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  • Game : Rules For Life

    Pull out the Game of Life and enjoy learning all that LIFE has in store for you in game form. There are so many chances in the game to make choices that will determine how you finish the game. Choose wisely! Have fun as a family and talk about what real life choices you want to make as you grow up. Do you want to go to college? What job do you want when you’re grown up? Do you think you will get married? Do you want children? How many? What kind of a home do you want to live in? Spend time as a family talking about these choices and how they can affect your life, allow everyone to voice their dreams and allow everyone to talk about the life and responsibilities they want as they grow up. Parents talk about your life choices and how it affected your life.

  • Outing : Grocery Store Run

    You can take responsibility for helping with grocery shopping this week, and you can make it fun! Have the adult in your home help you make a shopping list, check the fridge and pantry. What do you see you need? Maybe even plan a meal you’d like to help make and get all the ingredients for that meal. Once you have your shopping list have an adult go with you to the store. Help find what you need, remember to check out the prices and find the one that costs the least. Even help put things on the conveyor belt at check out. If you’re old enough, ask if you can help bag. Once home, help put everything away. You will learn how much responsibility it is to be in charge of the food in your home and how much work your parents do to just have food in the house. Remember to thank them for doing this every single week!

  • Recipe : Gooey Baked Cheese Snack

    This easy and yummy snack is perfect for a game night and simple for any age to make. If you are young, you will need an adults help to turn on oven and take cheese out of hot oven.

    Ingredients:

    1 round wheel of brie cheese

    1/3 cup honey

    ¼ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans

    1 sheet of puff pastry

    your favorite crackers

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lined cookie sheet place one sheet of defrosted puff pastry. Add chopped nuts in a pile in the center of puff pastry, drizzle honey over nuts and then place brie on top of the nuts. Now wrap puff pastry over brie like you would wrap a gift. Flip over so the seam side is down. Now bake for 20 to 30 minutes until puff pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve with crackers.

  • Craft : Chore Chart

    Everyone no matter what age you are should have responsibilities around the house. We all live here, so we should all pitch in. Take the time to make a fun and creative chart to list everyone’s names and responsibilities. Get fun colored poster board, use stickers, markers and glitter. Come up with age appropriate chores for everyone. Come together as a family this year to take care of the things you have! Responsibilities can seem hard, but you will feel so good knowing you contributed to making your home a better place.