your artwork created in your home.