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  • Game : Paper Telephone

    Game: Paper Telephone (photo of hand writing)

    Who’s ready to play a funny variation of telephone? You’re going to play it on paper instead of in whispers. What you will need is: A piece of paper and pencil for each family member.

    How to play: Hand out paper and writing utensils to all the players. Have everyone write their name at the bottom of the page.

    Everyone starts by writing a sentence at the top of their paper. It can be silly or something from a book or movie. Once everyone has a sentence at the top their paper, everyone passes their paper to the right. Then everyone illustrates the sentence given to them with a small picture right underneath the sentence.

    Once everyone has finished drawing their sentences, everyone folds the top part of the paper over so it covers the first sentence, but not the picture. Then again, everyone passes their papers to the right. Now everyone receives a paper with just a drawing visible, and everyone writes the sentence that presumably could have led to that picture.

    Continue writing and drawing until you run out of room, or until everyone gets his or her paper back (that’s why you wrote names at the bottom at the beginning). After everyone’s done writing and drawing, everyone unfolds the paper he or she has and begins to read and laugh at all the sentences and drawings, especially how in the world the first sentence turned into the last one. Then you can go around the circle one by one as everyone reads a paper out loud, or you can just pass them around so everyone can see the drawings clearly. And then play another round!

  • Outing : Honor Roll

    It’s time to honor someone you know and love. As a family sit down and think of someone you’re entire family values, then think of a way to honor them. Make a meal together and deliver it, bake cookies or a cake, bring flowers to their work or mow their lawn. Whatever you pick do it as a family, make cards telling them how much you appreciate them and deliver them with the act of service. Taking time as a family to honor someone in your life that has made a difference for your family will bring your family closer, maybe make this a monthly practice in your home to honor someone you love!

  • Recipe : Fried Apple Rings

    Imagine if you combine a hot donut and apple pie?! You’d have the best of fall flavors. Enjoy making these delicious treats as a family and make an extra batch to share with someone you’d like to Honor this month.

    Ingredients

    3-4 large apples

    oil (for frying)

    For the Batter

    1 cup flour

    1/4 tsp baking powder

    1/4 tsp salt

    1/2 tsp cinnamon

    2 TBS sugar

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 large egg

    For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/2 tsp cinnamon

    Instructions

    Preheat a large shallow pot full of about 2 inches of oil over medium heat. In a medium sized bowl mix together your flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.

    In a small bowl combine your buttermilk and egg. In a third bowl combine your cinnamon and sugar for the topping then dump onto a plate.

    Dump your buttermilk and egg into the flour mixture and stir together. Slice your apples into thin round slices, about 1/4 inch thick (I used my mandolin on thick). Cut out the cored of your apples and cut each apple slice into 2 rings using a round cookie or biscuit cutter.

    Dip your apple slices into your batter and allow excess batter to drip off. Put a few slices at a time into the preheated oil and allow to cook for a couple minutes, flipping after the bottom half is a golden brown color. Then cook on bottom side till browned too.

    Remove from oil and place on some paper towels to drip excess oil off. Dip apple slices into cinnamon sugar mixture, and coat on both sides.

  • Craft : Honor Wreaths

    Create an autumn themed wreath to give to someone special to show them how valuable they are to you. The person you choose to honor can display your wreath all season long.

    What you need

    Paper plates

    School glue

    fallen leaves or fake fall leaves

    scissors

    Cut out the center of the paper plate, only leaving the outer ring of the plate. It should look like a “O”. Glue leaves as you wish all over plate leaving no empty spaces. Allow to dry and then give away!