• Game : Worth the Laugh

    See who in your family has the most patience and can wait to laugh. Pair family members up. Have them sit facing each other. The rules are they must look their partner in the eye. They cannot move their bodies or talk, however they can move their face, eye brows, nose, wiggle ears (but NO smiling). Try not to LAUGH. The first person to smile or laugh is out. The winner moves on to play against another family member. Have fun seeing you can wait the longest to laugh!

  • Outing : Worth the Wait

    Waiting is hard, especially if you’re waiting to go someplace fun. As a family choose a place you want to go: A theme park, beach pier, fair, arcade, latest movie, or bounce gym. Make a jar that family members can add loose change, money and allowance to. Set an amount you’ll need to be able to go on this family outing. Wait patiently as a family as you save for the outing, talk about how close you are getting and how exciting it will be to finally get to go. Once you’ve reached your goal use the money from the jar to pay for the day. While out enjoying what you’ve waited for, talk about how it was worth the wait and the hard work it took to get to where you wanted to go.

  • Recipe : Worth it Candy

    Waiting is hard, you’ll be great at waiting after stirring this candy. This is a great family activity; make sure everyone gets a turn stirring!

    Recipe Ingredients:

    4 cups granulated sugar

    1 cup milk

    2 cups chopped nuts

    2 tablespoons butter

    1 teaspoon salt

    Cooking Directions:

    In a heavy saucepan or skillet, heat about one fourth of the sugar until melted and light brown (caramelized).

    In another saucepan, combine remaining sugar and milk; cook over medium-low heat, stirring until dissolved. Slowly add caramelized sugar, stirring constantly. Continue cooking until mixture reaches the soft ball stage; it will form a ball when dropped in cold water (234° to 236°F). Remove from heat; add nuts, butter and salt; beat until creamy.

    Pour into well-greased 9x9x2-inch pan; cool before cutting into 1-inch squares, or as desired. Makes 81 (1-inch) squares.

  • Craft : Worth the Spin

    Pull out that salad spinner and give it new life as the vehicle for creating art. You’ll need to wait to see your art with this fun craft.

    #1 Place on paper plate in salad spinner. If you want to cu te paper to be round and fit fill free, paper plates can be an easier option.

    #2 Squeeze a generous amount of paint in your favorite colors in the center of the plate.

    #3 Place the lid on your salad spinner (this can be the hard part, not knowing what your art will look like once you spin it) now give it a good whirl. Open it up to see color magic! If desired add a second batch of one or two colors and spin again.

    #4 Remove plate and let dry.